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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88
Defense
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88
2021-06-30 20:12:48
by Dan McCue

Donald Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary who ran the Pentagon when the U.S. launched wars against Iraq and Afghanistan, has died at the age of 88, his family announced Wednesday. The cause was multiple myeloma, said Keith Urbahn, a spokesman... Read More

Mike Gravel, Former US Senator for Alaska, Dies at 91
U.S. Senate
Mike Gravel, Former US Senator for Alaska, Dies at 91

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Gravel, a former U.S. senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91. Gravel, who... Read More

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

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99
International
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He... Read More

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

Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and GOP Power Broker, Dies
Political News
Sheldon Adelson, Casino Mogul and GOP Power Broker, Dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, has passed away at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma , the casino company announced Tuesday. At one point the... Read More

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Former Dean of Congress, Dies at Age 90
Congress
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Former Dean of Congress, Dies at Age 90

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a civil rights icon who during five decades in Congress co-founded the National Black Caucus and pushed to establish a national holiday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday of natural causes at... Read More

Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80
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Emily Clyburn, Activist and Wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dies at 80

WASHINGTON — To those unversed in South Carolina politics and civic life, she was the wife of 58 years to Democrat Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. To everyone else, she was known, with great reverence, as Ms.... Read More

‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dead at 88:
Arts
‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison Dead at 88:

While working at Random House in 1970s, Toni Morrison was known as “the black editor” for her commitment to publishing books about the African-American experience. One of her best sellers was “The Black Book.” Documenting nearly 200 years of history,... Read More

I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies
In The News
I.M. Pei, Revered Architect Who Designed Eye-Catching Addition to National Gallery, Dies
2019-05-17 21:10:50
by Dan McCue

I.M. Pei, the tirelessly globe-trotting architect who placed a giant glass pyramid outside the Louvre and designed the trapezoidal addition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, among other eye-catching structures, has died at age 102. Pei's death was... Read More

Former Representative Ellen Tauscher, Giant in the House, Dies at 67
In The News
Former Representative Ellen Tauscher, Giant in the House, Dies at 67
2019-05-01 02:56:48
by Dan McCue

Former congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who later distinguished herself as a senior arms-control advisor to President Barack Obama, has died. Tauscher died late Monday night at the age of 67. Her family announced her passing in a Facebook post, stating she... Read More

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