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    Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies — VIDEO REPORT

    Manson, whose name to this day is synonymous with unspeakable violence and madness, died at 8:13 p.m. of natural causes at a Kern County hospital, according to a California Department of Corrections statement

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    Liz Smith, syndicated gossip columnist, dies at 94

    "We mustn't take ourselves too seriously in this world of gossip," she told The Associated Press in 1987. "When you look at it realistically, what I do is pretty insignificant.

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    Notorious Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Toto Riina dead at 87

    Riina died the day after his 87th birthday and hours after the Justice Ministry had agreed to allow family members at his bedside. He had been in a medically induced coma following two surgeries in recent weeks in the prison wing of a hospital in Parma, northern Italy. The ministry, without elaboration, confirmed his death.

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    Hugh Hefner, leader of the sexual revolution, dies at 91

    "Maybe I should be single," he said a few months later. "But I do know that I need an ongoing romantic relationship. In other words, I am essentially a very romantic person, and all I really was looking for, quite frankly, with the notion of marriage was continuity and something to let the girl know that I really cared."

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    Commander of 1st flight of space shuttle Challenger dies

    Weitz died at his retirement home in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, said Laura Cutchens of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. No cause of death was given.