FILE - Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, tells a news conference outside Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles, in this June 5, 1968 file photo that Kennedy emerged from three hours of surgery in 'extremely critical condition.' All but one fragment of a bullet in Kennedy's head was removed by a team of surgeons. The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. He was 90. (AP Photo/FILE)

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Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90

He came from a family of Hollywood luminaries but forged his own path in Washington politics.

Efua Dorkenoo, who fought female genital mutilation, dies

Efua Dorkenoo, who fought female genital mutilation, dies

‘Mama Efua’ waged an international effort to eradicate the practice that affects millions of women and girls.

Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

Mr. Hunt, an eccentric Texas oil tycoon, lost his fortune in an effort to control much of the silver market.

Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

A Rhode Island Democrat, Mr. Tiernan was an original member of the Federal Election Commission.

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

Ali A. Mazrui, controversial African scholar, dies at 81

Ali A. Mazrui, controversial African scholar, dies at 81

The Kenyan-born Dr. Mazrui authored many books and hosted a documentary on African heritage.

Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on climate policy, dies at 71

Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on climate policy, dies at 71

Mr. Piltz said Bush officials edited reports to minimize the link between human activity and climate change.

Christophe de Margerie, Total chief executive, dies at 63

Christophe de Margerie, Total chief executive, dies at 63

Mr. de Margerie, CEO of the French oil company, died when his jet collided with a snowplow in Russia.

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Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post, dies

The former executive editor of The Washington Post led the newspaper during the Watergate era and is widely credited with having guided its transformation into one of the world’s leading news organizations.

Notable deaths of 2014

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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.

Notable deaths of 2014

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Herb Jeffries (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries, historic actor and jazz musician has died.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” influenced generations of writers around the world.