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Clara Luper, 88, a civil rights leader who led the earliest sit-ins to integrate lunch counters in Oklahoma; she was arrested 26 times for her civil rights protests.


The NBA championship, by the Dallas Mavericks; Dirk Nowitzki, the series MVP, won his first title after 13 seasons in which he was named an All-Star 10 times.


The U.S. Army’s black beret, after 10 years of serving as standard daily headgear for troops.


Gunnar Fischer, 100, a Swedish cinematographer who shot for famed director Ingmar Bergman; their film The Seventh Seal ranks among the best of all time.


Political blogger A Gay Girl in Damascus, to be a 40-year-old American man in Scotland; the blog chronicled alleged oppression of minorities in Syria.


Trouble, 12 (84 in dog years), the Maltese that inherited $12 million from owner Leona Helmsley in 2007; the canine heiress had retired to Florida.


Five informants who helped lead the CIA to Osama bin Laden, by Pakistani intelligence, further deteriorating Pakistan-U.S. relations following the bin Laden raid.

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