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Notable Deaths | May 28, 2015

Texas-area Flood Victims

Storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma this week have left at least 21 people dead.

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In the News | May 30, 2015

What DNA Can Tell You About How You'll Die

DNA can both reveal our ancient ancestors and predict what diseases might affect us in our future – and by doing so, it can help us understand how to live the healthiest and longest lives we can.

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Ellen Albertini Dow
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty...
Maria Velasco
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress and comedian...
Betsy von Furstenberg
Betsy von Furstenberg, an actress and baroness,...
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Advice & Support | May 30, 2015

Funeral Etiquette

Expert advice on funeral etiquette, how to plan a memorial service, mourning customs in different faiths, and more.

This Week in History | May 30, 2015

May 24 - 31, 2015

We took a look in the history books to learn who made news this week in history. View today’s notables or browse through other dates.

Did You Know? To prepare it for burial, Muslim tradition requires that same-sex family members wash the body an odd number of times before covering it with a shroud.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Dorothy A. "Stella" Scrobola
Always had a hug and kiss for travelers at Wyoming Valley Airport.
Louis Giuseppe Volpicelli
Emmy winner who directed ABC's Wide World of Sports and Monday Night Football.
Betty Willis
She designed the world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
Emily Debrayda Phillips
She wrote her own funny, bittersweet obituary. It’s been shared across the world.
Jefferson Jones (JJ) Baskin
The philanthropist inspired thousands with his valiant fight against cancer.
Rhoda Winkler
The chief puppeteer of Howdy Doody, she delighted audiences.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
-Albert Einstein