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Scott Kraft

As managing editor, Scott Kraft oversees Metro and California; National, Washington and Foreign, and investigative and enterprise reporting. During more than three decades at The Times, Kraft has been a national and foreign correspondent as well as deputy managing editor/news and National editor. He joined the paper as a staff writer in its Chicago bureau and later was bureau chief in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Paris. He covered the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid and the ill-fated U.S. military mission in Somalia, among other major stories. His story for the Los Angeles Times magazine on the AIDS epidemic in Africa won the SPJ Distinguished Service Award for Foreign Correspondence. He has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing, and was a Pulitzer juror in International Reporting in 2014 and chair of the Public Service jury in 2015. Kraft was born in Kansas City, Mo., and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas State University.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65. A creative programmer, he was 'the idea man'

Paul Allen, the taciturn computer programmer who founded the software behemoth Microsoft with Bill Gates when he was 22 and walked away eight years later with what would become one of the largest fortunes in the history of American capitalism, died Monday in Seattle. He was 65.

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