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Joe Rigert, award-winning Star Tribune investigative reporter, dies at 91

Joe Rigert

Rigert won many state and national awards for public service reporting during 35 years with the Minneapolis newspaper.

Ricardo 'Rich' Torres, life of the party and generous tipper, dies at 56

Ricardo Ernesto “Rich” Torres

Torres spent 33 years working for Cargill, rising to vice president of trading and merchandising in the starches, sweeteners and texturizers division.


Longtime Arizona GOP Rep. Jim Kolbe dies at 80

Jim Kolbe, a Republican congressman who represented a heavily Democratic region of Arizona for more than two decades and was a proponent of gay rights, has died. He was 80.


Macron hits New Orleans' French Quarter, meets with Musk

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and discuss energy policy and climate change.


Mamie King-Chalmers, woman in civil rights photo, dies at 81

Mamie King-Chalmers, who as a young Black woman appeared in an iconic photo about civil rights struggles in Alabama, has died at the age of 81.


Remains of WWII POW from Massachusetts accounted for

An American service member who survived the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II but later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp has finally been accounted for, military officials announced Friday.


Julia Reichert, Oscar-winning documentarian, dies at 76

Julia Reichert, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker behind "American Factory" whose films explored themes of race, class and gender, often in the Midwest, has died. She was 76.


Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, an American cartoonist known for her feminist themes and often brutally frank, highly personal and self-critical work, has died at the age of 74.


Last of Mexico's World War II veterans dies at age 98

The last veteran of Mexico's relatively small contingent of World War II veterans has died, Mexico's Defense Department announced Thursday.


Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball and telling stories about the pitch, died Thursday. He was 84.


Ty Gibbs declines to discuss sudden death of his father

Ty Gibbs on Thursday declined to discuss the death of his father, which occurred just hours after the young NASCAR driver clinched the Xfinity Series championship last month.


Israel says it will deport Palestinian lawyer to France

Israel on Thursday announced it has stripped a Palestinian lawyer of his Jerusalem residency and plans to deport him to France, saying the man is an activist in a banned militant group.


Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere" and "Don't Stop," died Wednesday at age 79.


Jeffries wins historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year.


Longtime NFL quarterback, Kansas star John Hadl dies at 82

Longtime NFL quarterback John Hadl, who starred for his hometown Kansas Jayhawks before embarking on a professional career that included six Pro Bowl appearances and an All-Pro nod, died Wednesday. He was 82.


Jiang Zemin, who guided China's economic rise, dies

Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96.


US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died.


Jiang Zemin, who guided China's economic rise, dies

Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96.


England advances after beating Wales 3-0 at World Cup

Marcus Rashford dropped to his knees and pointed up to the sky.


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