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  • Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)

    Leonard Nimoy

    By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand....

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  • Anthony Mason, 48 (1966 - 2015)

    Anthony Mason

    By RICK FREEMAN, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Mason, the rugged power forward who was a defensive force in the NBA from the 1990s into the early 21st century, has died. He was 48.New York Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News.Mason won a Sixth Man Award and made an All-Star team, but it was the...

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  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97 (1917 - 2015)

    The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

    By TOM COYNE, The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home — he joined hands with...

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  • Yasar Kemal (2015)

    Yasar Kemal

    By SUZAN FRASER, The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91.Kemal died at Istanbul's Capa Hospital where he was admitted on Jan. 14 and was being treated in its intensive care unit for multiple organ failure, Dr. Mehmet Akif Karan said.Kemal was the author of "Memed, My...

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  • John B. Fairchild (2015)

    John B. Fairchild

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.Fairchild headed his family's publishing business, Fairchild Publications Inc., for more than 30 years, including a long stint as the tyrannical editor...

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