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Jerrie Mock, 88, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe as a solo pilot. She accomplished the feat in 1964, 27 years after Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.


A deal to sell the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion. It would be the most expensive purchase of a hotel in the U.S.


Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, 63, in Port-au-Prince. He ruled in the brutal style of his father “Papa Doc” and lived 25 years in exile in France.


The U.S. government, by Twitter, over the right to disclose information about authorities’ requests for user data. Tech companies are currently restricted in how they can share that information.


U.S. airmen, after Typhoon Phanfone hit Kadena Air Base in Japan, washing three of them to sea. Two bodies have been recovered and a third remains missing. One of the deceased was identified as Senior Master Sergeant James Swartz.


The number of deaths by heroin overdose in 28 states, from 1,779 deaths in 2010 to 3,635 in 2012.

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