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  • Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia

    Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood's go-to guy for film history, memorabilia
    Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard. Saturday night was movie...
  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • Eugenie Blanchard dies at 114; nun was considered the world's oldest person

    Eugenie Blanchard dies at 114; nun was considered the world's oldest person
    Eugenie Blanchard, a nun who was considered the world's oldest person, died Thursday on the French Caribbean island of St. Bart's. She was 114. Blanchard died at Bruyn Hospital in Gustavia, where she had lived in the geriatric ward since 1980. Her...
  • Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist

    Mildred Jefferson dies at 84; leading anti-abortion activist
    Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a nationally recognized leader of the anti- abortion movement and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, has died. She was 84. Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge, Mass., said Anne Fox, president of...
  • Randall Dale Adams dies at 61; wrongfully convicted of murdering a policeman

    Randall Dale Adams, a former death row inmate who gained freedom after flaws in his conviction for the murder of a Dallas policeman were exposed in a critically acclaimed documentary, has died. He was 61. Adams died Oct. 30, 2010, of a brain tumor,...
  • Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth

    Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth
    In the days after her son Trig was born, Sarah Palin received an outpouring of support and well wishes, many from other parents of children with Down syndrome. Most notable among these was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), whose son Cole was born...
  • Daniel Schorr dies at 93; controversial CBS and CNN broadcaster became elder statesman at NPR

    Daniel Schorr dies at 93; controversial CBS and CNN broadcaster became elder statesman at NPR
    Daniel Schorr, who became the elder statesman of public radio after decades as a feisty television broadcaster for CBS and CNN, has died. He was 93. Schorr died Friday morning after a short illness at a Washington hospital, National Public Radio...
  • Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence

    Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence
    Theodore C. Sorensen, John F. Kennedy's close advisor and writer-in-residence in the Senate in the 1950s who became special counsel to the president and remained chief speechwriter during Kennedy's tragically brief presidency, has died. He was 82....
  • Newt Gingrich's top aides resign en masse

    Newt Gingrich's top aides resign en masse
    Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of...
  • Kenneth Melson, who oversaw ATF's Fast and Furious, steps down

    Kenneth E. Melson, who has faced heavy criticism in connection with the controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives....
  • At southern border, Obama calls immigration reform an 'economic imperative'

    At southern border, Obama calls immigration reform an 'economic imperative'
    President Obama visited the southern border Tuesday to push for an overhaul of the immigration system, part of a renewed effort to shore up his standing among Latinos and paint Republicans as hostile to a minority group that is a growing force in U.S....