Umberto Eco, 84, Italian literary giant and author of best-selling novels like The Name of the Rose.
• James “Sonny James” Loden, 87, country-music star best known for his 1956 hit “Young Love.” He had 16 consecutive No. 1 singles.
• Angela “Big Ang” Raiola, 55, star of VH1’s reality-TV show Mob Wives and niece of Salvatore Lombardi of the Genovese crime family.
By Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, that she has breast cancer and will take a leave to undergo treatment.
By the candy company Mars, chocolate bars in 55 countries–mostly in Europe–after plastic was discovered in a Snickers bar in Germany. Affected products were made at a factory in the Netherlands.
The Daytona 500, by Denny Hamlin, by just 0.01 seconds, the smallest margin of victory in the event’s 58-year history. It was also the first won in a Toyota.
This appears in the March 07, 2016 issue of TIME.
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