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Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has just passed away. His son says he died at 82 of complications from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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from The Huffington Post

Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter Dies

Who would have thought someone would bring up former PA Senator Arlen Specter in tonight's GOP debate? In any event, here's a video of Specter doing stand-up comedy back in December. (h/t Niels Lesniewski)

from CNN

Arlen Specter -- 'one of the few truly wild cards' -- dead at 82 - CNNPolitics.com

from news.yahoo.com

Specter dies as Congress is at its most polarized

This November 1965 file photo shows Arlen Specter posing for a portrait. Major events in the timeline of outgoing Sen. Arlen Specter's career in politics: 1959: Hired as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.1964: Serves on the Warren Commission, which concludes that a lone assassin killed President JFK

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from nytimes.com

Arlen Specter, Former Senator, Dies at 82

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Senator, Is Dead at 82 - Politics/U.S. - NYTimes.com

"Pennsylvania is a very tough state; people don't last long in Pennsylvania politics.", Arlen Specter