Mother Mary Angelica, 92, nun who founded the 24-hour Catholic TV station Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), one of the world’s largest religious media outlets. TIME described her as “arguably the most influential Roman Catholic woman in America” in a 1995 profile.
The first successful kidney and liver transplants in the U.S. from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients. The surgeries at Johns Hopkins followed similar procedures in South Africa.
By a U.N. tribunal at the Hague, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Srebrenica and Sarajevo in the 1990s. Karadzic, 70, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
A tentative deal to make California the first state with a $15 hourly minimum wage. The increase would take effect over six years and mark a turning point in the campaign for a higher minimum wage across the country.
The 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, to Marilynne Robinson, whose novel Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.
By the U.S. Supreme Court, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his 2011 conviction for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.
This appears in the April 11, 2016 issue of TIME.
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