He served 23 years on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Before that, he spent many years as chief of the appellate division of the U.S. attorney’s office.

She lost two bids for governor but became a leader among Texas liberals and one of the nation’s most prominent feminists.

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The saxophonist arranged and co-wrote such classics as “Cold Sweat” and “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

He used FOIA requests to pry loose government records. He also edited “The Graphic Canon,” a book series that reinterpreted literary works as comics and visual art.

He was an acclaimed stage, TV and film director but the commercial success of the romantic comedy “Notting Hill” overshadowed much of his career.

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He wrote richly detailed obituaries but was best known for “Final Salute,” an article and book about a U.S. Marine who helped comfort the families of troops killed in Iraq.

As a moderate Republican, he crossed party lines to show support for environmental efforts.

He also starred as a con man in ‘White Collar’ and a grifter in ‘Hawaii 5-0.’

His “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” — about a Black American revolutionary on the run — was a milestone of independent and African American cinema.

The group was best remembered for its raucous recording of “Lady Marmalade.”

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She co-founded the Autism Society of America, a leading advocacy group, at a time when there were few resources for people with autism and their families.

He took charge of the country when longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down amid the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

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His 1991 footage was endlessly replayed and helped spark a week of deadly riots after the police officers were acquitted. It was an early example of the power of citizen journalism.

The discovery was a scientific breakthrough, although his Nobel was controversial. Some said at least a share of the prize should have gone to one of his graduate students.

Maneuvering through coups, conflicts and political intrigue, he helped end a civil war and was the longest-ruling leader of Africa’s largest country.

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His best-selling board game turned the vicissitudes of everyday existence into the objects of chance — and remains a classic six decades after families first sat down to play.

She entered movies as a teenager and later performed opposite Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding” and Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”

His stint as leader of the Board of Regents was roiled by the high-profile death of an athlete in 2018 and led to his resignation.

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The soprano distinguished herself in operas including Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha” and Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” in recitals and in master classes around the world.

In the influential film, he played a guerrilla commander with a fictional name but based on his real-life role in the battle. He later served as a senator.

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Talley, Charles

Taylor, Jewel

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Thomas, Judith

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Triau, Serge

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Arce, Mario

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Copeland Jr., Albert

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Day, Earl

Dean, Andrea

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Dennis, Alice

Depass, Barbara

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Drole, Lorraine

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Fuqua, Benny

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Gilbert, Thomas

Godfrey, Lewis

Goss, Georgia

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Gratton, Joan

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Graves, Harold "cowboy"

Green, Joseph "joe"

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Hardy, Chandra

Hart, Allison "allie"

Heller, Naomi

Helou, Rosemary

Herrity, Frances "fran"

Hickey, Michael

Howard, Virginia "pearl"

Jackson, Mary Louise

Jennings, Carol

Jeremiah, Patricia

Johnson, Sterlin

Jones, Turiya "tuffy"

Joseph, Mary

Joy, Paul

Kainu, Patricia

Kilpatrick, Kathleen "tish"

King Jr., Julius

Kitching, Cloteal

Koutrouvelis, Maria

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Larm, Richard

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Laub, P.

Lebowitz, Sheldon

Lewis, Leonard

Liles, Dorothy

Lion, Sally

Long Jr., Wilbur

Love, Robert "bob"

Mangene, Charlotte B.

Markham, Julia

Marshall, Robert

Massenburg, Anne

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McGuire, Francis

McIver, Nancy

McLeod, Michael

Mercker, Rodney

Mertz, Eugene "gene"

Michael, John

Miller, Susan L.

Millstone, Robert

Montgomery, Jane

Moore, Darin

Musher, Miriam

Nickels, Marilyn

Norris, Gloria

O'Byrne, Leroy

O'Leary, Myra

Orr, Robert "skipp"

Page, Michael

Parker, Perrine

Patterson, Nellie

Payne, Patricia

Perlow, Mildred

Phiel Jr., John

Phillips, Jordan

Pick, Fred

Pilecki, Janet

Plott, Curtis

Prather, Darlene

Preston Sr., James

Pritchard, Douglas

Pugh, Sharon

Ratcliffe, Robert

Richardson, Ruby

Rickard Jr., Wilbur "bill"

Rimmer, Alma

Rodgers, Theressa

Rogers Iv, William "bill"

Schiff, Walter

Schnabel, Edith "jane"

Service, Robert "bob"

Shampain, Saul

Sharpe, Cynthia

Shepherd Jr., Moses

Short, James And Ollie

Singer, Phyllis

Skofronick-Jackson, Dr. Gail

Stachura, John

Steinkamp, Lenora

Steinmetz, Judith

Stern, Barry

Strader, John

Strickland Jr., Leonard "buck"

Suber Sr., David H.

Suydam, Marjorie

Talley, Charles

Taylor, Jewel

Thaggard, Michael

Theis, Natalie

Thomas, Judith

Tompkins, Thomas

Townsend, Margaret

Trado, Dorothy (rafferty)

Triau, Serge

Tribble, Betty

Tucker, Jeanne

Turner, Thelma

Tyler, Bonnie

Ugel Md, Arthur Richard

Walker, Daryl

Walsh, Edith Ann

Warner, H. Wayne

Warzel, Lisa

Wasson, Carl

Wasson, Walter

Watkins, Wilbert

Wesner, Brenda

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Woodland, Joan

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