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Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter, on Aug. 28 at age 66. The so-called Divo de Juárez was a giant of Latin American music, with over 100 million albums sold and six Grammy nominations.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, 39, ISIS spokesman and spymaster. He reportedly oversaw external operations, recruitment and training of the terrorist group. ISIS’s news outlet reported his death in Syria on Aug. 30, but U.S. authorities had not confirmed it at press time.


The first regular commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in over 50 years, on Aug. 31. The JetBlue flight took off from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and landed in Santa Clara. Despite the resumption of relations between the countries, U.S. citizens are still prohibited from visiting the island nation as tourists.

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