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Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Fifty years after she made aviation history, Jerrie Mock chuckled when asked whether she ever got scared while circling the globe alone. "Scared? Let's not use the word scared," she …

Obituary: An eye for design, an itch to learn

A trained architect, the Minneapolis resident never lost his eye for design, his prowess in the classroom or his itch for learning.

World's oldest clown dies at 98 in Montana

Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.

Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

Lily McBeth, the teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement, has died. She was 80.

Obituary: Thomas Hodne, architecture professor and baseball fan, dies at 87

Hodne was an award-winning architect, a one-time professor at the University of Minnesota and an avid Twins fan, despite his disdain for the Metrodome.


USC memory scientist Richard Thompson dies at 84

Richard F. Thompson, the University of Southern California neuroscientist whose experiments with rabbits led to breakthrough discoveries on how memories are physically stored in the brain, has died. He was 84.


Historic train takes volunteer on a sentimental journey

Old locomotive’s trip to Duluth pays tribute to active volunteer.


Leader of Mexico's 1968 student protests dies

Raul Alvarez Garin, a leader in the 1968 student uprising that culminated in the massacre of protesters in Mexico City, has died at age 73.


James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.