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Steve Dunleavy, Brash Face of Murdoch Journalism, Dies at 81
Business, Yesterday

An Australian with sartorial dash, he was a reporter, columnist, editor and TV correspondent who practiced a feisty brand of tabloid journalism.

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Charles Ginnever, Sculptor on a Grand Scale, Dies at 87
Arts, Yesterday

His steel geometric forms are in parks and other public spaces all over the United States.

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Joyce Pensato, Who Made Cartoon Characters Complex, Dies at 77
Arts, June 24

Ms. Pensato, who found art-world success relatively late, transformed the likes of Mickey Mouse and Batman into ambiguous and sometimes scary creatures.

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Mitchel Levitas, Editor in Leading Posts at The Times, Dies at 89
Business, June 24

A Polk Award winner, he edited the Op-Ed page, The Book Review, The Week in Review and also oversaw coverage of the New York area.

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Elliot Roberts, Manager of Rock Stars, Is Dead at 76
Obituaries, June 23

He guided the careers of Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Tracy Chapman but was best known for his many years with Neil Young.

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George Rosenkranz, 102, a Developer of the Birth Control Pill, Is Dead
Obituaries, June 23

Dr. Rosenkranz also had a key role in the first practical synthesis of cortisone and was a contract bridge champion whose wife was kidnapped during a tournament.

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Dave Bartholomew, Mainstay of New Orleans R&B, Dies at 100
Obituaries, June 23

Mr. Bartholomew, a producer, arranger, composer, trumpet player and bandleader, was best known for his long collaboration with Fats Domino.

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Michael Jaffee, Who Co-Founded Early-Music Group, Dies at 81
Arts, June 23

With his wife, he created the Waverly Consort, which brought medieval and Renaissance music back to life and spurred new interest in the field.

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David Esterly, 75, Master Carver Steeped in History and Nature, Dies
Arts, June 21

A self-taught artist’s muse was a 17th-century master woodcarver for the English crown.

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Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, 90, Voice in Cuban Boy’s Custody Fight, Dies
U.S., June 20

She sought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father in Cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off Florida, his mother having drowned.

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William Loverd, Who Promoted Literary Giants, Dies at 78
Books, June 19

He chaperoned the works of dozens of writers at Alfred A. Knopf for almost 40 years. “Bill and Knopf,” a colleague said, “were entirely synonymous.”

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Mohamed Morsi, Ousted Egyptian President, Dies
World, June 17

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died in an Egyptian courtroom on Monday.

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Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies
World, June 17

Mohamed Morsi collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom. Critics cited poor prison conditions and denial of medicine as a possible cause of death.

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Gloria Vanderbilt, Builder of a Fashion Empire, Dies at 95
Style, June 17

An illustrious family name became synonymous with designer jeans, as Ms. Vanderbilt became a celebrity in her own right.

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Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95; Built a Fashion Empire
Style, June 17

An illustrious family name became synonymous with designer jeans, as Ms. Vanderbilt became a celebrity in her own right.

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Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70
Books, June 17

A National Book Award winner, he explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II.

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Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher of The Paris Review, Dies at 52
Books, June 15

She had been a member of its literary circles since joining it as an intern under its editor George Plimpton.

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In the Running World and Beyond, Being #BraveLikeGabe
Well, June 15

The track champion Gabriele Grunewald, who died this week at age 32, helped raise awareness about rare cancers.

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Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Noted Louisiana Guitarist, Dies at 75
Arts, June 14

He worked with Allen Toussaint, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and more. He has been called “the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer.”

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Anthony Price, Author of Cold War Spy Thrillers, Dies at 90
Books, June 14

His 19-book series featuring an intelligence analyst named David Audley drew comparisons to John le Carré.

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Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75
Sports, June 14

Mr. Bowlen, known for his personal flair, had one of the most successful runs of any team owner in American professional sports.

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Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75
Sports, June 14

Mr. Bowlen, known for his personal flair, had one of the most successful runs of any team owner in American professional sports.

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Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75
Sports, June 14

Mr. Bowlen, known for his personal flair, had one of the most successful runs of any team owner in American professional sports.

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Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92
Science, June 13

She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic reactions.

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Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85
Health, June 12

Long the only black faculty member at Columbia’s medical college, he — with Katie Couric — promoted regular colonoscopies, which are now routine.

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Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94
Movies, June 12

She won Oscar nominations for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely” and gossip-column attention for her indefatigable partygoing.

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Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94
Movies, June 12

She won Oscar nominations for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely” and gossip-column attention for her indefatigable partygoing.

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Bushwick Bill, Rapper Who Told Harrowing Tales in Geto Boys, Is Dead at 52
Obituaries, June 10

The rapper, who helped inject Southern hip-hop storytelling with vivid horror and morbid comedy, announced he had pancreatic cancer in May.

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Tony Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s Brother, Is Dead at 64
Obituaries, June 8

Mr. Rodham helped both Bill and Hillary Clinton in their presidential endeavors. But he also drew unwelcome controversy.

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Robert Earle, 93, TV ‘College Bowl’ Moderator, Is Dead
Obituaries, June 7

In the 1960s he was the man asking tough questions to teams of college students in a fast-paced test of knowledge.

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Dr. John, of Voodoo Beads, Feathers and New Orleans Sound, Dies at 77
Obituaries, June 6

Born Malcolm Rebennack Jr., he was part of a pantheon of New Orleans keyboard wizards that also included Professor Longhair, James Booker and Fats Domino.

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Lowell North, World Champion Sailor and Innovative Sailmaker, Dies at 89
Obituaries, June 6

He won five world sailing championships and an Olympic gold medal. He also founded North Sails, which became the largest sailmaker in the world.

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Herb Sandler, Banker Who Financed ProPublica, Dies at 87
Obituaries, June 6

The investigative journalism group was just one cause backed by Mr. Sandler and his wife, Marion, who built a banking giant and then gave millions away.

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Stanley Tigerman, Architect of Puckish Postmodernism, Dies at 88
Obituaries, June 4

He departed from the pristine monoliths spawned by followers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, challenging the idea that they defined Chicago architecture.

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Ellen Bree Burns, Barrier-Breaking Connecticut Judge, Dies at 95
Obituaries, June 4

She was the first woman to serve on the state’s major criminal court. She presided until she was 91.

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Le Anne Schreiber, 73, Dies; a First Among Sports Editors
Obituaries, June 4

She was the first woman to run a major American daily newspaper’s sports section — that of The New York Times. She was later an ombudswoman for ESPN.

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The Last Word: Leah Chase
Video, June 2

In 2007, Leah Chase, the pioneering New Orleans chef, sat down with a New York Times reporter to discuss her restaurant, Dooky Chase’s, which served as a meeting place for civil rights workers and entertainers, and was visited by presidents.

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Leah Lange Chase, Famed Creole Cook Who Fed Civil Rights Leaders and Presidents, Is Dead at 96
U.S., June 2

In her New Orleans restaurant, she had a knack for remembering the favorite dishes of customers, whether it was a jazz great or an elderly neighbor.

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Leah Chase, Creole Chef Who Fed Presidents and Freedom Riders, Dies at 96
U.S., June 2

In New Orleans, Dooky Chase’s was the only upscale restaurant that welcomed African-Americans, and it became a gathering place for civil rights leaders.

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Leah Chase, Creole Chef Who Fed Presidents and Freedom Riders, Dies at 96
U.S., June 2

In New Orleans, Dooky Chase’s was the only upscale restaurant that welcomed African-Americans, and it became a gathering place for civil rights leaders.

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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Prolific Portraitist, Dies at 92
Obituaries, May 31

He painted celebrities and politicians, including several presidents, and has dozens of works in the National Portrait Gallery collection.

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Curtis Blake, a Founder of the Friendly’s Chain, Dies at 102
Obituaries, May 30

Mr. Blake and his brother, S. Prestley Blake, opened the first Friendly ice cream shop in 1935. With an expanded menu, it grew into an East Coast staple.

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Leon Redbone, Idiosyncratic Throwback Singer, Is Dead at 69
Obituaries, May 30

He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.

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Claus von Bülow Dies at 92; Society Figure in High-Profile Case
Obituaries, May 30

Mr. von Bülow was cleared of trying to kill his wife, the wealthy heiress Martha von Bülow. The case was one of the most sensational of the 1980s and became a movie.

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Edward Seaga, Who Led Jamaica on a Conservative Path, Dies at 89
Obituaries, May 29

Promising “deliverance is near” amid economic turmoil, Mr. Seaga ousted Michael Manley to become prime minister and grew close to the U.S. and Britain.

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Roger Hirson, Who Wrote the Book for ‘Pippin,’ Dies at 93
Obituaries, May 29

For more than a decade, Mr. Hirson was known for writing for television, but meeting the composer Stephen Schwartz led to the hit musical “Pippin.”

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Bill Buckner, All-Star Shadowed by World Series Error, Dies at 69
Obituaries, May 27

A veteran of the Cubs and Dodgers, he was at first base for the Red Sox when Mookie Wilson of the Mets hit a grounder to him. Disaster came next.

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Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 78
Obituaries, May 27

The author of an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt inserted himself as a fictional narrator in his book on Reagan, a device that some critics scorned.