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Post Mortem: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie, comic book creator, dies at 49

Dwayne McDuffie, 49, a comic book and television show writer, story editor, and producer, died Feb. 21 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from emergency heart surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mr. McDuffie, who co-founded Milestone Media, created black superheroes for the comic book...

By Lauren Wiseman  | February 24, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Joseph Flom dies: Lawyer who mastered hostile takeovers was 87

Joseph H. Flom, a lawyer whose ruthlessness and expertise in corporate mergers and acquisitions reshaped America's business landscape during the 1980s and helped turn his tiny New York firm into one of the nation's largest practices, died today at a hospital in New York. He was 87. "It is an...

By Emma Brown  | February 23, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bernard Nathanson, abortion provider turned pro-life activist, dies

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who estimated that he was involved in 75,000 abortions -- including one in the 1940s for his then-girlfriend, who had become pregnant with his child -- before he became a leading pro-life activist, died Monday of cancer in New York. He was 84. Dr. Nathanson...

By Emma Brown  | February 22, 2011; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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