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Harold Gary Morse, developer of The Villages, dies

Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities, has died. He was 77.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Obituary: Librarian, storyteller Jerry Blue brought words to life

Jerry Blue used to tell a story called “The Jealous Farmer” about a man who envied his neighbor’s prize mule. Out of spite, the story goes, the man stole …

Obituary: U regent, Cargill executive David M. Larson had passion for business, education

David Larson was passionate about business and education, and a successful leader in both fields. He spent his entire career at Cargill, and rose through the ranks in management positions …

'House of Cards' actress Norment dies

Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old.


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.


Obituary: Dr. Richard Schindler, longtime Mayo clinician

Richard Schindler loved to climb onto a bike. Several years ago, he biked 2,900 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.


U of M regent David Larson dies at age 70

The retired Cargill executive endowed a scholarship and “cared deeply for students.”


Cardinals stunned by Taveras' death

Mike Matheny needed some time to figure out what to say. Like the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals, the manager was leveled by the sudden death of Oscar …