Obituaries

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Harry Whittington, Texas lawyer shot by Dick Cheney during 2006 hunt, dies at 95

Texas lawyer Harry Whittington was besieged by reporters for weeks after the 2006 hunting accident in which he was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney. Whittington faced injuries more dire than previously disclosed. Illustrates WHITTINGTON (category l), by Paul Farhi (c) 2010, The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. (MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Nuri Vallbona.)

The prominent Texas lawyer and Republican operative died at his home in Austin. He long held that the shooting was an accident, "plain and simple."

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