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Extremely disappointing discovery leads to arrest of Florida rookie cadet, cops say Read full story for latest details.
Yahoo! News | 12 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Ronald Blythe, Scribe of the English Countryside, Dies at 100 He was best known for his 1969 book Akenfield, but he was also beloved for his many essays and columns about rural life in his native Suffolk.
New York Times | 13 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Harry Kelsey, former chief curator at L.A.'s Natural History Museum, dies at 93 Aside from his history work, Harry Kelsey was key in helping establish downtown Los Angeles' Broadway Theater and Commercial Historic District.
Los Angeles Times | 13 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Bob Orben, One-Man Gag Factory and Speechwriter, Dies at 95 He wrote tens of thousands of jokes in his career. Among those who told them were Dick Gregory, Jack Paar, Red Skelton and, for a while, President Gerald R. Ford.
New York Times | 15 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Charles Silverstein, 87, Dies; Helped Destigmatize Homosexuality He was at the forefront in persuading the American Psychiatric Association to reassess its classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2023 11:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Mukarram Jah, Heir to an Opulent Throne He Abandoned, Dies at 89 He descended from famed Islamic royalty in India and Turkey, but later fled to Australia and became a sheep farmer.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2023 11:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Kelly Scott, former Times arts and culture editor with a cool reserve and critical eye, dies at 68 Kelly Scott, former Los Angeles Times culture editor, dies at 68
Los Angeles Times | Feb 7, 2023 7:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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David Harris, Leader of the Vietnam Draft Resistance Movement, Dies at 76 A nationally renowned activist who went to jail for refusing to serve, he later wrote for Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2023 7:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drifters singer Charlie Thomas dies at 85 The late Charlie Thomas was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 as a member of the long-running R&B group, the Drifters.
Los Angeles Times | Feb 7, 2023 6:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Overlooked No More: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Poet and Suffragist One of the best-known Black poets of the 19th century, she was also a renowned orator who spoke about the rights of women and formerly enslaved people.
New York Times | Feb 7, 2023 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend