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Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick performs onstage during the Lung Transplant Project Gala in October 2017 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Lung Transplant hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering A Soprano With The 'Warmth And Strength Of The Sun'

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Former Democratic Rep. John Dingell has died. He served for 59 years in Congress, the longest-serving representative in U.S. history. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Rep. John Dingell, Longest-Serving Member Of Congress, Dies At 92

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Mourners transport the flag-draped coffin of Iraqi archaeologist Lamia al-Gailani, seen in the poster, for burial during her funeral procession in the National Museum in Baghdad on Jan. 21. Iraq is mourning the loss of a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild her country's leading museum in the aftermath of the U.S. invasion in 2003. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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World War II Norwegian resistance fighter Joachim Roenneberg, seen here in 2013, has died at age 99. He led a team that was credited with slowing Hitler's plan to build atomic weapons. Andrew Winning/Reuters hide caption

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The Redwood Falls Gazette in Minnesota removed a death notice from its website last week after it sparked an outcry over what's fair to say about the deceased. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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French pop star Johnny Hallyday on stage at Paris' Palais Des Sports stadium in 1969. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images hide caption

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France Mourns Its Favorite Rock Star, Johnny Hallyday

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Ali Abdullah Saleh gave a speech to supporters in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Aug. 24, 2017. He never wavered in his belief that only he could lead the Yemenis, even though he fueled societal divisions by playing enemies off one another to weaken his opposition. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jalal Talabani, shown here in 2003 in Istanbul, died Tuesday in Germany at age 83. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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As Kurdish Leader And Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani Brought People Together

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A chair sat empty for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in Oslo, Norway, in 2010. The rights activist was imprisoned in China in 2009. Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday in Johannesburg. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E.L. Doctorow, center, stands with other National Book Critics Circle award winners in March 2006 at a reception following the awards ceremony in New York. Doctorow's "The March" won the prize for fiction that year. Tina Fineberg/AP hide caption

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Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

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