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Former Sen. Arlen Specter Dies at Age 82

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, d...
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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a dying breed of liberal Republicanism switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died after a lengthy battle with cancer, his family announced Sunday.

Specter died of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia, his family said. He was 82.