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Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died....

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Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died. He was 70. Daughter Elly Brinkley says he died Sunday at his home in Manhattan of complications from…...

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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, socialite and fashion entrepreneur, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt experienced both loss and triumph on a grand scale. Her multimillionaire father died when she was 2, leading her socialite mother to abandon her for the high life on two continents. She was wrenched from a beloved nurse who raised her from birth after a sensational 1934 custody…...

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Gloria Vanderbilt dies: Heiress, jeans queen was 95

NEW YORK — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of…...

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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, socialite and fashion entrepreneur, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt experienced both loss and triumph on a grand scale....

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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age…...

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Bill Bain Jr. gave Seattle some of its most recognizable buildings

When William “Bill” Bain Jr. began conceptualizing Pacific Place in the mid-1990s, Sixth and Pine was a quiet corner among scattered storefronts in a city mostly known for its aerospace and lumber industries. The back of the five-story retail space the architect was planning would face a near-empty lot. “What…...

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Raul Ruiz, journalist and activist for the Chicano movement in L.A., dies at 78

When Raul Ruiz took to the podium last year at Self-Help Graphics for a history symposium, many in the packed house were at first perplexed. The longtime reporter, activist and professor was there to talk about his role in the Chicano moratorium, the 1970 antiwar march in East Los Angeles…...

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Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, acclaimed in film, theater and opera, dies at 96

Italian film, theater and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, known for his over-the-top productions, once described a scene of a father reacting to his son’s desire to work in the theater....

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