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    Overlooked No More: Rose Morgan, a Pioneer in Hairdressing and Harlem

    From 1945 on, her Rose Meta House of Beauty drew black women around the country to the famed enclave of Sugar Hill and “the biggest Negro beauty parlor in the world.”


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    Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Portrayed in ‘The Conjuring,’ Dies at 92

    She and her husband looked into that famed house of spookiness in Amityville, and their cases turned into films.

    By Neil Genzlinger

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    Sally O’Neill, Rights Worker in Central America, Dies at 68

    Ms. O’Neill and a colleague, Ana Paula Hernandez, were killed in a car crash while gathering information on the political crisis in Guatemala.

    By Katharine Q. Seelye

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    Warren Adler, ‘The War of the Roses’ Author, Is Dead at 91

    A late-blooming novelist, he had his greatest success with a comedy about a couple in a domestic free-for-all. It became a hit movie.

    By Richard Sandomir

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    Lyra McKee, 29, Journalist; Killed Covering Northern Ireland Unrest

    An author, speaker and gay-rights activist, she was shot during rioting on Thursday just after tweeting: “Derry tonight. Absolute madness.”

    By Ed O’Loughlin

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    Gene Wolfe, Acclaimed Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 87

    His four-book series “The Book of the New Sun” is considered one of the major works of the genre.

    By Neil Genzlinger

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    James W. McCord Jr., Who Led the Watergate Break-In, Is Dead at 93

    He was the first to expose the White House crimes and cover-ups that led to President Nixon’s downfall. His death, almost two years ago, went unreported.

    By Robert D. McFadden

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    Monkey Punch, Cartoonist Who Created Larcenous Lupin III, Dies at 81

    Born Kazuhiko Kato in Japan, he invented a manga character that has found fans worldwide and inspired film and television adaptations.

    By The Associated Press

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    Claude Lalanne, Whimsical (and Sought-After) Sculptor, Is Dead at 93

    Her works, like a metal cabbage with chicken legs, weren’t taken seriously at first but now command lofty prices.

    By Neil Genzlinger

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    Dr. Richard Green, 82, Dies; Challenged Psychiatry’s View of Homosexuality

    At a time when being gay was classified as a mental disorder, Dr. Green defied the advice of his colleagues and took a professional risk by arguing otherwise.

    By Benedict Carey

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    Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

    Mr. García was under investigation on accusations of bribery in connection with the construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.

    By Andrea Zarate and Nicholas Casey