The Obituary Project: Lives Of The Unnoticed End-of-the-year obituaries generally are of people who had an impact on our times: actors, politicians, inventors. This year, NPR takes note of lives that were important in different ways -- to their local communities, or even just to their families -- to see what they can tell us about ourselves.

Capturing The Brief Life And Death Of An Infant

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Fodors' Contributor's Death Left A Virtual Absence

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Nowell Briscoe: Archivist Of Death Revisits The Past

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