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Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

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In 1985, Gene Saks wins the Tony Award for best director of a play for his staging of Neil Simon's hit comedy Biloxi Blues, an autobiographical story of World War II. It was Saks' third Tony. Ron Frehm/Associated Press hide caption

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John Renbourn performs onstage at the Royal Festival Hall in London June 29, 2008. The influential guitarist died at his home in Scotland Thursday. He was 70. Barney Britton/Redferns hide caption

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Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies

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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

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Remembering NPR's Bill Deputy, A 'Guardian Of Sound'

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Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

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The crowd cheers as Singapore's former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (center) arrives at the Marina Bay Floating Platform for the annual National Day Parade celebrations in Singapore on Aug. 9, 2012. Calvin Wong/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Founding Father Of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies At 91

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Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik (60) is victorious in an iconic 1960 photograph after making a sack vs. New York Giants Frank Gifford (16). Bednarik died on Saturday. He was 89. John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images hide caption

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World War II Veteran Lucy Coffey Dies At 108

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Fresh Air Remembers Blues And Jazz Historian Samuel Charters

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

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Rev. Willie Barrow, a 'superdelegate,' attending the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The long-time activist, who was a mentor to President Obama, died on Thursday. Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor/Getty hide caption

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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

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Michael Graves, Renowned Architect Who Designed Products For Target, Dies

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