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  • Oscar de La Renta, 80 (1934 - 2014)

    Oscar de La Renta

    SHELLEY ACOCA, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of...

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  • Gough Whitlam, 98 (1916 - 2014)

    Gough Whitlam

    ROD McGUIRK, The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, whose government was credited with instituting lasting social reforms during a short tenure that ended in a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98. Although national leader for only three turbulent years until 1975, the legacy of Whitlam's Labor Party...

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  • Rene Burri, 81 (1933 - 2014)

    Rene Burri

    The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.Magnum Photos, the agency of which he had been a long-time member, confirmed Burri died in Zurich Monday of cancer."Not only was he one of the great post-war photographers, he was...

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  • Raymond Beadle, 70 (1943 - 2014)

    Raymond Beadle

    The Associated PressWACO, Texas (AP) — Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.The NHRA said Beadle died Monday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.Beadle won 28 NHRA national events and titles from 1979-81. He was a two-time winner of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis.Beadle fielded his first NASCAR team in...

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  • Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, 83 (1931 - 2014)

    Ayatollah  Mohammadreza  Mahdavi  Kani

    The Associated PressTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83.Kani was the chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a body of 86 senior clerics that monitors the supreme leader and picks a successor after his death....

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