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Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana, women's rights champion, dies at 91

15 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, who authored a landmark 1972 law mandating equal opportunities for women in education and sports and wrote constitutional amendments on lowering the voting age and presidential disability, died on Thursday at the age of 91.

Mueller navigates dangerous currents in probing Trump-Russia nexus

11 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Robert Mueller brought an enviable reputation as the architect of the modern FBI and a force behind major criminal prosecutions to his job as special counsel investigating Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election but has encountered a relentless campaign by President Donald Trump to discredit the probe.

Texan Ralph Hall, oldest person to serve in U.S. House, dies

08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Ralph Hall, a Democrat turned Republican from Texas who became the oldest person to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, died on Thursday at the age of 95, according to the Republican Party of Texas.

Actress Katherine Helmond of TV's 'Soap,' 'Who's the Boss?' dies at 89

02 Mar 2019

Actress Katherine Helmond, a seven-time Emmy Award nominee who played lusty matriarchs on the hit television sitcoms "Soap" and "Who's the Boss" from the 1970s into the 1990s, died last month at the age of 89, her talent agency said on Friday.

Actress Katherine Helmond of TV's 'Soap,' 'Who's the Boss?' dies at 89

02 Mar 2019

March 1 Actress Katherine Helmond, a seven-time Emmy Award nominee who played lusty matriarchs on the hit television sitcoms "Soap" and "Who's the Boss" from the 1970s into the 1990s, died on Feb. 23. She was 89, her talent agency said on Friday.

Acclaimed conductor and pianist Andre Previn dies at 89

01 Mar 2019

Acclaimed conductor, composer and pianist Andre Previn, a versatile musician who won four Academy Awards for film scores and led some of the world's great orchestras while mastering a rainbow of musical forms, died on Thursday at age 89, his management company said.

Director Stanley Donen, famed for landmark film 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies at 94

24 Feb 2019

Stanley Donen, the former dancer who directed some of Hollywood's greatest musicals including Gene Kelly's landmark "Singin' in the Rain," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "On the Town," has died at age 94, according to media reports.

Modest dinosaur dubbed 'harbinger of doom' set stage for T. rex

22 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON No one would ever look at the huge and ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex as an underdog. But its newly discovered evolutionary great uncle certainly was.

Why do zebras have stripes? They make bad landing strips for flies

21 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the longstanding question about why zebras have stripes. It appears stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the fierce blood-sucking flies that try to feast on zebras and carry deadly diseases.

The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

19 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world's oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature -- right down to its genes.

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