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Marvin Goodfriend, Trump nominee to the Federal Reserve, dies at 69

Marvin Goodfriend, a leading conservative monetary economist and former nominee to the Federal Reserve Board, died Thursday at his home in Pittsburgh. He was 69.

Paul Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Waged War on Inflation, Is Dead at 92

Paul Volcker, who helped shape U.S. economic policy for more than six decades, most notably by leading the Federal Reserve’s brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the late 1970s and early ’80s, died Sunday in New York.

Pete Frates, who raised millions for ALS research by championing the Ice Bucket Challenge, dies at 34

The former Boston College baseball star popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge on social media as a way to focus attention on ALS, from which he suffered.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.

Ron Leibman, Tony winner for ‘Angels,’ dead at 82

Ron Leibman, an actor whose career of more than six decades in film, television and the theater was highlighted by a Tony Award in 1993 for his electrifying performance as Roy Cohn in the first part of “Angels in America,” died Friday in Manhattan. He was 82.

Winston Lawson, 91, Secret Service agent with Kennedy in Dallas, dies

Winston Lawson had been a Secret Service agent for four years when, on Nov. 22, 1963, he was in an unmarked police car in Dallas just ahead of President John F. Kennedy.

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Caroll Spinney, who played Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch on ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 85

For half a century, Spinney portrayed two of the most beloved characters on “Sesame Street,” Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch. A native of Waltham who lived in Connecticut, Spinney transformed Big Bird into a shy first-grader, turning the character into a worldwide icon.

Victor Sheymov, KGB officer who defected from Soviet Union, dies at 73

By the time he was 32, Mr. Sheymov had reached the rank of major and was in charge of monitoring the KGB’s flow of information from around the world.