Obituary

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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Obituary | The man who reconciled a divided South Africa dies at age 95

Former House Speaker Tom Foley dies

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | Tom Foley, the Democratic House Speaker who lost his seat in the 1994 Republican takeover, died at home in Washington state today. He was 84. Foley’s wife…

Chuck Smith, 86, dies of cancer

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | Chuck Smith, the pastor whose outreach to California “hippies” in the 1960s helped start the Calvary Chapel movement, died Thursday morning after a…

A life lived for others

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Obituary | Friends remember Martin Bodrog, who died in the Washington Navy Yard Shooting, as a man devoted to serving his community

Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain remembered for unshakable faith

By Elise Grafe
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Obituary | Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain’s colleagues, family, and students remembered her this week for her commitment to serious thought and her love and…

Miraculous ways

By Jamie Dean
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Obituary | Chinese church leader Samuel Lamb: 1925-2013

Chinese pastor known for proclaiming the benefits of persecution dies

By Angela Lu
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Obituary | Well-known Chinese house church leader Samuel Lamb died Saturday at the age of 88. Lamb, who is known for saying “more persecution, more growth,” spent…

Former Sen. Harry Byrd dies

By Samantha Gilman
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Obituary | Sen. Harry Byrd Jr., a former Virginia politician known for leaving the Democratic Party to seek election as an Independent, died Monday morning at his home…

Midday Roundup: Senators consider compromise, after all

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Put your weapons down. The U.S. Senate might not be completely broken after all, as Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested yesterday. After an unusual,

Beloved TV mob boss, Gandolfini, dies at 51

By Whitney Williams
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Television | Sopranos fans finally got an answer to the cliffhanger question the HBO series left them with at its end—their beloved “Tony” is no more. Actor James…

Midday Roundup: Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Obituary. A Democratic aide announced today that New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died after a bout of viral pneumonia. He was 89. Lautenberg served five…

Christian philosopher Dallas Willard dies

By Angela Lu
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Obituary | Dallas Willard, Christian philosopher and best-selling author, died today from cancer. He was 77.  Willard is best known for his work on Christian…

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