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Steven Smith, tea entrepreneur, dies at 65

Mr. Smith co-founded the Tazo brand bought by Starbucks and also started similar companies.

Charles Rowe, former co-publisher of Fredericksburg newspaper, dies at 89

Charles Rowe, former co-publisher of Fredericksburg newspaper, dies at 89

Mr. Rowe led the Free Lance-Star with a brother.

Providencia Paredes, assistant to Jacqueline Kennedy, dies

Mrs. Paredes, 90, worked for many Kennedy family members and later for the U.S. Postal Service.

Norman Scribner, who founded D.C. Choral Arts Society, dies at 79

Norman Scribner, who founded D.C. Choral Arts Society, dies at 79

Mr. Scribner came from a family of clergymen and “viewed music as a form of ministry,” he once said.

Miriam Bienstock, a founder of Atlantic Records, dies at 92

In 1958, Billboard profiled her in an article under the headline: “Atlantic’s ‘Money Man’ Is a Woman.”

Lyle Gramley, a Federal Reserve governor, dies at 88

Lyle Gramley, a Federal Reserve governor, dies at 88

Dr. Gramley served the Fed for a quarter-century as an economist, research director and governor.

Floretta McKenzie, who led D.C. schools in 1980s, dies at 79

Floretta McKenzie, who led D.C. schools in 1980s, dies at 79

Her tenure was one of relative administrative stability — a striking departure in a troubled system.

Ellen Conford, children’s writer, dies at 73

Mrs. Conford’s more than 40 books included the “Jenny Archer” and “Annabel the Actress” series.

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

After becoming the country’s first prime minister in 1959, he oversaw independence from Britain and Malaysia.

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German actress Luise Rainer won back-to-back Academy Awards in the 1930s for her roles in “The Great Ziegfeld” and “The Good Earth.”

James Traficant dies at 73

Ohio congressman, 73, was convicted on corruption charges and served time in prison.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Bacall, widow to late actor Humphrey Bogart, played major roles in such films as “The Big Sleep” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

The life of former U.S. senator Howard Baker

The Senate majority leader and White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan died June 26 at age 88.

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