He wrote major studies analyzing political participation, housing and traffic congestion.

His first film, ‘Pumping Iron,’ introduced bodybuilding to a wide audience. Later movies examined the activist career of John F. Kerry and a NASA rover mission to Mars.

Dubbed “Will Rogers with fangs,” the comedian had a fearless style that was revolutionary in the 1950s. During the height of Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts, Mr. Sahl took the position that “McCarthy doesn’t question what you say as much as your right to say it.”

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His 1988-93 tenure coincided with the Summer Games in Seoul. He was later found guilty of corruption and treason and was imprisoned on charges stemming from a 1979 military coup and a bloody 1980 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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He was best known for his recurring role as Gunther, the barista with an unrequited affection for Rachel (Jennifer Aniston).

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He built his career in Amsterdam, then had long associations with British opera companies and the Boston and Chicago symphonies.

The versatile actor who appeared often on Broadway got his TV start with Tom Hanks in “Bosom Buddies.”

He smothered a grenade with his body in Korea, saving fellow Marines from injury or death.

He helped bring global attention and condemnation to the murderous ‘war on drugs’ launched by strongman president Rodrigo Duterte.

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Mr. Pinkney brought new life to old fairy tales — and to children’s literature as a whole — with his radiant illustrations in more than 100 picture books.

They painted 1,000 images of incarcerated people’s final meals, using secondhand ceramic plates as a canvas.

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’

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Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.

Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Oct. 18 at 84.

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The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.

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“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.

His short, flexible board made catching a wave accessible to millions.

He fought with Free French Forces in North Africa and Europe, helping liberate France from Nazi occupation.

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The field of African American religious studies scarcely existed before he took it on in the 1970s with writings distinguished by both their scholarship and their spiritualism.

His books were often drawn from his own experiences as a sled-dog racer and outdoorsman.

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Glynn, Michael

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Jones, Gerard

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Lee, Sheila

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Marra, Patricia

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Marshall, Stephanie

Martin, June

Maxwell, Nancy

McCluskey, Susan

McDermott, Michael

McRae, James

Mercer, Laurice

Milligan, John

Moss, Sedgwick

Mutai, Monica

O'Hara, John

Paregol, Joan

Parker, Peggy

Pascoe, Maria

Patton, Paul

Phelps, Sylvester

Poole, David

Powers, Philip

Quick, Thelma

Richardson, Maxine

Robinson, Mary Elizabeth

Rochelle, Carolyn

Ryan, Patricia

Sandy, Sydell

Satterwhite, Joy

Sgueo, Mary

Shalhoub, Robert

Shockey, Dorothy "dottie"

Silverman, Larry

Simpson, Curtis

Smith, Peter

Solhan, George

Sosa, Shara

Steadman, Carl "dougie"

Swartz, Leisa

Taylor, Claude

Vernaci, Richard

Walker, Grayson

Wall-Murphy, Daphine

Welch, Arthur

Wemhoff, Daniel

Wendel, Thomas

Wenderoth, John

Wilson, Kenneth

Woolls, Margaret "peggy"

Yorkman, Clifton "chip"

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Alexander, Marion

Anthony, Charles B.

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Banks, Ann

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Berg, Irene

Billeaud, Raymond

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Biro, Rudolph "rudy"

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Bragaw, Judy

Brewer, Theophane

Bruner, Paula

Burgess, Joseph

Burt, William

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Chattin, Barbara

Clagett Jr., Charles

Coffman, Sharon

Coley, Lorna

Collins, Lynn

Corio, Mary

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Czecha, Gerard "jerry"

Danjczek, David

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Day, James Leroy "hooker"

Delelle, Robert

Domzalski, Pearl

Downs, Anthony "tony"

Downs Jr., John "jack"

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Evans, James

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Fall, William

Fasiska, John

Finnelle, Wilford

Fleming, Anna

Forte, Christopher

Gaboury, Eleanore

Gill, Carolyn

Giordano, Andrew "andy"

Glanzer, Rita

Glynn, Michael

Goff, Lana

Goldstein, William

Green, Mary

Greene, Stephen

Gregoire, Kathleen

Griffith, Milton

Groomes, Warren

Guenther, Otto

Gunther, Larry

Guy, Christopher

Habanananda, Paijit

Hallen, Evelyn

Hancock, Viola

Harper, Junior

Hashim, John

Hasty, Joyce

Heishman Sr., John

Helman, Shirley

Henry-Schargorodski, Joyce

Herbert, Cheryl

Hill, Clarence

Hill, Otway

Hishmeh, George

Hitselberger, Helen Talbot

Hodziewich, Gabriel

Hoffstot, Jason

Holt, Sallie

Hope, Sharon

Hughes, Kathleen

Hunter, Antonette

Hunter, Herbert

Jerrett Iii, Robert "jock"

Johnson, Joyce

Jones, Gerard

Jones, Marion

Kellett, Claud

Kinal, Chrystyna

Kornhauser, Louis

Lapidow, Floyd

Lee, Sheila

Lewis, Lucille

Littman, Sharonda Cacho

London, Diana

Lopez, Cheryl

Marra, Patricia

Marshall, Gregory

Marshall, Stephanie

Martin, June

Maxwell, Nancy

McCluskey, Susan

McDermott, Michael

McNickle, James

McRae, James

Mercer, Laurice

Miller, Lillian

Miller, Stanley

Milligan, John

Moon, Milton

Moss, Sedgwick

Mutai, Monica

Nadler, Bodil

Nowell, Virginia

O'Bryon, Maureen

O'Hara, John

Paregol, Joan

Parker, Peggy

Pascoe, Maria

Patton, Paul

Phelps, Sylvester

Poole, David

Poston, Rayana

Powers, Philip

Quick, Thelma

Rader, Rita

Randall, Edna

Reilly, Doris

Richardson, Maxine

Robinson, Mary Elizabeth

Robinson, Yvette

Rochelle, Carolyn

Ryan, Patricia

Sandy, Sydell

Satterwhite, Joy

Sgueo, Mary

Shalhoub, Robert

Sheilds, Rebecca "becky"

Shockey, Dorothy "dottie"

Silverman, Larry

Simpson, Curtis

Sims, James

Sines, Irene

Slowik, Penny

Smith, Harriet

Smith, Peter

Solhan, George

Sosa, Shara

Spriggs, Takiyah

Spriggs, Takiyah J.

Stacy, Edward

Starnes, Dr. Waveline T.

Steadman, Carl "dougie"

Stewart, Marc

Stewart Jr., William

Sullivan, Donna

Swartz, Leisa

Taylor, Claude

Vernaci, Richard

Walker, Grayson

Walker, John

Wall-Murphy, Daphine

Waner, Kathleen

Welch, Arthur

Welty, Douglas "doug"

Wemhoff, Daniel

Wendel, Thomas

Wenderoth, John

White, George

Willett, Joe

Williams, Glenwood

Wilson, Elizabeth "liz"

Wilson, Kenneth

Woolls, Margaret "peggy"

Yorkman, Clifton "chip"

Zehner, Anne

Ziegler, Dorothy "dot"

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