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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter Dies At 82

In this July 1, 2005 file photo, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., reacts to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement announcement on Capitol Hill. Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist, died Sunday. He was 82.
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In this July 1, 2005 file photo, then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., reacts to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement announcement on Capitol Hill. Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist, died Sunday. He was 82.

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the Republican-turned-Democrat who played a key role in many Supreme Court nominations, has died at age 82, reports the Associated Press.

His son Shanin Specter says his father died at his home in Philadelphia Sunday morning from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, reports AP.

Spector, a former five-term senator, announced that he was battling cancer in August.

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