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Notable Deaths | January 29, 2015

Rod McKuen

Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

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In the News | January 30, 2015

“Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande

A surgeon and best-selling author shares some of his latest work.

Ernie Banks
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after...
Brad Halsey
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — Former major league...
Oscar Taveras
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St....
George Shuba
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - George "Shotgun" Shuba, a...
Frank Torre
NEW YORK (AP) - Former World Series star Frank...
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Grief Support | January 30, 2015

Moving Forward, Connected Still

It is said that in order to heal from the pain of grief, we must grow beyond our loved one's presence in our life and that this means we leave behind the life we once had and move forward to create a new one. However, we do not heal from leaving our loved ones behind. We heal from bringing them with us.

This Week in History | January 30, 2015

January 25 - February 1, 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? Ancient Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the mouth of the deceased as payment to the ferryman Charon for passage across the river Styx to the afterlife.
Funny Obituaries Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.
Inspirational Lives
Coretta Scott King
The "first lady of the civil rights movement," she had a passion for social justice.
Christa McAuliffe
McAuliffe was the first participant in the NASA Teacher in Space Project.
Dr. Michael Davidson
A Boston surgeon described by patients as brilliant and caring.
Stuart Scott
A longtime ESPN personality, Scott never let cancer destroy his winning outlook.
Charlie Hebdo shooting victims
The 12 who died in the Paris attack have inspired an outcry heard around the world.
Elizabeth Edwards
She's remembered for being both a savvy political adviser and a wonderful mother.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
-Jackie Robinson
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