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  • Conor Cruise O'Brien dies at 91; Irish author became a prominent diplomat

    Conor Cruise O'Brien dies at 91; Irish author became a prominent diplomat
    Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his own homeland, died Thursday at his home near Dublin. He was 91.
  • Rhena Schweitzer Miller dies at 90; child of Nobel prize winner continued his work in West Africa

    Rhena Schweitzer Miller dies at 90; child of Nobel prize winner continued his work in West Africa
    Rhena Schweitzer Miller, the only child of Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who carried on his medical missionary work in the West African country of Gabon after his death in 1965, has died. She was 90. Miller died of natural...

    Edgar Wayburn dies at 103; longtime Sierra Club president helped double U.S. parkland

    Edgar Wayburn dies at 103; longtime Sierra Club president helped double U.S. parkland
    Edgar Wayburn, a San Francisco physician and longtime president of the Sierra Club who was credited with protecting more parks and wilderness areas than any other American, has died. He was 103. Wayburn died Friday at his home in San Francisco of natural...

    American military cemeteries in Europe honor fallen heroes in both world wars

    On Veterans Day, Americans are asked to do something for the country besides voting and paying taxes: We are enjoined to think of those who fought in faraway places -- the Philippines, North Africa, Europe, Vietnam and Iraq. Most of them came home,...

    Haiti: Resources and how to help

    Haiti: Resources and how to help
    .indentMe { padding-left:20px; } In the wake of the utter devastation inflicted by the earthquake in Haiti, the efforts and contributions of people everywhere are crucial. If you're looking for ways to help, try these organizations: The U.S. State...