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Augsburg women's basketball coach Bill McKee dies

McKee also coached at Mounds View, Blaine and Cretin-Derham Hall

1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Legionnaires' kills 2 Illinois veterans' home residents

Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.

Obituary: Hockey star, sports buff Wade Wallen helped others with Huntington's disease

Huntington’s disease took its toll on Wade Wallen over the course of more than 12 years, leaving the former Bloomington Jefferson High School hockey star unable to walk, talk, …

Civil rights icon Amelia Boynton Robinson dies

She never became a household name, but the grainy photos of Amelia Boynton Robinson crumpled on the side of the road in Selma, Ala., after being tear-gassed and beaten …

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies

The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. Later Thursday, Dawkins' family said a heart attack was the cause of death. Officials said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' has died

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force. The guest …

Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader

A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.