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  • Ben Bradlee, 93 (1921 - 2014)

    Ben Bradlee

    NANCY BENAC, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported.As managing editor first and later as executive editor, the raspy...

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  • Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Oscar de La Renta

    SHELLEY ACOCA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of...

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  • Alfred Wertheimer (2014)

    Alfred Wertheimer

    LINDA DEUTSCH, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C's Govinda Gallery which counts Wertheimer among its artists.Wertheimer was 26 when he was assigned to...

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  • Raymond Beadle, 70 (1943 - 2014)

    Raymond Beadle

    The Associated PressWACO, Texas (AP) — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.Beadle fielded his first NASCAR team in...

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  • Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Ayatollah  Mohammadreza  Mahdavi  Kani

    The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.Kani was the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a body of 86 senior clerics that monitors the supreme leader and picks a successor after his death....

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