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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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