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Jean Nidetch, Founder Of Weight Watchers, Dies At 91

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Jack Ely, Known For 'Louie Louie,' Dies At 71

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Chef Homaro Cantu holds a tomato in the kitchen of his Chicago restaurant Moto in 2007. Haute cuisine and extreme science collided in the kitchen of Chef Cantu, who took his own life Tuesday. Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

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Don Quayle, the first president of NPR, has died at the age of 84. Sam Kittner/WAMU 88.5 hide caption

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Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

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Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

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Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano, Critic Of Capitalism, Dies At 74

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Fresh Air Remembers Historian Stanley Kutler

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German writer Günter Grass arrives at Günter Grass-Haus, a museum in Luebeck, Germany, for his 80th birthday celebration on Oct. 27, 2007. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Günter Grass, Who Confronted Germany's Past As Well As His Own, Dies At 87

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