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  • Marion Barry, 78 (1936 - 2014)

    Marion Barry

    BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.Barry D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he died shortly after midnight Sunday at a hospital in Washington.Despite his problems, Barry maintained a...

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  • Mike Nichols, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Mike Nichols

    JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence. Nichols won nine Tonys, an Oscar, several Emmys and a Grammy. He made up the lanky...

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  • Dr. David Greer (2014)

    Dr. David Greer

    JENNIFER McDERMOTT, The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He had heart...

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  • Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    Samuel Klein

    The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past two weeks. It did not give the cause of death, but a hospital official told reporters he died of...

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  • Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska

    VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jadwiga Pilsudska-Jaraczewska, a World War II pilot and a daughter of Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, the father of Poland's independence, has died at the age of 94.The Jozef Pilsudski Museum in Sulejowek, a town near Warsaw, said Pilsudska-Jaraczewska died Sunday.She was the younger of two daughters of the celebrated military leader who helped...

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