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October 14, 2012
Carolyn Kaster photo

FILE - In this May 17, 2010 file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa. campaigns in New Cumberland, Pa. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Susan Walsh photo

FILE - In a June 29, 2010 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, talks with committee member Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a break in Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearing before the committee. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Alex Brandon photo

FILE - In a May 13, 2010 file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., right, meets with Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Charles Dharapak photo

FILE - In a May 27, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama greets Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., at an event honoring Jewish American Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Carolyn Kaster photo

FILE - In a June 16, 2003 file photo, Vice President Dick Cheney, left, appears with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter at a fundraiser at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Nanine Hartzenbusch photo

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1995 file photo, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., points to a reporter during a news conference in Philadelphia, where he announced that he is dropping out of the 1996 Presidential race. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.

Ron Edmonds photo

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1981 file photo, Dr. Everett Koop, left, who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), right, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee which is holding his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, longtime Senate moderate and architect of one-bullet theory in JFK death, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. He was 82.