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Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Australia's 21st Prime Minister Edward Gough Whitlam, who was dismissed from office in a constitutional crisis in 1975, has died. He was 98 years old.

Former state GOP chair, lawmaker Slade dead at 78

Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.

Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92

The longtime jazz broadcaster retired in 2007 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s “The Jazz Image,” a program he’d led since 1973.

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

Expelled Nazis collected millions in Social Security

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger, 90, is among dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation found.


Report: Nashville songwriter Paul Craft dies at 76

Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer Paul Craft has died in Tennessee at the age of 76.


Obituary: Catherine Lupori, St. Kate's professor, fought for women's rights

Catherine Lupori taught at St. Catherine University in St. Paul for more than four decades, pressing to expand women’s learning opportunities with the mantra that an all-female institution couldn’t …


Obituary: Cable TV programming pioneer Byrl John Klindworth dies at 92

Byrl John Klindworth’s mosaic of personal and professional passions spanned the globe, sending him clambering to the top of a water tower in southern Minnesota and on a five-year …


Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72

Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72.