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  • Specter remembered as an iconoclast who enjoyed going toe to toe with tyrants

    October 16, 2012 | 9:22 am

    During his 30 years in the clubby confines of the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter never lost his acerbic prosecutorial zeal, friends and associates say.

    The insistent questions, the commitment to independence that made the longtime Pennsylvania senator a critical player in recent U.S....

  • From Valley to Vegas, Phillip Wells is remembered

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 21, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It was Patrick Hoffman’s first time in a gay bar, and he was terrified. Until he met Phillip Wells.

    Wells was tending bar at the Rainbow Club West in Knoxville, Tenn., that night some 10 years ago, and he flashed Hoffman his signature oversized smile.

    “I wasn’t old enough to...

  • Solving a grim Jewish quandary after the attacks: Avoiding agunah problems for 9/11 widows

    August 31, 2011 | 11:25 am

    When unthinkable disaster struck a decade ago and close to 3,000 people were murdered at the World Trade Center, the scale of destruction created a unique challenge for victims’ families: identification of the dead.

    With only fragmented human remains and degraded DNA left in the...

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