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Post Mortem: July 27, 2008 - August 2, 2008

Is God Dead? (UPDATED)

In 1966, Time magazine ran a provocative cover with the bold question, "Is God Dead?" The story led to sharp backlash from social conservatives and sparked a public debate about philosophy and religion. The editor responsible for that story, Otto Fuerbringer, has died at 97, and his obituary is in...

By Matt Schudel  |  July 31, 2008; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Two Obits of Chile Under Pinochet

I wrote today of the legacy of a U.S. ambassador to Chile during the early years of the Pinochet dictatorship. It's a life story I hope readers would find of interest for how the diplomat, David H. Popper, balanced U.S. policy to support anti-Communist military regimes, against public demands from...

By Adam Bernstein  |  July 31, 2008; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Report on Steve Fossett

An intriguing report on missing adventurer Steve Fossett, who was legally declared dead in February. But Lt. Col. Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol tells the The London Daily Telegraph Fossett's body "should have been found. ... It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found...

By Adam Bernstein  |  July 30, 2008; 7:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Head Start Leader, Ex-Surgeon General Dies

Word just arrived that Julius B. Richmond, 91, the first director of Head Start and former U.S. Surgeon General who fought a career-long battle against cigarette smoking, died Sunday at his home in Brookline, Mass. He had cancer. He was someone who had a big impact on public health in...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  July 29, 2008; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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