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Tuesday

AP reporter held captive for years, Terry Anderson, dies at 76

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Sunday

Terry Anderson, who was the longest held American hostage in Lebanon, grins with his 6-year-old daughter Sulome, Dec. 4, 1991, as they leave the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Damascus, Syria, following Anderson's release. Santiago Lyon/AP hide caption

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Conductor Andrew Davis, right, raises his arms as he takes a bow, accompanied by Renee Fleming, and Peter Rose, center, during the final dress rehearsal of Richard Strauss's Capriccio in the Metropolitan Opera at New York's Lincoln Center, March 25, 2011. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Guitarist, singer and songwriter Dickey Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. He's pictured on May 19, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster PR hide caption

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Artist Faith Ringgold sits before her quilt "Tar Beach" in 1993. The artwork also inspired a children's book of the same name. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Faith Ringgold, quilt and visual artist, dies at 93

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Friday

Hawaiian-born sumo wrestler Akebono is dead at 54

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Remembering DJ Mister Cee, pioneering hip-hop broadcaster

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