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Congressman Alcee Hastings, After Career Of Triumph, Calamity And Comeback, Dies At 84

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Congressman Alcee Hastings, whose life was marked by perseverance, calamity and a comeback, has died. He was 84.

Hastings crusaded against racial injustice as a civil rights lawyer, became a federal judge who was impeached and removed from office, and went on to win 15 congressional elections, becoming Florida’s senior member of Congress.

He died Tuesday morning, a longtime friend said.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.