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Marian Robinson, the mother of Michelle Obama who lived in the White House, dies at 86

Marian Robinson, the mother of Michelle Obama who lived in the White House, dies at 86

WASHINGTON (AP) — On election night 2008, as Barack Obama sat nervously in a Chicago hotel suite and awaited news on whether he would become the country’s first Black president, his mother-in-law was by his side.
Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, dies at 86

Marian Robinson, mother of Michelle Obama, dies at 86

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marian Shields Robinson, the mother of Michelle Obama who moved with the first family to the White House when son-in-law Barack Obama was elected president, has died. She was 86. Mrs.
Toronto broadcaster Bob Mackowycz Sr., creator of Q107's 'Psychedelic Sunday,' dies

Toronto broadcaster Bob Mackowycz Sr., creator of Q107's 'Psychedelic Sunday,' dies

TORONTO — Radio broadcaster Bob Mackowycz Sr., whose visionary programming injected a certain artistic flair into Toronto's cultural scene, has died. His son says Mackowycz suffered a sudden and unexpected illness. He died Wednesday at age 75.
Longtime federal judge Larry Hicks in Nevada hit and killed by a vehicle near courthouse in Reno

Longtime federal judge Larry Hicks in Nevada hit and killed by a vehicle near courthouse in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Larry Hicks, a federal judge in Nevada for more than 20 years who presided over cases ranging from U.S.
Albert Ruddy, Oscar-winning producer of 'The Godfather' and 'Million Dollar Baby,' dies at 94

Albert Ruddy, Oscar-winning producer of 'The Godfather' and 'Million Dollar Baby,' dies at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert S.
Former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor killed in downtown Los Angeles shooting

Former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor killed in downtown Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor was shot and killed when he interrupted thieves stealing the catalytic converter from his car in Los Angeles, his family said Sunday. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m.
Reaction to the death of Bill Walton, the Hall of Famer who died Monday

Reaction to the death of Bill Walton, the Hall of Famer who died Monday

Reaction from the basketball world to the death Monday of Bill Walton : ___ “My very close friend, fellow Bruin and NBA rival Bill Walton died today. And the world feels so much heavier now.
Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies of cancer at 71

Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies of cancer at 71

Bill Walton was never afraid to be himself.

Bill Walton, Hall of Fame player who became a star broadcaster, dies at 71

Bill Walton, who starred for John Wooden's UCLA Bruins before becoming a Basketball Hall of Famer and one of the biggest stars in basketball broadcasting, died Monday, the league announced on behalf of his family.
Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard M.
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