The first Native American woman to stand onstage at the Oscars, she made headlines for calling attention to the mistreatment of American Indians.

In 1974, she co-founded the first Ronald McDonald House, in Philadelphia, to provide affordable lodging for families of gravely ill children.

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The Indiana politician resigned in 2010 amid his eighth term after admitting to an extramarital affair with a female staffer.

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He was a longtime collector of 78 rpm records and had one of the largest and foremost private collections in the country.

Her 1970 pamphlet “Woman and Her Mind” was a founding text of second-wave feminism.

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The rapper, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died at a friend’s Los Angeles home, his manager confirmed. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

He became a fixture of American television sets, covering the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and four presidencies.

She formed jazz ensembles, produced a Grammy-winning album and published books to promote the legacy of her husband, the composer and bassist Charles Mingus.

A "secular in my head and Muslim in my heart," she founded a group that helped thousands of unwed mothers and their babies overcome stigma and build new lives.

He was a well-read mainstay of The Washington Post, covering news affecting millions in the federal workforce.

He signed one of the strongest gun-control laws in the country but lost his bid for reelection as governor over a massive increase in taxes.

In 1966, Time magazine put him on a cover and compared him with Galileo.

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Her role earned her an Academy Award for best actress after a later start in her career.

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Experts say LEDs, with countless practical applications, use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent sources and last up to 25 times longer than incandescent and halogen light sources.

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He spent a record 437 days in space beginning on Jan. 8, 1994, and orbited the Earth more than 7,000 times.

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Her dispatches from Baghdad during the U.S. airstrikes and ground assault in 2003 brought vivid accounts of the war's toll and the Pentagon's future struggles.

The ruffled hair tie was described as "the most successful hair accessory in the world."

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