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Head of Huge Organic Food Scheme Dies by Suicide

August 21, 2019 |

A 60-year-old Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in US history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley confirmed the death of Randy Constant…
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British Woman Set on Fire in Barbados Dies

August 15, 2019 |

A British woman visiting relatives in the Barbados was murdered by an unknown intruder who strangled her, doused her in a flammable liquid, and set her on fire, relatives say Natalie Crichlow, a 44-year-old London resident, was in the Caribbean country to look after her disabled brother, the BBC reports….
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Man Dies During Taco-Eating Contest

August 15, 2019 |

Taco Tuesday ended in tragedy at a minor league baseball game in California. A man taking part in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game collapsed seven minutes into the competition and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The coroner’s office says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings apparently choked to…
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Utah girl, 14, dies during family vacation at Glacier National Park

August 14, 2019 |

A 14-year-old girl vacationing with her family at Glacier National Park in Montana was killed Monday when rocks came tumbling down on their moving vehicle.
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Sushma Swaraj, India’s former foreign minister, dies at 67

August 6, 2019 |

Veteran Indian politician Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away in New Delhi late Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a hospital statement.
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‘Them That Follow’ Star Breaks Down When Bird Dies in Her Hands on Set

August 5, 2019 |

“Them That Follow” — the new thriller about scary snakes and a religious family that handles them to prove themselves to God — had a tragedy on set when a bird died in the hands of one of the stars … and the cameras were rolling. Footage from…

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Granddaughter of RFK Dies of Suspected Overdose

August 2, 2019 |

Another tragedy for the Kennedy family: Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, has died. “Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,” the Kennedy family said in a statement. “Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.” Sources tell the New York…
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Cardinal Ortega, former Havana archbishop who played role in US-Cuba thaw, dies at 82

July 26, 2019 |

Former Havana Archbishop Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, a key figure in the secret negotiations that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, has died, the state-controlled newspaper Granma reported Friday. He was 82.
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‘Butcher of Beijing’ Dies

July 24, 2019 |

Chinese state media say former Premier Li Peng, who announced martial law during the Tiananmen Square protests, has died. The legacy of the former premier is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls, the AP reports. Li, who died…
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Hospital Sued After Principal Dies Donating Bone Marrow

July 23, 2019 |

Derrick Nelson and Sheronda Braker were supposed to get married June 29. Instead, Nelson, a 44-year-old New Jersey high school principal, died in April after a procedure to donate bone marrow to a teen in France. Now Braker, mother to a 5-year-old daughter with Nelson, is suing Hackensack University Medical…
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