WASHINGTON, DC: John Gibbons' confirmation hearing to be Director of the office of Science and Policy. 1993. (Photo by Ray Lustig/The Washington Post)

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John H. Gibbons, science adviser to Congress and Clinton, dies at 86

Dr. Gibbons was a physicist who led the Office of Technology Assessment before working at the White House.

Larry H. Israel, media executive and former president of The Washington Post Co., dies at 95

Larry H. Israel, media executive and former president of The Washington Post Co., dies at 95

Mr. Israel, The Washington Post Co.’s president from 1973 to 1977, expanded its radio and TV holdings.

Taliban leader Mohammad Omar is said to have died in 2013

Taliban leader Mohammad Omar is said to have died in 2013

The one-eyed Omar became a charismatic commander and elusive enemy of the United States.

Everett ‘Vic’ Firth, percussionist who manufactured drumsticks, dies at 85

Everett ‘Vic’ Firth, percussionist who manufactured drumsticks, dies at 85

A longtime timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, he founded the Vic Firth drumstick company.

Herbert Y. Schandler, Army combat veteran and scholar, dies at 87

Herbert Y. Schandler, Army combat veteran and scholar, dies at 87

Dr. Schandler served in two wars and was a scholar of military history and the Vietnam War.

Ann Rule, doyenne of true-crime writers and profiler of Ted Bundy, dies at 83

Ann Rule, doyenne of true-crime writers and profiler of Ted Bundy, dies at 83

Ms. Rule’s 1980 book “The Stranger Beside Me” was a portrait of Bundy, whom she knew before he was identified as a serial killer.

James L. White, who wrote screenplay for Ray Charles film, dies at 67

James L. White, who wrote screenplay for Ray Charles film, dies at 67

Mr. White was the screenwriter for the 2004 film “Ray,” which was nominated for a best-picture Oscar.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, scientist and former president of India, dies at 83

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, scientist and former president of India, dies at 83

Mr. Kalam, a scientist, was known as the father of the country’s military missile program.

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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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Luise Rainer: 1910-2014

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.”

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