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Ex-'Meet the Press' moderator Bill Monroe dies

Bill Monroe, a Washington journalist best known for moderating the NBC Sunday talk show "Meet the Press" during the 1970s and '80s, died this morning at a nursing home in Potomac. He was 90. Founded on television in 1947, "Meet the Press" is one of the longest-running programs in American...

By Emma Brown  | February 17, 2011; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Longtime Montgomery County Council member Bill Hanna dies

Former Rockville mayor and longtime Montgomery County Council member William E. Hanna Jr., who played a key role in turning the I-270 corridor into a center for biotechnology companies, died Jan. 15. He was 89. Mr. Hanna's political career began in the late 1960s as a member of the Rockville...

By Emma Brown  | January 18, 2011; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Veteran Republican official John P. Wheeler III found dead in Del. landfill

John P. Wheeler III, a veteran of Washington politics who had worked in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and played a key role in establishing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been found dead in a Delaware landfill. His death was ruled a homicide after his body...

By Emma Brown  | January 3, 2011; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sister Mary Ann Luby dies: Homeless advocate was 70

Sister Mary Ann Luby, a Dominican nun who tirelessly advocated for and reached out to the underprivileged, abused and homeless, died Nov. 29 of cancer at the Washington Home. She was 70. For the past 27 years, Sister Mary Ann served the District's homeless population, working as the director of...

By Nathan Rott  | November 30, 2010; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Jule Sugarman dies: Head Start founder was 83

Jule Sugarman, a public administrator whose skill at navigating the federal bureaucracy made him a key figure in founding Head Start, an early education program meant to prepare poor children to succeed in school, died of cancer Nov. 2 at his home in Seattle. He was 83. A behind-the-scenes liberal...

By Emma Brown  | November 4, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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John Olsson dies: Founder of Washington's legendary books and records store was 78

John E. Olsson, who was the founder and proprietor of Olsson's Books and Records, the venerable Washington-area institution that once dominated the local bookselling market, died Oct. 28 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring of a heart attack. He was 78. At its height, Olsson's was the go-to neighborhood...

By Emma Brown  | November 2, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Federal Employee Spokesman Dies, Patricia Sullivan , July 1, 2009
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Robert Wone Murder Case, Matt Schudel , June 2, 2009
Barbara Ringer's Untold Story, Matt Schudel , April 29, 2009
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