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  • W. Mark Felt, Watergate source 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95

    W. Mark Felt, Watergate source 'Deep Throat,' dies at 95
    W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who ended one of the country's most intriguing political mysteries when he identified himself as "Deep Throat" -- the nickname for the anonymous source who helped guide the Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning...
  • Obama's options on Iran

    Obama's options on Iran
    Abevy of foreign policy experts are pressing Barack Obama to move quickly on his promise to "engage in aggressive personal diplomacy" with Iran. He'd be better off first taking a long, deep breath and allowing Iran's economic crisis to take its toll on...
  • Barbara A. Ringer dies at 83; force behind copyright law

    Barbara A. Ringer dies at 83; force behind copyright law
    Barbara A. Ringer had just graduated from Columbia University's law school in 1949 when she joined the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. Within a few years, she set about revising an archaic set of laws that had been in place since 1909 --...
  • Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85

    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, dies at 85
    Warren M. Robbins, founder of the Museum of African Art, forerunner to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, died Dec. 4 at George Washington University Hospital of complications from a fall at his home last month. He was 85. When he...
  • Dr. James L. Goddard dies at 86; FDA chief led overhaul in 1960s

    Dr. James L. Goddard dies at 86; FDA chief led overhaul in 1960s
    Dr. James L. Goddard, who spent more than two stormy years in the late 1960s as head of the Food and Drug Administration, an agency he was charged with overhauling, has died. He was 86. Goddard died Dec. 18 at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna...
  • David Shayt dies at 56; associate curator collected artifacts for the Smithsonian

    David Shayt summed up his effect on the world in fewer than 100 words. "As a museum specialist at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History," he wrote in the Washington Post for a special millennium issue, "I have added to the national...
  • Alexander M. Haig dies at 85; secretary of State to Reagan

    Alexander M. Haig dies at 85; secretary of State to Reagan
    Alexander M. Haig's life threaded through some of the most tumultuous episodes of the second half of the 20th century. An Army officer in Vietnam, a presidential advisor during the Watergate scandal and a key Cabinet member during the attempted...
  • Frederick Gulden dies at 86; American architect was left behind when Saigon fell

    Frederick Gulden, an architect dubbed "the last American in Vietnam" when stranded in the country for 15 months after the U.S. military withdrew, died of complications from esophageal cancer April 4 at George Washington University Hospital. He was 86...
  • FrancEyE dies at 87; prolific Santa Monica poet

    Frances Dean Smith, a Santa Monica poet known as FrancEyE who was inspired by Charles Bukowski, lived with him and had a child with him in the 1960s, has died. She was 87. Smith, who had been living in a nursing home in San Rafael, Calif., died June 2 at...
  • Frederick J. Karch dies at 91; Marine Corps general led troops into Vietnam

    Frederick J. Karch, a Marine Corps brigadier general who led the first official ground combat troops into Vietnam, died of congestive heart failure Saturday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91. Karch, a Naval Academy graduate, served in the Marine...
  • Edith 'Jackie' Ronne dies at 89; first U.S. woman on Antarctica

    Edith 'Jackie' Ronne dies at 89; first U.S. woman on Antarctica
    Edith "Jackie" Ronne, 89, who became the first U.S. woman to set foot on Antarctica when she accompanied her explorer husband there in 1947, died June 14 of cancer and Alzheimer's disease at a Bethesda, Md., nursing home. She was 89. Ronne had never...