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Sunday 25 February 2018

Clinton leads tributes at Reno memorial service

Bill Clinton delivered the eulogy to Janet Reno
Bill Clinton delivered the eulogy to Janet Reno

Former US President Bill Clinton led tributes to ex-Attorney General Janet Reno at a memorial service, saying she never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision was the right thing to do.

Mr Clinton delivered a eulogy at the service for Ms Reno, who died on November 7 aged 78. He had appointed her the nation's first female attorney general.

He said Ms Reno was unafraid to take responsibility if decisions turned out wrong. Current US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ms Reno was a trailblazer for women and minority lawyers.

The service took place at a Miami-Dade College campus not far from the Reno family home. Ms Reno died of complications from Parkinson's disease.

She was involved in many major 1990s issues, including the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

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