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Death while in office a rarity for modern Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A black-draped chair on the Supreme Court bench once signaled that a justice had died, but those somber memorials have been increasingly uncommon at the court as its members have chosen to retire rather than hold their office until death. Justice Antonin Scalia's death Saturday at the age of 79 marks only the second time in ...