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Oklahoma's first black state senator dies at 86

Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.

Obituary: Jeanne Bearmon, World War II veteran and psychologist

Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah's Salt Flats

Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, died Monday after 200-mph racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.

Candy magnate Forrest Mars Jr. is dead at 84

His company has 80,000 employees worldwide.

Mad magazine artist and prolific illustrator Jack Davis dies

Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died.

Sandy Pearlman, produced Clash, Blue Oyster Cult, dead at 72

Sandy Pearlman, a pioneering rock critic who later produced and managed Blue Oyster Cult and worked with The Clash, Patti Smith and other punk artists, has died.

Services set for Nebraska punter killed in Wisconsin crash

Services have been scheduled for Nebraska football player Sam Foltz, who died Saturday in a Wisconsin car accident.

Major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton friend Mark Weiner dies

Mark Weiner, a major Democratic fundraiser, Hillary Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention, died Tuesday in Rhode Island.

Actress who played TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer at 53

The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago, has died of cancer.

American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies

A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.

Broadway giant James 'Jimmy' Nederlander dies at 94

James M. Nederlander, who took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway houses, has died. He was 94.

TV psychic Miss Cleo, famous for her 'Call me now!' ads in '90s, dies at 53

Miss Cleo, the psychic who rose to fame in the '90s with a series of television ads, died Tuesday at 53.

Ex-lawmaker who helped bring Confederate flag off dome dies

Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.

Longtime UCLA med school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.

Tim LaHaye, author of "Left Behind" end-times novels, dies

The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. He was…

Marni Nixon, voice of classic movie songs, has died at 86

Hollywood voice double Marni Nixon, whose singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I" and "My Fair Lady," has died. She was 86.

Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' end times novels, dies

The author of the best-selling "Left Behind" novels about the return of Jesus and the rapture has died.A publicist for the Rev. Tim LaHaye says…

Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado

Thomas Sutherland, a teacher was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed in 1991 and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died.

Obituary: Rosie Valentini was longtime Iron Range chef

Rosie Valentini was known for her red sauce. She was known for her chicken cacciatore, too, and meatballs that gave her bragging rights with family.…