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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.


Morton Cohen, Scholar of Lewis Carroll and His Wonderland, Dies at 96

2017-07-05T01:02:53+0000

Mr. Cohen tracked down many of the women Carroll had corresponded with when they were young.


2 Republican Senators Post Photos of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Tributes

2020-07-18T22:19:10+0000

Marco Rubio and Dan Sullivan were each trying to honor Mr. Lewis on social media when they mistakenly posted photos of Mr. Cummings, a Black congressman who died in October.


Lewis Gilbert, Director of ‘Alfie’ and 007 Movies, Is Dead at 97

2018-02-27T19:49:24+0000

Best known for his work with Michael Caine and Sean Connery, Mr. Gilbert also made action films (“Sink the Bismarck!”) and quieter ones (“Educating Rita”).


Jan Ellen Lewis, Expert on Jefferson’s Other Family, Dies at 69

2018-09-05T20:10:47+0000

A historian, she organized a groundbreaking conference on Jefferson’s legacy after DNA tests showed that he had fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave.


At Lewis Funeral, Obama Calls Filibuster a ‘Jim Crow Relic’

2020-07-30T21:54:06+0000

The former president has sharp words for Trump — and an increased focus on 2020.


Watch Full Video: Funeral for John Lewis

2020-07-30T13:58:29+0000

At the funeral for Representative John Lewis, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid tribute to the civil rights icon.


Pelosi and McConnell Pay Tribute to John Lewis at Capitol Ceremony

2020-07-27T16:59:55+0000

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, honored Representative John Lewis for his devotion to advancing civil rights.


After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law

2020-07-21T14:43:07+0000

Democrats and activists who have long sought to update the Voting Rights Act say the proper way to honor the fallen civil rights icon is to pass it and name it in his honor. Republicans are opposed.


Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

2020-07-19T00:37:28+0000

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.



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Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:19:17 +0000

He drew headlines in 2006 when he was struck by birdshot from a shotgun fired by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident — then apologized himself for the incident.

Melinda Dillon, 2-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 83

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 23:01:03 +0000

She was a Broadway star at 23 and then quit acting, but later re-emerged in films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story.”

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:25:44 +0000

In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 21:30:56 +0000

Mr. Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup in late 1999 but resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008. He drew fire for his ties to Washington.

Fred Terna, Creator of Fiery Holocaust Paintings, Dies at 99

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 21:46:06 +0000

A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract art that depicted crematories, ovens and chimneys.

Bob Born, Who Brought Marshmallow Peeps to the Masses, Dies at 98

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 19:17:48 +0000

By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.



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