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Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter Dies

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died at his home in Philadelphia Sunday morning. He was 82, and had been suffering complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Specter was first elected to the Senate in 1980, and served five terms. In 2005, during his last term, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s disease. In 2009, he became a Democrat after saying that he found himself more “at odds with the Republican philosophy.” He was defeated in the Democrat primary in 2010.

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