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  • Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat dead at 83

    MIAMI Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat, who took power in a controversial military-organized 1988 presidential election only to be ousted 41/2 months later, would regularly ask visitors to his modest Port-au-Prince home, "Do Haitians really want...
  • Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

    Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director
    Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at...
  • Chester Nez, 93, was last of the original Navajo code talkers

    Chester Nez, 93, was last of the original Navajo code talkers
    The final member of the original Navajo code talkers, the group of 28 Native Americans who played a crucial role for U.S. communications during World War II, has died. Chester Nez died Wednesday in Albuquerque, confirmed Judy Avila, who helped Nez write...
  • Bob Bailey, singer and Las Vegas civil rights pioneer, dies at 87

    Bob Bailey, singer and Las Vegas civil rights pioneer, dies at 87
    William "Bob" Bailey, a singer, TV host and Las Vegas civil rights trailblazer who was the first chairman of the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, has died. He was 87. Bailey, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, died May 24 under hospice care in Las...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...
  • Gwar frontman David Brockie died of accidental heroin overdose

    Gwar frontman David Brockie died of accidental heroin overdose
    The frontman for the costume-clad "extraterrestrial" metal band Gwar died of an accidental heroin overdose, the Virginia coroner’s office told local media Tuesday. According to a statement from the band, David Brockie, 50, was found dead in his...
  • Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96

    Jean Norris overheard a comment by a blind woman in 1959 that broke her heart. The woman said she couldn't participate in one of the joys of parenting: bedtime reading. Norris, who was sighted and volunteered for a blind service organization, had an...
  • Marilyn Beck, longtime syndicated Hollywood columnist, dies at 85

    Marilyn Beck, a syndicated Hollywood columnist who for decades dished out delectable dollops on celebrities hooking up, splitting up and cracking up, has died at her Oceanside home. She was 85. Beck, who struggled with lung cancer for three years,...
  • PASSINGS: Lewis Katz, Bert A. Betts

    Lewis Katz, 72, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, died Saturday night in a...
  • PASSINGS: Avraham Shalom; Charles Barsotti; Eric Hill

     Avraham Shalom dies at 86; led the Israeli security service Avraham Shalom, 86, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before resigning in disgrace, died Thursday in Tel...