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Walter Shapiro, Political Columnist With a Contrarian Streak, Dies at 77 (Tue, 23 Jul 2024)
He brought to his writing a sharp sense of humor, honed in stand-up comedy clubs, and never pulled punches even though he was an unabashed Democrat.
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Noriko Ohara, Voice Actress Known for Nobita in ‘Doraemon,’ Dies at 88 (Tue, 23 Jul 2024)
Her voice became widely recognized in Japan after she starred in animated shows watched by nearly every child in the country and beyond.
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Robert L. Allen, Who Recounted a Naval Mutiny Trial, Dies at 82 (Tue, 23 Jul 2024)
He wrote of how 50 Black sailors were court-martialed for refusing to keep loading munitions onto cargo ships in 1944 after explosions had killed hundreds. They were exonerated this month.
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Duke Fakir, Last Surviving Member of the Four Tops, Dies at 88 (Mon, 22 Jul 2024)
He sang tenor on hits like “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”
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Thomas Neff, Who Turned Soviet Warheads Into Electricity, Dies at 80 (Sun, 21 Jul 2024)
An M.I.T. physicist, he engineered an East-West deal that reduced nuclear threats and produced one of the greatest peace dividends of all time.
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Champion for Progressive Causes, Dies at 74 (Sat, 20 Jul 2024)
A Democrat from the Houston area, she led the effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
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Cheng Pei Pei, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actor, Dies (Mon, 22 Jul 2024)
She starred in kung fu movies from the modern origins of the form in midcentury Hong Kong to the worldwide breakout “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
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Bernice Johnson Reagon, a Musical Voice for Civil Rights, Is Dead at 81 (Sun, 21 Jul 2024)
A singer, composer, curator and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she provided a gospel soundtrack for the civil rights movement.
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Happy Traum, Folk Scene Mainstay and Dylan Collaborator, Dies at 86 (Mon, 22 Jul 2024)
A noted guitarist and banjo player, he emerged from the same Greenwich Village folk-revival scene as his friend and sometime collaborator Bob Dylan.
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Esta TerBlanche, ‘All My Children’ Star, Dies at 51 (Sun, 21 Jul 2024)
Ms. TerBlanche played Gillian Andrassy, a Hungarian princess whose story line was beloved by fans.
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Bobby Grier Dies at 91; Overcame Resistance in Integrating Sugar Bowl (Mon, 22 Jul 2024)
Early in the civil rights movement, a Georgia governor tried to ban Black players from the game, but after a protest by Georgia Tech students, Grier was allowed to play.
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Tommy Robinson, Colorful Arkansas Sheriff and Congressman, Dies at 82 (Fri, 19 Jul 2024)
He gained national attention for his unorthodox approaches to policing in Little Rock and then went on to win three terms in the House of Representatives.
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Nguyen Phu Trong, Powerful Vietnamese Leader, Is Dead at 80 (Fri, 19 Jul 2024)
Known for his “blazing furnace” anticorruption campaign, Mr. Trong consolidated power in one of the world’s few remaining Communist dictatorships.
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Lou Dobbs, Former Fox Business Host and Trump Booster, Dies at 78 (Tue, 23 Jul 2024)
He used his platforms on CNN and Fox Business to share baseless conspiracy theories. His tenure at Fox ended after the network was sued for defamation over claims of voting machine fraud.
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Bob Newhart, 94, Dies; Soft-Spoken Everyman Became a Comedy Star (Fri, 19 Jul 2024)
He was a show-business neophyte when he stammered his way to fame in 1960. He went on to star in two of TV’s most memorable sitcoms.
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Founder of Fandango, J. Michael Cline, Dies After Plunge From Manhattan Hotel (Fri, 19 Jul 2024)
J. Michael Cline was the co-founder of an online ticketing company that changed how Americans went to the movies.
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Pat Williams, Charismatic N.B.A. Executive, Is Dead at 84 (Thu, 18 Jul 2024)
Known for his unorthodox marketing practices, Mr. Williams, a founder of the Orlando Magic, was sometimes called the P.T. Barnum of professional basketball.
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Peter Buxtun, Who Exposed Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Dies at 86 (Thu, 18 Jul 2024)
A Public Health Service employee, he turned whistle-blower after learning of decades-long research involving hundreds of poor, infected Black men who were left untreated.
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Monte Kiffin, N.F.L. Defensive Coaching Mastermind, Dies at 84 (Wed, 17 Jul 2024)
He distinguished himself as the defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who rode his game calling to an easy victory in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003.
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Dave Loggins, Who Wrote Hits for Himself and Others, Dies at 76 (Wed, 17 Jul 2024)
After tasting fame with “Please Come to Boston” in 1974, he became a major Nashville songwriter. He also wrote the theme to the Masters golf tournament.
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Renauld White, Debonair Model Who Broke Barriers, Dies at 80 (Fri, 19 Jul 2024)
The first Black American model to appear on the cover of GQ magazine, he was an avatar of male beauty for nearly half a century.
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Robert Pearson, Hair Stylist Turned Acclaimed Barbecue Chef, Dies at 87 (Wed, 17 Jul 2024)
His Texas-style brisket, made with exacting precision, inspired a generation of New York City pit masters, who opened a wave of smoky joints in the 2000s.
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Naomi Pomeroy, 49, Chef Who Made Portland a Dining Destination, Dies (Thu, 18 Jul 2024)
Her refined palate and pursuit of excellence made her the city’s culinary matriarch, attracting diners and talent alike to Oregon. She died in a tubing accident.
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Herbert Hoelter, Prison Consultant to the Rich and Infamous, Dies at 73 (Wed, 17 Jul 2024)
He helped Martha Stewart, Leona Helmsley, Michael Milken and other white-collar criminals win lighter sentences, and prepared them for life in prison.
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