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Mr. Robinson held the first signed US edition of the book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" during its unveiling in New York in 2005.

Richard Robinson, longtime Scholastic CEO, dies at 84

Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs, and book fairs, has died. He was 84.

Mr. Williams, who starred as Linc Hayes in the TV series "The Mod Squad," appeared at an anniversary event for ABC's law enforcement theme shows in 1978.

Clarence Williams III, a star of ‘Mod Squad,’ dies at 81

Clarence Williams III, the reflectively intense actor who starred as Linc Hayes, the young, hip undercover police officer on ABC’s “The Mod Squad,” died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 81.

Betty Taymor with her daughter Julie Taymor, Senator Edward  Kennedy, and her daughter Laurie Taymor-Berry.

An inspiration and mentor for women in politics, Betty Taymor dies at 100

Ms. Taymor founded what became the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy during a political career that began in the 1950s.

Mr. Wada performed at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 2015.

Yoshi Wada, inventive creator of sound worlds, dies at 77

Yoshi Wada, a Japanese-born composer and artist who drew a following creating cacophonous, minimalist performances on homemade instruments and was a member of the Fluxus performance-art movement that took root in New York in the 1960s, died May 18 at his home in Manhattan. He was 77.

Rabbi  Rubenstein in the late 1960s.

Richard Rubenstein, 97, dies; theologian challenged ideas of God

Richard L. Rubenstein, the leading Jewish voice in the theological groundswell of the 1960s known as the “Death of God” movement, who argued that the Holocaust had invalidated the idea of an omnipotent, benevolent deity who safeguards Jews as the chosen people, died May 16 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was 97.

Arthur Staats with his young daughter, Jennifer. The pioneering psychologist was credited with popularizing the notion of "time outs" for children.

Arthur Staats, child psychologist and father of the ‘timeout,’ dies at 97

He may not have been a household name but Arthur Staats “invention” — as his elaboration of the timeout is sometimes styled — became a fixture in homes where young children bound and play, inevitably breaking things and rules as they go about the hard work of growing up and making sense of themselves and the world.

Raymond Donovan, Reagan labor secretary shadowed by corruption scandals, dies at 90

Raymond J. Donovan, Ronald Reagan’s labor secretary whose pointed lament following his acquittal on corruption charges — “Which office do I go to get my reputation back?” — resonated with generations of public and private figures seeking redress in the court of public opinion, died June 2 at his home in New Vernon, N.J. He was 90.

Ms. Stone in 1993

Ganga Stone, who gave sustenance to AIDS patients, dies at 79

"My sense of my own role in life was to share with people what I know about the deathless nature of the human self," Ganga Stone once said in an interview. "But you can’t comfort people who haven’t eaten."