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I've seen Arlen Specter in the news a lot lately. Isn't he from Kansas?

The U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, was born in Wichita and grew up in Russell. Russell also is the hometown of another famous former senator, Bob Dole.

The Judiciary Committee has been in the news because of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Samuel Alito.


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