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Washington (U.S. state)

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  • 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,...
  • Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence

    Jose Arguelles dies at 72; New Age thinker conceived 1987's Harmonic Convergence
    In 1983, art historian Jose Arguelles was driving down Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles to return a rental car when a vision bloomed: On Aug. 16, 1987, a critical mass of humanity would congregate at sacred spots around the world to bond with the...
  • Richard Chavez dies at 81; brother of Cesar Chavez

    Richard Chavez dies at 81; brother of Cesar Chavez
    Richard Chavez, who helped his older brother, legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez, build the United Farm Workers into a force in state politics and agriculture, died Wednesday. He was 81. Chavez died from complications following surgery in a...
  • PASSINGS: Cliff Dapper

    PASSINGS: Cliff Dapper
    Cliff Dapper, 91, a former Brooklyn Dodgers catcher who was traded in 1948 for future Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell, died in his sleep Feb. 8 at an assisted-living facility in Fallbrook, Calif., said his son, Curtis. Dapper had a brief career with...
  • Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops

    Eldon Davis dies at 94; architect designed 'Googie' coffee shops
    Eldon Davis, an influential architect known as the father of the California coffee shop for midcentury designs inspired by the Space Age and the region's car culture, has died. He was 94. Davis died Friday at a West Hills hospital of complications from...
  • Alcoholic Energy Drink, aka 'Black-Out In A Can,' Sickens College Students

    Alcoholic Energy Drink, aka 'Black-Out In A Can,' Sickens College Students
    An alcoholic energy drink is to blame for the sickness of 9 college students at a party in Roslyn earlier this month.  It was previously suspected that drugs may have played a role in the incident but investigators reveal the students did not take...
  • Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks

    Maxcy Dean Filer dies at 80; 'Mr. Compton' served on City Council and sought to empower blacks
    To supporters he was affectionately known as "Mr. Compton" for his unabashed promotion of the city he loved and called home for almost 60 years. Admirers lauded his relentless efforts to help empower African Americans. But many will perhaps remember civic...
  • Michelle Obama Visits Stamford For Blumenthal: 'We Need This Man In Washington'

    First Lady Michelle Obama came to Connecticut today to stump for both Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal and her husband, President Obama. She devoted a large part of her 20-minute speech to addressing the expectations of the partisan...
  • Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter

    Lucian Freud dies at 88; British painter
    Lucian Freud, a British artist who gained fame for his intense and deeply textural nude paintings, has died. He was 88. Freud, the grandson of the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, died Wednesday at his home in London following an illness,...
  • 2 Rutgers Students Charged For Invasion Of Privacy May Not Face Bias-Crime Charges

    2 Rutgers Students Charged For Invasion Of Privacy May Not Face Bias-Crime Charges
    The two freshmen charged with invasion of privacy in the Rutgers University internet voyeurism case may not face as much time as expected. Middlesex County Presecutor Bruce Kaplan told the Star Ledger, there may not be enough evidence in the case to...
  • Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge

    Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge
    Senior U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, a trailblazer for women in the federal judiciary who evoked both controversy and feminine tradition during a legal career that spanned six decades, died at her Pasadena home Saturday after a long...