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Known for steering a moderate course during an era when the two major U.S. political parties became increasingly divided, Senator Arlen Specter often broke with the Republicans. Frequently testy and opinionated, he was dubbed by some as "Snarlin' Arlen" and "Specter the Defector."
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St. Ignatius Loyola
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