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Minn. composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65

Stephen Paulus, the Minnesota composer whose work ranged from the opera “The Postman Always Rings Twice to the Holocaust oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn,” died Sunday. He was 65.

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

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.

Total oil company CEO dies in Moscow plane crash

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said.

Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92 + Photo Gallery

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 …