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Walter Mondale, Carter's Vice President, Dies at 93
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Walter Mondale, Carter's Vice President, Dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost one of the most lopsided presidential elections after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death... Read More

Vernon Jordan, Activist, Former Clinton Adviser, Has Died
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Vernon Jordan, Activist, Former Clinton Adviser, Has Died

ATLANTA (AP) — Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter.... Read More

National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11
Veterans
National Native American Veterans Memorial to Open Near Capitol Hill Nov. 11
2020-10-16 15:40:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Right now, it's just a hub of activity behind a construction area awning at the foot of Capitol Hill, but come Nov. 11 the site, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian, will be... Read More

Few in Number, Black Residents in Appalachia Push for Justice
In The States
Few in Number, Black Residents in Appalachia Push for Justice

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in southeastern Kentucky began organizing a candlelight vigil in her memory. Taylor was killed in March by police officers in Louisville,... Read More

John Lewis to Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol
Congress
John Lewis to Lie in State in the U.S. Capitol
2020-07-24 17:14:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Lewis will lie in state at the Capitol next week, with the public viewing extended over two days and moved outdoors to allow for social distancing and public health precautions due to COVID-19. After an invitation-only... Read More

Ross Perot, Self-Made Billionaire, Patriot and Philanthropist, Dies at 89
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Ross Perot, Self-Made Billionaire, Patriot and Philanthropist, Dies at 89

DALLAS — Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, renowned patriot and two-time independent candidate for U.S. president, has died after a five-month battle with leukemia. He was 89. The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems Corp. in... Read More

Lee Iacocca, Father of the Ford Mustang Who Later Rescued Chrysler, Dies at 94
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Lee Iacocca, Father of the Ford Mustang Who Later Rescued Chrysler, Dies at 94

Lee A. Iacocca, an ambitious immigrant’s son and salesman extraordinaire whose blunt and swaggering persona dominated the automobile industry like nobody since Henry Ford, died Tuesday. He was 94. Iacocca, who spent his last years living in Los Angeles, hacked... Read More

Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Socialite and Fashion Entrepreneur, Dies at 95
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Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Socialite and Fashion Entrepreneur, Dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt experienced both loss and triumph on a grand scale. Her multimillionaire father died when she was 2, leading her socialite mother to abandon her for the high life on two continents. She was wrenched from a beloved nurse... Read More

Richard Lugar, Who Led Arms-Control Pacts in Senate, Dies at 87
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Richard Lugar, Who Led Arms-Control Pacts in Senate, Dies at 87

NEW YORK — Richard Lugar, a six-term Republican senator from Indiana whose foreign-affairs and farm-policy dealings with Democrats represented a bygone era of bipartisanship, has died. He was 87. The Lugar Center, a Washington-based think tank founded by the senator,... Read More

Sydney Brenner, Genetics Expert and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 92
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Sydney Brenner, Genetics Expert and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 92

Sydney Brenner, a scientist who helped decipher the genetic code, discover how its information is put to use, and laid the groundwork for DNA sequencing technology, died Friday. He was 92. Brenner was also famed for research on a tiny... Read More

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