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David Burwell, the co-founder and first president of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, dies

David Burwell, the co-founder and first president of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a Washington-based organization that has led nationwide efforts to convert thousands of miles...

Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy-winning singer, dies at 76

Al Jarreau, a Grammy Award-winning singer whose versatile tenor voice and vibrant stage style blurred the lines between jazz, soul and pop music, died...

Harry Middleton, who led LBJ library and released presidential tapes, dies at 95

Harry Middleton, a journalist and speechwriter who became the longtime director of the LBJ Presidential Library and whose decision to release recordings of Oval...

William Peter Blatty, author of ‘The Exorcist,’ dies at 89

William Peter Blatty was a senior at Georgetown University in 1949 when he heard the extraordinary story that, more than two decades later, would...

Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars,’ dies at 60

"I was born famous," Carrie Fisher said.The daughter of two of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 1950s - actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie...

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

John Glenn, who captured the nation's attention in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth during a tense time when the United...

Sharon Jones, powerful soul singer with throwback style, dies at 60

Sharon Jones, a late-blooming soul singer who emerged in her late 40s with a gale-force voice and a magnetic stage presence, and who kept...

David Bunnell, publisher of tech magazines PC World and Macworld, dies at 69

David Bunnell, who founded a series of innovative magazines in the 1980s chronicling the emerging world of computers, including PC Magazine, PC World and...

Jon Polito, character actor in ‘Homicide,’ Coen brothers films, dies at 65

Jon Polito, a character actor best known for his roles as menacing, gravelly voiced gangsters, cops and shady business executives in movies created by...

Joe Sutter, Boeing engineer who led project to build the first jumbo jet, dies at 95

Joe Sutter, the chief engineer of the world's first wide-body airliner, the Boeing 747, which expanded long-haul air travel to billions of passengers, helped...

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