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    Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R.K. Laxman dies at 94

    NEW DELHI | Acclaimed Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman, creator of the innocuous character the Common Man, who held up a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of Indian politicians, has died of multiple-organ failure, his doctor said. He was 94.…

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    TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    NEW YORK  | Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in…

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    Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor, US senator, dies at 90

    FRANKFORT, Ky. | Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared him to voters in a state that once thrived on tobacco and coal, has died at age 90. Ford’s health had…

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    Former F1 and Le Mans driver Robert Manzon dies

    PARIS | Robert Manzon, the last surviving driver of Formula One’s inaugural season in 1950, has died. He was 97. Manzon, a member of the 24 Hours of Le Mans hall of fame, died at his home in Cassis, in Southern…

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    Author John Bayley, husband of Iris Murdoch, dies at 89

    LONDON | Author John Bayley, known for his moving memoir of life with his late wife Iris Murdoch, has died of a heart ailment. He was 89. His editor Robert Weil said Wednesday that Bayley died Jan. 12 at his home…


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