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Kathy Shaw, Watchdog on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Dies at 72

Kathy Shaw, Watchdog on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Dies at 72

Kathy Shaw, who surveyed thousands of sex-abuse allegations and posted them on a blog called Abuse Tracker.

Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper

Overlooked No More: Bette Nesmith Graham, Who Invented Liquid Paper

Bette Nesmith Graham, center, in 1978. She formed a multimillion-dollar global company after inventing Liquid Paper.

Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81

Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81

Ted Dabney, left, Nolan Bushnell, Fred Marincic and Allan Alcorn in 1973 with a Pong console at the Atari offices in Santa Clara, Calif.

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, Versatile Drummer, Is Dead at 65

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, Versatile Drummer, Is Dead at 65

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, in an undated photograph, performing at the Stanford Jazz Festival. He performed and recorded with artists in a wide range of genres.

Susan Anspach, 75, Dies; Daring Actress in Maverick Films

Susan Anspach, 75, Dies; Daring Actress in Maverick Films

In “Five Easy Pieces” (1970). Ms. Anspach played a New Age intellectual who sleeps with Jack Nicholson’s character, even though she’s engaged to his brother.

Larry Langford, Convicted Former Birmingham Mayor, Dies at 72

Larry Langford, Convicted Former Birmingham Mayor, Dies at 72

Larry P. Langford, the former mayor of Birmingham, Ala., outside a federal courthouse in Tuscaloosa, Ala., during his corruption trial in 2009.

LeRoy Jolley, Who Trained Two Derby Winners, Dies at 79

LeRoy Jolley, Who Trained Two Derby Winners, Dies at 79

LeRoy Jolley at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 2009.

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Horace Ashenfelter of the United States, right, passed Vladimir Kazantsev of the Soviet Union, center, to win gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952.

Rose Marie, Showbiz Veteran and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Star, Dies at 94

Rose Marie, Showbiz Veteran and ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Star, Dies at 94

Rose Marie in 2001 at a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers Is Dead at 79

Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers Is Dead at 79

Charles Neville onstage during a performance with the Neville Brothers at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Edgar Ray Killen, Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

Edgar Ray Killen, in a wheelchair, outside the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Miss., in August 2005.

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited With HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited With HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76

Dr. Adel Mahmoud, an expert in infectious diseases, helped usher in a combination vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox as well as one to prevent shingles.

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

John Portman, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93

John Portman in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta in 2006. His atrium hotels were widely imitated by other architects.

Mary Carlisle, Depression-Era Movie Ingénue, Is Dead at 104

Mary Carlisle, Depression-Era Movie Ingénue, Is Dead at 104

Mary Carlisle and Bing Crosby in “Double or Nothing” (1937). She made dozens of movies in the 1930s and early ’40s, often playing a perky innocent.

Keith Murdoch, Rugby Bruiser Who Vanished in the Outback, Is Dead at 74

Keith Murdoch, Rugby Bruiser Who Vanished in the Outback, Is Dead at 74

Rugby star Keith Murdoch, third from left, was sent home from London after a late-night altercation with a security guard following a victory against Wales in 1972. He never made it home, changing planes for the Australian Outback.

Mary Regula, Founder of Library Saluting First Ladies, Dies at 91

Mary Regula, Founder of Library Saluting First Ladies, Dies at 91

Mary Regula, left, the president and founder of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton, Ohio, with Dr. Sheila Fisher, vice president, in the library’s lobby in 2006.


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