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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.


Obituary: Christopher Hogwood, early music champion and former SPCO conductor

Conductor Christopher Hogwood, who pioneered the performance of music by 18th century composers such as Bach and Handel on historically authentic instruments, died Wednesday. He was 73. Hogwood was known …


Obituary: Mim Pew Ferguson, social worker and Adlerian advocate

She was a proponent of the Adlerian approach.


Low-budget talk-show host Skip E. Lowe dies at 85

When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed incongruous that Skip E. Lowe would somehow outlast every other TV host from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno.