WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: FILE,   Robert K. Gray in his office at Gray & Co. in Washington, DC on October 22, 1981. Robert K. Gray, one of the most influential lobbyists in Washington, has died. (Photo by Ray Lustig/The Washington Post)

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Bob Gray, influential Washington lobbyist, dies at 92

To many observers of politics, Mr. Gray embodied lobbying as it came to be practiced in the modern era.

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Chart-topping country music singer who fought cancer

Kevin Sharp, 43, overcame Ewing’s sarcoma in high school, then released three albums and a book.

James Hilleary, noted Washington artist, dies at 90

James Hilleary, noted Washington artist, dies at 90

Mr. Hilleary was an early exponent of Washington Color Painting, an abstract style of the mid-20th century.

Burmese journalist Win Tin dies

Burmese journalist Win Tin dies

He helped Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement and endured nearly two decades in jail.

Van Vlahakis, creator of eco-friendly detergent, dead at 79

Van Vlahakis, creator of eco-friendly detergent, dead at 79

The entrepreneur started his company in his garage in 1967; it had sales of over $100 million last year.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Mr. Carter’s wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice.

Michael C. Janeway, editor and author, dies at 73

Michael C. Janeway, editor and author, dies at 73

The former editor of the Boston Globe later wrote books and held academic posts.

Phillip Hayes Dean, ‘Paul Robeson’ playwright, dies at 83

Phillip Hayes Dean, ‘Paul Robeson’ playwright, dies at 83

Playwright’s dramatic portrait of the singer, actor and activist faced a backlash at its premiere in the 1970s.

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