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Gerard O’Neill, Boston Globe Investigative Reporter, Dies at 76
Business, August 23

Mr. O’Neill’s biggest quarry was Whitey Bulger, Boston’s most notorious mobster, whom he helped expose as an F.B.I. informant.

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Charles Santore Dies at 84; Illustrated Classic Children’s Books
Books, August 23

He began his career creating magazine advertisements and covers for TV Guide, and later focused on vibrant new versions of classic children’s tales.

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Werner Kramarsky, Rights Official and Arts Patron, Dies at 93
New York, August 23

He played prominent roles in both city and state government in New York. He wore another hat as well, supporting artists and building a vast drawing collection.

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Russ Conway, 70, Dies; His Reporting Led to a Hockey Boss’s Downfall
Sports, August 23

He detailed the corrupt acts of the head of the N.H.L. players’ union, laying the groundwork for successful prosecutions in the United States and Canada.

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Timothy Means, Whose Ecotourism Made a Difference, Dies at 75
U.S., August 21

He loved the Baja Peninsula and helped preserve it, introducing people to the region and convincing them that it was worth protecting.

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Ugo Sansonetti, 100, Dies; Won Track Medals Into His 90s
Sports, August 20

He began running after retiring from his job and racked up dozens of gold medals and two world records in masters competitions.

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Shelby Lyman, 82, Dies; Unlikely Star of a Fischer-Spassky Broadcast
Obituaries, August 20

Mr. Lyman was a high-ranked player who was drafted to provide live commentary of the celebrated chess match in 1972. The show became an improbable hit.

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Al Jackson, Pitching Star of Woeful 1960s Mets, Is Dead at 83
Sports, August 19

He lost 20 games and won only eight in 1962 for a legendarily bad team. But among his wins were four shutouts, including a one-hitter.

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Myrna Katz Frommer, 80, Dies; Oral Historian of Catskills and Brooklyn
Books, August 19

She collaborated with her husband, Harvey, on “It Happened in the Catskills” and other histories told in the voices of the people who were there.

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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana Governor During Hurricane Katrina, Dies at 76
Obituaries, August 18

She was the first female governor of her state, and won mixed reviews for her response to the devastating storm.

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Richard Williams, Who Brought Roger Rabbit to Life, Dies at 86
Obituaries, August 18

A three-time Oscar winner, he worked in film and television and wrote a book on animation that became an essential industry reference.

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Jean-Pierre Mocky, Iconoclastic French Film Director, Dies at 90
Movies, August 16

He found a following making unapologetically raw films that challenged what he saw as hypocrisies in society.

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Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Screenwriter, Is Dead at 79
Movies, August 16

A member of a celebrated Hollywood family, he was nominated for an Oscar in a seminal film of the 1960s.

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Christina, a Dutch Princess Who Married a Commoner, Dies at 72
World, August 16

She was the youngest daughter of Queen Juliana and a sister of Queen Beatrix; in her late 20s, she married a preschool teacher who worked in Harlem.

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Bill Konyk, 88, Pirogi Seller Whose Nickname Was a Fighting Word, Dies
Business, August 16

After bringing Ukrainian food to Vancouver, he defeated a challenge to his company’s name, Hunky Bill’s, as an ethnic slur.

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Barbara Crane, 91, Dies; Photographer Found Abstract in the Ordinary
Arts, August 15

A master of illusion, Ms. Crane transformed the quotidian into the quirky by distorting images through a variety of formats.

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Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel
Science, August 15

His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.

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Gerry Murray, Stalwart Roller Derby Star, Dies at 98
Sports, August 15

A speedy skater and tough brawler, she played for 22 years, then returned in her 50s for a bruising final hurrah.

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Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81
Books, August 12

In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.

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Bob Wilber, Champion of Jazz’s Legacy, Is Dead at 91
Arts, August 9

He was a devoted disciple of the pioneering New Orleans soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Sidney Bechet. But he developed his own take on Bechet’s style.

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Sushma Swaraj, 67, Popular Indian Minister and Modi Ally, Dies
Obituaries, August 8

Ms. Swaraj, a right-wing politician and the second woman to serve as India’s external affairs minister, was known for her good-humored social media presence.

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Rosie Ruiz, Who Faked Victory in Boston Marathon, Dies at 66
Sports, August 8

Ms. Ruiz “won” the 1980 Boston Marathon after bursting through the crowd about a mile from the finish line. She was later disqualified.

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David Berman, 52, Dies; Silver Jews Leader and Indie-Rock Poet
Arts, August 7

With wry songs full of black humor, his band became an underground favorite in the 1990s, and a new group, Purple Mountains, was set to tour.

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Thomas S. Gulotta, 75, Republican Who Led Nassau County, Dies
New York, August 7

He was a popular hands-on public servant until a fiscal crisis cost him his job and pried loose his party’s grip on one of the nation’s wealthiest counties.

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Harvey Frommer, Historian of Sports and New York, Dies at 83
Books, August 6

He wrote prolifically, with a focus on the Yankees, while teaching at Dartmouth and collaborating with his wife on New York oral histories.

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‘It Is My World’: Remembering Toni Morrison, Iconic Author of the Black Experience
Video, August 6

The author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and best known for her nuanced discussion of race in America.

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Marisa Merz, Bold Explorer When Art Was a Man’s World, Dies at 93
Obituaries, August 6

She was the lone and often overshadowed woman among the central figures of the avant-garde movement in Italy known as Arte Povera. But her day did come.

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Harley Race, Wrestler Known as ‘King of the Ring,’ Dies at 76
Sports, August 6

He was old-school tough but knew how to create a character. “What you create in your mind is what makes people get behind you or go against you,” he said.

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Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at 88
Books, August 6

Ms. Morrison, who wrote “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel in literature.

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Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge’s Chief Ideologist, Dies at 93
Obituaries, August 4

Pol Pot’s deputy, who was known as Brother No. 2, was convicted of directly overseeing the torture and killing of more than 14,000 people in a Cambodian prison.

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Phil Hymes, Who Lit ‘Saturday Night Live,‘ Dies at 96
Arts, August 2

Mr. Hymes was a lighting director and designer at “Saturday Night Live” for over 40 years and was known as a gruff and outsize character behind the scenes.

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Whose Art Made Color Move, Is Dead at 95
Obituaries, August 2

One of Latin America’s greatest postwar artists, he wanted shifting and shimmering color to be experienced as intensely as cold or heat.

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Richard Rosenbaum, 88, Loyal Rockefeller Republican, Is Dead
New York, August 2

As the New York State G.O.P. chairman, he was vital in persuading the Ford administration to enlist the former New York governor as vice president.

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Corbin Gwaltney, Chronicle of Higher Education Founder, Dies at 97
Obituaries, August 1

He saw a void in the 1950s and filled it with coverage of colleges and universities. Today the publication reaches a wide readership online and in print.

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Ras G, 40, Hip-Hop Producer and Force in L.A. Music Scene, Dies
Arts, July 31

The experimental, kaleidoscopic beats he made and called “ghetto sci-fi” channeled a wide spectrum of black musical history.

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Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Reaper of Tonys, Dies at 91
Theater, July 31

Mr. Prince helped bring to life a stunning lineup of shows: “Cabaret,” “Sweeney Todd,” and Broadway’s longest-running spectacle, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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The Last Word: Harold Prince
Video, July 31

In a never-before-seen interview, the legendary Broadway producer Harold Prince sat down with The New York Times in 2008 to talk about his life, career and accomplishments.

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Agnes Heller, 90, Hungarian Philosopher and Outspoken Dissident, Is Dead
World, July 30

Since the 1950s, she had been a thorn in the side of authoritarian governments on the left and the right, including Viktor Orban’s today.

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Keith Lincoln, San Diego Chargers Star in the A.F.L., Dies at 80
Sports, July 29

In a stunning performance, Lincoln accounted for 349 yards as a runner, receiver and passer in the team’s only championship victory in its history.

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Rev. Ben Kinchlow, Co-Host of TV’s ‘The 700 Club,’ Dies at 82
Obituaries, July 28

A self-described reprobate turned evangelical minister, he found a global congregation beside Pat Robertson on the Christian Broadcasting Network.