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Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s leader, dies at 91

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the emir of Kuwait who steered the tiny oil-rich country on an independent path through the Middle East’s rivalries and feuds for four decades as the country’s foreign minister and then ruler, died Tuesday. He was 91.

Nurse to Tuskegee Airmen dies in Georgia at 100

Irma “Pete” Cameron Dryden, a Black woman who served as a nurse to Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, has died. She was 100.

With 77 years at NIH, Herbert Tabor was ‘last living voice’ of center’s early years

Herbert Tabor, a leading scientific investigator at the National Institutes of Health whose 77 years of service made him the longest-serving employee at the medical research center and among the longest-serving in the federal workforce, died Aug. 20 at his home on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. He was 101.

Arthur Ashkin, 98; Nobel laureate invented a ‘tractor beam’

Calling his invention optical tweezers, Dr. Ashkin and other scientists were able to use them to trap tiny particles for more intense study.

Tony Tanner; brought ‘Joseph’ to Broadway, dies at 88

Mr. Tanner had a long career as a versatile actor and director, in both England and the United States.


Varujan Boghosian, who turned castaway objects into art collages, dies at 94

Varujan Boghosian found fodder for art at flea markets, in junk shops, and along Provincetown's beaches.

Pierre Troisgros, renowned French restaurateur, dies at 92

France has lost another of its culinary giants. Pierre Troisgros, the patriarch of a multigenerational family of chefs and restaurateurs, died Wednesday at his home in Le Coteau, France. He was 92.

Christiane Eda-Pierre, leading French soprano, dies at 88

Ms. Eda-Pierre, a coloratura soprano who was among France’s first Black opera stars, and whose New York résumé included a performance seen by some 150,000 people in 1980, died on Sept. 6 at her home in Deux-Sèvres, in western France. She was 88.