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Cartha DeLoach, 92, a top aide to longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover; as the agency’s liaison to the White House, he was an influential intermediary between Hoover and President Lyndon Johnson.


Thieves behind the biggest art heist in U.S. history; the FBI did not reveal their names. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others, worth $500 million, were stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.


Booth Gardner, 76, two-term governor of Washington; after leaving office, he backed the Death with Dignity campaign that led to his state’s passage of the nation’s second assisted-suicide law.


Gun laws expanding background checks and restricting ammo magazines in Colorado, eight months after a mass shooting in Aurora killed 12 people and wounded 58.


Seven U.S. Marines, when a mortar round unexpectedly exploded during a training exercise in Nevada; the military has halted use of the rounds while it conducts an investigation.


Jim Barrett, 86, vintner whose Napa Valley chardonnay won the 1976 Judgment of Paris competition, flooring the Eurocentric wine world and boosting California’s nascent wine industry.

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