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Former President George H.W. Bush remembered for role in Cold War, Iraq

Dec 02 2018

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON Tributes to former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died at the age of 94, poured in from around the world on Saturday as global leaders honored him for his role in helping to end the Cold War and reduce the threat of nuclear annihilation. | Video

Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger killed in prison

Oct 30 2018

James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant before going on the run for 16 years, was killed at a federal prison in West Virginia, sources said on Tuesday. | Video

Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

Aug 27 2018

(This August 26 story corrects in 25th paragraph to say Marsha Mason was nominated for "Goodbye Girl" Oscar but did not win.) | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91 -NYT

Aug 26 2018

Aug 26 U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as "The Odd Couple," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Lost in Yonkers," died on Sunday at the age of 91, the New York Times reported, citing his publicist.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit

Aug 17 2018

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. | Video

Joe Jackson, patriarch of U.S. musical dynasty, dead at 89

Jun 27 2018

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael, daughter Janet, and the Jackson 5 on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Wednesday. | Video

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

Jun 22 2018

WASHINGTON Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. | Video

Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer dies

Jun 21 2018

WASHINGTON, June 21 Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.

Political prankster and Nixon nemesis Dick Tuck dead at age 94

May 30 2018

Dick Tuck, the one-time Democratic Party operative who made a career of political pranks and subterfuge, specializing in tormenting Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 94, his longtime friend Lorraine Glicksman said.

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dead at 88

May 15 2018

Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of "new journalism" who captured the mood and culture of America across five decades with books including "The Bonfire of the Vanities," "The Right Stuff," and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," has died at the age of 88, his agent said. | Video

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