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  • Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian
    Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95.
  • PASSINGS: Gerald Heaney

    Gerald Heaney Judge's opinions helped desegregate schools Gerald Heaney, 92, a retired federal judge who wrote or helped write opinions that led to the desegregation of schools in St. Louis, Omaha and Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. The...

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers
    Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85. Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...

    William N. Lipscomb dies at 91; won Nobel Prize in chemistry

    William N. Lipscomb dies at 91; won Nobel Prize in chemistry
    William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....