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Henry A. Kissinger, who dominated US foreign policy, dies at 100

For all of his accomplishments, Dr. Kissinger was one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War era and remained so into the 21st century.

Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, dies at 100

Kissinger exerted uncommon influence on global affairs under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, earning both vilification and the Nobel Peace Prize. Decades later, his name still provoked impassioned debate over foreign policy landmarks long past.

Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award winner who was familiar face on TV, dies at 93

A long-tenured character actor, Frances Sternhagen won a Tony for best featured actress in a play in 1974 for her role in Neil Simon’s “The Good Doctor” and a second one in 1995 for a revival of “The Heiress.”

John Nichols, author of ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’ with a social justice streak, dies at 83

John Nichols won early recognition with the 1965 publication of his offbeat love story “The Sterile Cuckoo,” later made into a movie starring Liza Minnelli. He was best known for his populist novel, “The Milagro Beanfield War.”

Larry Fink, photographer who contrasted social classes, dead at 82

An acclaimed and adventurous photographer, Larry Fink's subjects ranged from family portraits and political satire to working class lives and the elite of show business and Manhattan society.

Novelist Tim Dorsey, who mixed comedy and murder in his Serge A. Storms stories, dies at 62

Tim Dorsey, a former police and courts newspaper reporter, found lasting fame as the creator of the crime-comedy novel series starring Serge A. Storms, an energetic fan of Florida history and an ingenious serial killer,

Judge Baron H. Martin, a groundbreaking Black lawyer for MBTA, dies at 97

“If I made a difference in one life, just one, that’s important,” Mr. Martin said when he reached the mandatory retireent age for state judges of 70.

Jean Knight, who struck platinum with ‘Mr. Big Stuff,’ dies at 80

Ms. Knight received a Grammy Award nomination in 1972 for best female R&B vocal performance, and “Mr. Big Stuff” was nominated for best R&B song.