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First U.S. female Attorney General Reno dies

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>> That I will bear true faith and allegiance>> Janet Reno, the first female US Attorney General died early Monday at her home in Miami. Her god-daughter telling ABC the cause was complications from Parkinson's, after battling the disease for over 20 years. Reno, a Washington outsider, served as the top US law enforcement official under President Bill Clinton for eight years, the longest stretch for any AG of the 20th century, many of them tumultuous.
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Just weeks into the job, the blunt spoken Reno authorized the deadly 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian cult compound at Waco, Texas. She later authorized the controversial 2000 seizure by federal agents of six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez from his relatives in Florida. Reno's ties with the President also came under pressure during the White Water Affair, an investigation into a failed land deal of the Clinton's.
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Reno greenlighting an independent inquiry, which then expanded into the President's relationship with Monica Lewinsky. After leaving Washington, Reno returned to her home state of Florida, and ran for Governor in 2002, but lost in the Democratic primary.>> I love this state and I care so much about it.
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>> Reno was 78.