Mrs. Pearl, who survived a pogrom against Iraqi Jews in her youth, helped establish a foundation in memory of her son, a Wall Street Journal reporter abducted and beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan in 2002.

He was an influential leader on national security and served decades in Congress with his brother, Sander.

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With low-tech commercials, he made millions with his Chop-O-Matic, Pocket Fisherman and Showtime Rotisserie oven.

He was part of the Texas trio for more than 50 years, anchoring blues-rock hits like “La Grange” and “Tush.”

He exposed wrongdoing by public officials while working at the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and other outlets.

The nearly bloodless military coup restored democracy to Portugal after almost half a century of right-wing dictatorship and effectively ended Portugal’s colonial rule over the African nations of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

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Jordison drummed for the group during the peak of its popularity in the early 2000s.

The four-term senator, known as a conservative as well as a pragmatist, died after suffering serious injuries in a bicycling accident. He had retired from the Senate in January.

He also edited sailing magazines and raced in three Olympic Games for his native Canada.

His “electroweak” theory lies at the core of what physicists know as the Standard Model.

He founded the Algebra Project, a math education initiative aimed at rural and inner-city students.

  • Paul W. Valentine
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His humor was built around chutzpah, his Jewish identity and his absurdist observations of life.

After conducting research on viruses, he led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md.

With his business partner, Jim Andrews, he distributed cartoons including “Calvin and Hobbes,” “The Far Side” and “Cathy,” as well as columnists including Abigail Van Buren and Garry Wills.

He worked for the old Washington Star and later for NBC and CNN.

He was a campaign official and Senate chief of staff for John F. Kerry, then helped launch a political newsletter.

In a long career in jazz, on Broadway and on television, he won Tony and Emmy awards.

An inveterate adventurer, he created a textbook that became an essential guide for the delivery of medical care in the wild.

His image of a bearded man wearing a turban with a fuse-lit bomb that a newspaper labeled as the Muslim prophet provoked a free-speech debate and sparked extremist attacks, including a massacre at a French magazine that republished the image.

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He was praised — and criticized — for funneling earmarked federal funds to his district.

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Araujo, Adriana

Bacon, Donald

Barbee, Mary "polly"

Barksdale Iii, Thomas

Barnes, Alvin

Barnes, Linda

Barnett, Nancy

Barrett, John "jack"

Bayliss, Carolyn

Beall, Barbara

Bell, Sadie

Benz, Christopher

Berlin, Lawrence

Berneburg, Philip

Bollo, Charles

Boone, French

Brewer, Scott

Brincefield, James

Brooks Sr., Steven

Broughton, Levin

Brown, Lucian

Buckner, Richard "buck"

Burgunder Jr., Benjamin

Burke, Mamie

Burr Ii, Edward "ned"

Caldwell, Charlotte

Carlton, Gloria

Champlin, Alice

Chan, Kig

Chapman, Celestine

Conran, Joseph

Crosson, Everett

Davis, Verdelle

Deskins, Conrad

Dietz, Catherine "cathi"

Duarte, Betty

Dunbar, Lynn

Engster, Diane

Epstein, Lisa

Failmezger, Victor "tory"

Faulkner, Maxine

Fendrich, Roger

Fisher, Judy

Fitch  , Celestine B.

Fletcher, Richard "rik"

Galimore, Erma

Garay, Javier

Garber Jr., John

Garden, Gail

Garrison, Darrell

Garrison, Stephen

Gerow, Julia

Greco, Gina

Green, Tenesia

Greenspan, Roberta

Groom, Carol

Guthrie Jr., Mahlon

Herman, Mauricio

Hotchner, Nanette

Hottle, Harvey

Jocson, Marilou

Johnson, Margaret

Johnson, Thomas

Jones Jr., Raymond

Jones, Robert

Jorgensen, Kenneth

Kane, Michael

Karlowicz, Mitchell

Kaufman, Bernice

Kennedy-Dale, Lena "gurry"

Klein, Barbara

Knutson, David

Kranz, Marvin

Kreischer, Virginia

Krieger, Lawrence

Krock, Richard

Lee, David

Lee, Howard

Lee, Marshall

Lee, Thomas

Lightner, Hughie

Lord, Gail

Luksenburg, Helen

Lyons, James

Macdonough, Kathleen

Mannion, Rose

Mayes, John

McDonald, Ian

McIntyre-Jenkins, Tracey

McMillan, Eleanor

Melnitchenko, Eugene

Melntchenko, Eugene

Molchany, Rosemary

Moravitz, Sally

Norwitz, Martin

Olmi, Eugene

Orr, Robert

Orr, Sidney

Palmer, Jesse

Panciera Sr., Ronald

Parker, Mary

Phillips, Joseph

Pineda, Gloria

Planert, Rudolph

Plummer, Clara

Polimadei, Roland

Pound, Edward

Proffit, Peggy

Puddy, Nancy

Rickard, Jean

Rigby, Peter

Rios, Olga

Robinson, Jacqueline

Robinson, Robert

Rosenthal, Charlotte

Rosinus, Gunther Karl

Rowe, Richard

Rubin, James

Scanlan, Susan

Schmidt, Margaret "maggie"

Schuler, Barbara

Schumacher, John Alfred

Schwartz, Harriet

Schweitzer, Agnes

Smith, Clara

Smith  , Joyce Ellen

Speaks  , Rena L.

Spooner, Donald

Stack, Waldemar Bernard "wally"

Staton, Stacie

Strickland, Jeffrey

Svartz, Elizabeth

Taylor, Kevin

Tentler, Thomas

Thomas, Corrine "ba Ba"

Tolson, Quinton Jeremy

Tompkins, Norman

Travillian, J. Maurice

Tyner, Ronald

Vanbeek, Ora

Vreeland, Mildred

Waggman Iv, Thomas E.

Walker, John

Webster, David

Weisfeld, Lawrence

Wells, Rebecca "nana"

White, Star-Shemah

Wiecking, Nancy

Wilder, Belton

Williams, Barbara

Williams, Deloris

Williams Sr., Howard Parler "hut"

Wilson, Dorothy

Wilson, Margaret

Wood, Patricia

Woods Jr., Nelson "jay"

Wright, Roberta "bo"

Wright, Tina

Wright, Wiley

Zamula, Evelyn

Zillig, Rosalie

Zumwalt, Orlow "r"

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