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Mississippi police officers investigated after man dies after arrest

Mississippi police have been accused of causing injuries during the arrest of a man on misdemeanor charges that ultimately led to his death. According to WAPT-TV, Tuesday, George Robinson, died in a Jackson hospital, just two days after he was arrested and released by police during the manhunt for suspects in the shooting death of a pastor. ...

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Mary Oliver: Pulitzer-winning poet dies aged 83

Oliver famously penned the line: "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

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‘I’m proud as can be of my Black ancestry’: Broadway star Carol Channing dies at 97

Iconic stage personality Carol Channing, who was best known for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” has died at 97. According to ...

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Hello Dolly's Carol Channing dies aged 97

The Broadway actress and singer died on Tuesday morning at her home in California of natural causes.

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Colorado Woman, Among 1st WWII Female Pilots, Dies At 96

A Colorado Springs woman who was among the first women to fly for the U.S. military during World War II has died at age 96. Bill Young told The ...

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Trump: New Honduras Migrant Caravan Justifies Need for Border Wall

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Tuesday that a new migrant caravan leaving Honduras justifies his demand for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border ...

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Lamin Sanneh, Scholar of Islam and Christianity, Dies at 76

Born on a river island in West Africa and inspired by Helen Keller, he wound up teaching at Yale and writing about the spread of religions in Africa.

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Ex-South Africa striker Masinga dies

Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a "legend" following his compatriot Phil Masinga's death aged 49.

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Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84. She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who sang to her, Milt Suchin, Pat Boone’s manager, said in a statement.  Mercy Corps Shirley and Pat Boone had been married for 65 years. During ...

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Selective shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next ...

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Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89

The former Cambridge professor had received the highest honour in his subject - a Fields Medal.

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Nazi prison guard who lived in New York for decades dies at 95

A former Nazi labor camp guard who lived in the United States for decades after World War II has died in Germany, local officials said.

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Michael Atiyah, Mathematician in Newton’s Footsteps, Dies at 89

One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.

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Eugeniu Iordachescu, Who Saved Bucharest’s Churches, Dies at 89

A civil engineer, he helped rescue dozens of buildings from destruction in the 1980s by literally rolling them to safety.

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Activist from lunch counter protest photo dies at 84

John Hunter Gray worked closely with Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

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Jakiw Palij, Former Nazi Guard Deported After Decades in U.S., Dies at 95

Mr. Palij had lived for decades in Queens. Although ordered deported in 2004, no country agreed to take him for 14 years.

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Jakiw Palij: Nazi guard deported by US dies in Germany

Jakiw Palij was 95 when he was sent to Germany last year, following a long deportation battle.

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Rosenda Monteros, Actress in ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ Dies

Ms. Monteros, one of the few women in John Sturges’s testosterone-fueled 1960 western, had a long career in Mexican film, theater and television.

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Mungau Dain, Unlikely Pacific Island Film Star, Dies at 24

Mr. Dain starred in the Oscar-nominated “Tanna,” which portrayed his village in the remote island nation of Vanuatu.

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New Jersey man dies after begging police for help and water: ‘If I’m dead in an hour…they did it’

A man pleading for his life and seeking emergency help at a Paterson, N.J., police station as he breathed heavily and begged for water, died in a hospital, sparking protests in the city and a demand for answers, the NY Post reports. READ MORE: Andrea Kelly defends her criticized social media videos with a new […] The post New Jersey man dies ...

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Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane? Some Religious Leaders Say No

Two regions of Belgium are banning kosher and halal slaughter, arguing that not using stunning is cruel. But Jewish and Muslim leaders say their ...

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2nd Man Dies at California Home of Democratic Party Donor

Detectives have opened an investigation into a second death in less than two years at the West Hollywood home of a Democratic donor, the Los Angeles ...

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Jeanne Augier: Flamboyant owner of Negresco hotel dies

Jeanne Augier's death brings to a close an era of glitz and glamour on the French Riviera.

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Canada woman dies after becoming trapped in a donation bin

Several people around the world have met similar fates, which has led to a call to remove charity bins.

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José Ramón Fernández, Who Helped Form Cuba’s Army, Dies at 95

A founding member of the Communist Party of Cuba, he played a leading role in his country’s victory over invading exile forces at the Bay of Pigs.

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Moshe Arens, Israeli Statesman and Ex-Defense Minister, Dies at 93

Mr. Arens, who also served as foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, remained until his last days a beacon of Israel’s ideological right.

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Joe Casely-Hayford, Pioneering Fashion Designer, Dies at 62

One of the first black designers to win international acclaim, Mr. Casely-Hayford alternately embraced and rejected the norms of the fashion establishment.

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