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Science

Wilton Dillon, who led Smithsonian seminars on humanities and sciences, dies at 92

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washingtonpost.com - Wilton S. Dillon, a cultural anthropologist who spent decades leading the Smithsonian Institution’s interdisciplinary conference series, which convened bold-name figures in the humanities and scien...

World

Wang Dongxing obituary

theguardian.com - When Mao Zedong’s bodyguard, Wang Dongxing, who has died aged 99, joined the plot to arrest Mao’s wife, Jiang Qing, and her associates in the “Gang of Four” after Mao’s death in China in 1976, he k...

World

Egon Bahr obituary

theguardian.com - In 1963, Egon Bahr was the press spokesman for Willy Brandt, a world-renowned figure as mayor of West Berlin, the enclave that was both symbol and front line of the cold war between east and west. ...

Art & Entertainment

Charles Tomlinson obituary

theguardian.com - The poet Charles Tomlinson has died aged 88, at the Gloucestershire cottage where he had lived since 1958. It is significant that this major English modernist and internationalist should have roote...

Art & Entertainment

Mariem Hassan obituary

theguardian.com - Mariem Hassan, who has died of bone cancer aged 57, in a desert refugee camp for the Sahrawi people in south-west Algeria, was one of north Africa’s great singers. She used her powerful voice to pu...

World

Hamid Gul obituary

theguardian.com - Hamid Gul, who has died aged 78, led Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the largest of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, for two years in the late 1980s when it played a vital role in channelling b...

Art & Entertainment

Stevie Ray Vaughan Killed; Blues Guitar Player Was 35

nytimes.com - EAST TROY, Wis., Aug. 27— Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the nation's top blues guitarists, and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash here early today after a performance with Eric Clapto...

Art & Entertainment

Dr. James H. Duke Jr., Texas Trauma Surgeon, Dies at 86

nytimes.com - Dr. James H. Duke Jr., a Houston trauma surgeon who treated Gov. John Connally of Texas on the day of the Kennedy assassination and reached a national audience through his syndicated television rep...

Business

Interim director of Chamber of Commerce hopes to stay on — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - The chairman of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce is hoping to name a new executive director in the near future. And the best candidate could already be on the payroll. Former director Heather...

Leisure

Ritzman Pharmacy kicks off workshop series — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - Ritzman Pharmacy held a workshop Thursday that taught customers how to make essential oil lotion bars. The workshop is part of Ritzman’s rebranding initiative called Ritzman Restores. Ritzman partn...

Art & Entertainment

Fast facts about Wadsworth High School Marching Band — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - Auxiliary instructors: Jessica Acord and Vanessa Lloyd Volunteers: Wadsworth Band Boosters Executive Board How many years directing overall: 31 years teaching experience Who is your favorite marchi...

Sports

Buzz becomes louder as first football game at new Highland field nears — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - GRANGER TWP. — For a little more than a year, football players like Manny Dela Cerna looked to the south side of Highland and dared to dream. A field once filled with rocks and construction vehicle...

Sports

Girls soccer: New kids for Brunswick play like veterans — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - GRANGER TWP. — If season openers are any indication, the kids are all right. The Brunswick girls soccer team came into its non-conference game Wednesday with Highland full of questions after bringi...

Sports

Browns: Johnny Manziel still isn’t throwing, sore elbow is the culprit — The Medina County Gazette

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medinagazette.northcoastnow.com - BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s right elbow is still barking. So he still isn’t throwing, which is troubling for a quarterback. Manziel made a couple of soft tosses with his left hand during warm-ups and ...

Sports

Darryl Dawkins, NBA player dubbed ‘Chocolate Thunder’ for his dunks, dies at 58

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washingtonpost.com - Darryl Dawkins, the first high school player to go straight to the National Basketball Association when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975, died Thursday at a hospital in Allentown, P...

Art & Entertainment

Augusta Chiwy, ‘forgotten’ African nurse of Battle of the Bulge, dies at 94

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washingtonpost.com - For decades, stories circulated among veterans and historians about an African nurse who tended to wounded and dying American soldiers in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, the bloody campaign...

Sports

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian says he can balance work and possible treatment

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latimes.com - USC Coach Steve Sarkisian still isn't offering details about what treatment he might receive in the wake of his outburst at a campus booster function last weekend, and he hasn't explained how he pl...

Science

Jacob Bekenstein, towering theoretical physicist who studied black holes, dies at 68

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washingtonpost.com - Jacob Bekenstein, one of the world’s foremost theoretical physicists, who used the power of thought to explore the invisible objects that are ranked among the wonders of the universe — black holes ...

Art & Entertainment

Anna Kashfi, actress and first wife of Marlon Brando, dies at 80

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washingtonpost.com - Anna Kashfi, an actress who played exotic beauties on-screen and who had a brief, turbulent marriage to Marlon Brando, the Oscar-winning star of “On the Waterfront” and “The Godfather,” died Aug. 1...

Art & Entertainment

Should we view a killer's video? Readers weigh in after 'Don't Watch' campaign

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latimes.com - It didn’t take long for video to appear on YouTube of two Virginia journalists, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, being shot dead during a live interview on Wednesday. Vester Lee Flan...

Business

Companies are on the hook for contractors' labor policies, NLRB says

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latimes.com - A labor dispute at a Silicon Valley recycling center could dramatically change who corporate America counts as an employee. The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that companies using wo...

Environment

Big month for conservation: Californians cut water use by 31% in July

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latimes.com - Californians again earned good grades for water savings last month, cutting overall urban use by 31% compared with July 2013, officials said Thursday. "Californians’ response to the severity of the...

Sports

Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea has gone to live with birth mom

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latimes.com - Rosie O'Donnell's daughter Chelsea, whom she adopted as an infant in 1997, has left home to live with her birth mother, Deanna Micoley. Chelsea O'Donnell was the 17-year-old who ran away from Rosie...

Science

FDA approves Amgen cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha for some patients

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latimes.com - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc.’s cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha, a promising medicine that could reduce heart disease and create billions of dollars in sal...

Sports

Barry Bonds loses collusion case against MLB

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latimes.com - Barry Bonds has lost his collusion grievance against Major League Baseball. Bonds could not find a job after the 2007 season, in which he hit 28 home runs and led the league with a .480 on-base per...

Sports

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of 9-year-old Ferguson girl

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latimes.com - A suburban St. Louis man faces charges in the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl, the Ferguson Police Department said Thursday. De’Eris Marquan Brown, 21, of O’Fallon, Mo., has been charged with o...

Politics

Death of San Francisco woman leads to bill on deporting felons

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latimes.com - Republican state lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation to restrict local law enforcement agencies from seeking custody of accused criminals scheduled for deportation, a response to the death...

Sports

Michigan State must maneuver a challenging schedule to reach the top

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latimes.com - The Times' annual college football countdown continues its march toward No. 1 with our pick for No. 5. Michigan State is a lock for the College Football Playoff if — and it's a big IF — it negotiat...

Sports

Bison attack: Man 'played dead' to escape after being gored

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latimes.com - Bleeding and flat on the ground, Chris Baker tried to play dead in hopes the huge bison that had just gored him would lose interest and wander off. The animal sniffed, snorted and stood over Baker ...

Art & Entertainment

Live Nation agrees to cancel one Fairplex rave and scale back others

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latimes.com - Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said Thursday that concert promoter Live Nation has agreed to cancel one upcoming rave at the county-owned Fairplex and to scale back another and implement...

Business

U.S. stocks jump again, fueled by strong economic news and rallies abroad

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latimes.com - Stocks in the U.S. rose sharply Thursday for the second consecutive day as a market that has whipsawed investors all month took its cues from surprisingly strong economic news as well as earlier ra...

Sports

Yasiel Puig hurts right hamstring again in Dodgers' 1-0 win over Reds

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latimes.com - Yasiel Puig was starting to find his form, compiling a season-long 10-game hitting streak and looking like the kind of player who could make a difference for the Dodgers in the final months of the ...

Politics

California lawmakers shelve bills on minimum wage, immigrant work permits

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latimes.com - State lawmakers on Thursday shelved some 100 bills for the year, including proposals that would have raised the minimum wage, banned oil drilling off the coast and provided work permits to agricult...

Sports

Dodgers relievers finish Zack Greinke's strong start in win over Reds

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latimes.com - Kenley Jansen was unavailable to pitch Thursday. So were Juan Nicasio and J.P. Howell. Learning that made Zack Greinke smile as he reflected on the Dodgers' 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. "I...

Sports

Matt Shoemaker's homecoming performance gives Angels win over Tigers, 2-0

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latimes.com - Matt Shoemaker was crowned homecoming king on Thursday, with the Angels right-hander and native of Trenton, Mich., making his first start in Comerica Park a memorable one. With his parents, several...

Art & Entertainment

Netflix set to double its L.A.-area office space with move to Hollywood

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latimes.com - Netflix is loading up its truck and moving to Hollywood. The Los Gatos, Calif., company will move its SoCal operations from Beverly Hills to the center of action in Hollywood by 2017. The video str...

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