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Billie Sol Estes, 88, a convicted Texas con man who made lurid charges of bribe taking and murder against top politicians when his $150 million empire of real and fictitious enterprises crumbled in the 1960s.


The Football Association Cup, by English soccer club Wigan, in the same week it was demoted from England’s Premier League after eight seasons.


Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, from Russia by the Kremlin’s security services, which accused him of spying for the CIA.


Bryan Forbes, 86, British director of the dark 1975 satire The Stepford Wives as well as Séance on a Wet Afternoon and The Wrong Box.


By Shoukhrat Mitalipov, professor at Oregon Health & Science University, the first successful use of the technique for cloning human cells; his team produced embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.


Taylor Mead, 88, onetime Andy Warhol “Superstar” and charmingly shambolic presence in underground films of the 1960s.

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