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Mother Charged After Child Dies in Hot Car

June 18, 2019 |

A 25-year-old mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges over the death of her toddler daughter in a hot car last month. Prosecutors say Lakewood resident Chaya Shurkin has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Asbury Park Press . Officers responding to a report of…
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CBP: Girl From India Dies in Desert on Way to US

June 14, 2019 |

The body of a 7-year-old girl believed to be from India was found this week in a remote part of the Arizona desert just over the border with Mexico, a death that a Border Patrol official is calling “senseless,” reports the Daily Beast . Per a Customs and Border Protection statement…
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Former S. Korean first lady, feminist Lee Hee-ho dies at 96

June 11, 2019 |

Lee Hee-ho, a South Korean feminist activist who fought for democracy against dictatorships alongside her husband and future President Kim Dae-jung, has died.
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Young Son of Country Singer Dies in ‘a Tragic Accident’

June 7, 2019 |

Country singer Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, have announced the death of their 3-year-old son, River, CNN reports. “Our family is devastated and heartbroken,” Smith posted Thursday on Instagram , saying that their son could not be revived by doctors after “a tragic accident.” His wife also posted the heartbreaking…
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Dr. John, a Unique Voice of New Orleans, Dies

June 7, 2019 |

Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77, the AP reports. In a statement, the family said the musician born Mac Rebennack died of a…
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Leon Redbone, Unintentionally Mysterious Musician, Dies

May 31, 2019 |

Leon Redbone, the blues and jazz artist whose growly voice, panama hat, and cultivated air of mystery made him seem like a character out of the ragtime era or the Depression-era Mississippi Delta, died Thursday. He was 69, the AP reports. No details about his death were provided. Redbone’s career…
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Claus von Bulow, Acquitted in Sensational Murder Trial, Dies

May 30, 2019 |

Danish-born socialite Claus von Bulow, who was convicted but later acquitted of trying to kill his wealthy wife in two trials that drew intense international attention in the 1980s, has died, the AP reports. He was 92. Von Bulow’s son-in-law, Riccardo Pavoncelli, tells The New York Times that von Bulow…
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Man dies on plane after swallowing 246 packets of cocaine

May 28, 2019 |

A Japanese man died on board a flight from Mexico City to Tokyo with 246 packets of cocaine in his stomach.
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Bill Buckner, Star Hitter Remembered for Error, Dies

May 28, 2019 |

Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for one of the most infamous plays in baseball history, has died. He was 69. Buckner’s family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia, the AP reports. “Bill fought with courage and grit as he…
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Reagan Biographer Who Mixed Fact With Fiction Dies

May 27, 2019 |

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan in 1999, has died. He was 78. Sylvia Jukes Morris, his wife, said he died Friday in Danbury, Connecticut, a day after suffering a stroke, the AP reports. Morris’ career took off with the…
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