This file photo taken on February 11, 1993 shows US President Bill Clinton (R) looking on after naming Miami prosecutor Janet Reno (L) to be attorney general during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC.
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Janet Reno, the first female US attorney general and a lightning rod for Republican attacks during Bill Clinton's presidency, has died in Florida, US media reported.The top US law enforcement officer throughout Clinton's 1993-2001 presidency, Reno came under fire barely one month after becoming attorney general for her handling of a botched April 1993 FBI raid on an armed religious cult in Waco, Texas.One of the longest-serving US attorney generals, her Department of Justice handled prosecutions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and two cases of domestic terrorism, the 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing and the "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.Reno chaired the Florida Governor's Council for the Prosecution of Organized Crime in 1979-80 .Upon leaving office Reno, who was six foot, two inches (1.9 meters) tall, saw her bid to run for governor in 2002 thwarted when she narrowly lost in the Democratic party primary.
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