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Megyn Kelly, from Fox News to NBC News. The news anchor, who faced personal attacks from President-elect Donald Trump while covering the 2016 election, worked for Fox for more than 12 years and will launch a daytime show at NBC.


Actor William Christopher, a star of the long-running TV comedy M*A*S*H, at age 84. He played Father Francis Mulcahy on the show, which was set in the Korean War and aired from 1972 to 1983.

> Richard Adams, the British author best known for his 1972 novel Watership Down, at age 96. The dark fable, set in a rabbit colony, was an international best seller and earned Adams the Carnegie Medal.

> The world’s oldest known killer whale, estimated to have been about 100 years old. Scientists had been studying the female orca, officially named J2 but nicknamed Granny, for a television documentary when she vanished about three months ago.


Charles Manson, 82, who instructed members of his cultlike commune, named the Family, to murder at least nine people in California, including the actor Sharon Tate, in the summer of 1969. He was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 3 from the prison where he is serving a life sentence.


Test results of an experimental Ebola vaccine that offers humans 100% protection against the infectious and deadly disease. It’s the first Ebola vaccine that has been proven to work.

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