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Morgan Wootten, acclaimed high school basketball coach

Mr. Wootten was the first member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inducted solely as a high school coach and at one time the national record-holder for most schoolboy victories.

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

Mr. Walker was a former US ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist.

Jim Lehrer, longtime PBS news anchor

Mr. Lehrer for 36 years gave public television viewers a substantive alternative to network evening news programs.

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87.

Terry Jones, 77; writer, comedian, director, purveyor of Python absurdity

Mr. Jones brought a warped commitment to his characters. They included a naked organist, Karl Marx as a hapless quiz show contestant, a buffoonish cardinal in the Spanish Inquisition who helps torture victims with the dreaded comfy chair.

‘Chewing Gum Tycoon’ of Lotte Group, Shin Kyuk-ho, Dies at 98

SEOUL, South Korea — Shin Kyuk-ho, who built a chewing-gum business into ​the ​hugely successful Lotte ​Group in South Korea and Japan, only to see his sons squabble over the corporate empire, died Sunday. He was 98.

Egil Krogh, the Nixon ‘plumber’ who approved break-in targeting Daniel Ellsberg

Egil Krogh, the Nixon ‘Plumber’ who approved break-in targeting Daniel Ellsberg, dies at 80

CVS cofounder Ralph P. Hoagland III, an entrepreneur with endless ideas, dies at 86

Called “a serial entrepreneur,” he also had a role in starting Store 24 and the Orson Welles Cinema.