Janet Reno Dies; First Female AG Served in Turbulent 90s

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Janet Reno was a prosecutor, a politician, and a pioneer — a brainy South Floridian who grew up barefoot among peacocks and alligators and rose to the highest levels of government as the nation’s first female attorney general. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1995, two years after President Bill Clinton appointed her to his cabinet. Reno has died at age 78, reports the Miami Herald . . .

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