WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 6: Commissioner Janet Norwood testifying on February 6, 1987. (Photo by James K.W. Atherton/The Washington Post)

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Janet L. Norwood, former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies

Dr. Norwood, 91, the bureau’s first female commissioner, sought to separate statistics from politics.

Gene Saks, actor-director who worked with Neil Simon, dies at 93

Gene Saks, actor-director who worked with Neil Simon, dies at 93

Mr. Saks won three Tony Awards for his direction and worked with Simon on “The Odd Couple” and more.

‘Hot’ Rod Hundley, NBA player and broadcaster, dies at 80

‘Hot’ Rod Hundley, NBA player and broadcaster, dies at 80

Mr. Hundley was a college star at West Virginia before entering the NBA as a player in 1957.

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Former principal owner of San Francisco Chronicle chaired board of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

Bishop Long was a dominant pastoral voice in the District and a broadcaster on gospel radio for decades.

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Mr. Newmyer, also a yo-yo champion and amateur magician, introduced the pizza chain to the D.C. region.

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

Mr. Tranströmer was known in his country and beyond as a master of metaphor.

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.

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