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    Former Senator Arlen Specter Has Died

    Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    By PETER JACKSON, AP
    56 minutes ago

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82.

    Specter, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said his son Shanin. Over the years, Arlen Specter had fought two previous bouts with Hodgkin lymphoma, overcome a brain tumor and survived cardiac arrest following bypass surgery...

    http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/...Arlen.Specter/

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    RIP Senator.

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    RIP, Mr Single Bullet Theory.

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    Knew him, loved him, will miss him. R.I.P.


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    Good article on Spector:

    Centrist Sen. Specter died fighting for moderation

    http://centurylink.net/news/read.php...ps=1011&page=1


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    RIP Senator Spencer. A good man. Condelences to his family and friends. So sorry for the loss.



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