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‘Police Academy’ and Broadway star Marion Ramsey dies at 73

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Marion Ramsey, the actress best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the film franchise "Police Academy," died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 73, according to a statement to CNN from manager Roger P...

Lucille Bridges, mother of the Black first-grader who integrated an all-White school, dies at 86

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Ruby Bridges may be widely known as the brave Black child who desegregated an all-White school in the South, but it was her mom, Lucille, who put the decision in motion. "Brave, progressive, a champion for change," ...

Baby giraffe dies at Nashville Zoo after being stepped on by mother

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The Nashville Zoo is grieving the unexpected loss of a newborn Masai giraffe. The first-time mother, Nasha, 6, gave birth to a healthy calf on Saturday following a complicated delivery, according to the zoo. But af...

‘Star Wars’ star Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett, dies aged 75

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London Jeremy Bulloch, the British actor who played the character Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 75. His agent confirmed in a statement to CNN that Bulloch passed away on Thursday, Decembe...

James Randi, famed magician and skeptic, dies at 92

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James "The Amazing" Randi loved magic. He was a celebrated escape artist who broke records set by Houdini and performed everywhere from the White House to Niagara Falls (dangling upside down over the falls in a stra...

Man experiencing mental issues dies in custody after, Houston police say, he ‘tripped and fell’

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A man "having a mental episode" died in Houston police custody early Sunday after, authorities say, he fell into drainage on his own. At 12:06 a.m. (1:06 a.m. ET), officers responded to a criminal mischief call in ...

Manukura, the only white kiwi bird ever born in captivity, dies in New Zealand after surgery

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A rare, snow-white kiwi bird that inspired a children's book and was the first of its kind ever hatched in captivity has died in New Zealand after multiple surgeries to remove an unfertilized egg. The kiwi -- named ...

Bahrain’s longest serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa Al Khalifa, dies at 84

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Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the only person to serve as Bahrain's premier since the founding of the tiny island state, has died at the age of 84. He died at Mayo Clinic Hospital in...

Forrest Fenn, who sent explorers on a famed Rocky Mountain treasure hunt, dies at 90

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Forrest Fenn, whose 10-year treasure hunt inspired thousands of people to explore out West, has died, police confirmed to CNN. He was 90. Fenn died of apparent natural causes at his home in New Mexico, Santa Fe Pol...

North Carolina elementary school teacher dies days after testing positive for Covid-19

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A third-grade teacher died in North Carolina days after testing positive for Covid-19 and while her students were quarantined as a result of the exposure. Julie Davis, who taught at Norwood Elementary School in Stan...

North Carolina college student, seemingly otherwise healthy, dies of Covid-19 complications

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A college student and former high school basketball player has died from Covid-19, highlighting the virus's danger even toward the young and healthy. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old sophomore at Appalachian State Univer...

A 3-year-old boy dies at his birthday party from gunshot wound

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A 3-year-old boy in Texas was killed on his birthday after sustaining a gunshot wound, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. The child, who died Saturday in Porter, was with family members who had gat...

Virginia state senator dies at age 60 after contracting Covid-19

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Virginia state Sen. Ben Chafin Jr. has died after contracting Covid-19, according to a statement from his office. He was 60 years old. "State Senator Augustus Benton (Ben) Chafin, Jr., a native son of Russell County...

Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and close ally of Bill Clinton, dies

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Washington Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening, multiple sources close to the family tell CNN. He was 85. The former president of the National ...

Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies after 4-month battle with Covid-19

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A Kentucky doctor who urged people to wear masks early on in the coronavirus pandemic died after battling the disease for four months. Dr. Rebecca Shadowen was 62 years old when she died on September 11 at the Medi...

Tommy Heinsohn, Boston Celtics legend, dies at 86

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Boston Celtics legend and basketball Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn has died, the team confirmed Tuesday. He was 86. The cause of death was unknown. Heinsohn's legacy will forever be tied to the Celtics, where he pla...

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