Obituary

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Creating WWII’s unbreakable code

By Joseph Slife
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History | In the Navajo nation, flags flew at half-staff over the weekend in honor of Chester Nez, who died last week at the age of 93. Corporal Nez, as he was called…

Maya Angelou, author and poet, dies at 86

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Obituary | American author and poet Maya Angelou died this morning at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her son Guy B. Johnson said in a statement. The 86-year-old had…

X-15 rocket plane test pilot Bill Dana dies at 83

By Michael Cochrane
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Obituary | Famed research test pilot Bill Dana, who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering aircraft during the birth of the space age, died last Tuesday at age…

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

Jeremiah Denton’s conservative legacy

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | The Vietnam War hero’s short political career helped shape modern conservative politics

Fred Phelps, 1929-2014

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | Founder of the inflammatory Westboro Baptist Church dies at age 84

On the shoulders of giants

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | Robbie Risner was laid to rest today. Most Americans in 2014 have no idea who he is, but there was a time when he was perhaps the most famous man in America.

Bye Bye Phil Everly

By Cal Thomas
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Music | One mark of a good song is that it makes Billboard ’s Top 10 list. An even greater indicator is its staying power; whether it is remembered decades after it…

Psalm 73 and the pornographer

By Marvin Olasky
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Obituary | WORLD’s 2013 News of the Year issue that was posted online this morning includes 10 pages of “departures” remembering some who died this past year.

Man knows not his time

By Mindy Belz
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Obituary | Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

Two Mandelas

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | When John Lofton of The Washington Times and I were granted an interview with Nelson Mandela inside Pollsmoor Prison near Capetown, South Africa, in August 1985,

A life laid down

By Jamie Dean
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Libya | An American teacher killed in Benghazi strived to ‘treasure Christ above all things’

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