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Diego Maradona, Argentina’s Icon – The New York Times

Diego Maradona, Argentina's Icon - The New York Times

Diego Maradona, Argentina’s Icon – The New York Times Diego Maradona, Argentina’s Icon – The New York Times The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once called Diego Maradona “the most human of the gods.” Argentines were happy to edit that down, to the singular version of the last word. When Maradona died on Wednesday at age 60, many of his compatriots …

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Hong Kong Protest Icon Mysteriously Vanished. Then She Returned Unbowed.

Hong Kong Protest Icon Mysteriously Vanished. Then She Returned Unbowed.

Hong Kong Protest Icon Mysteriously Vanished. Then She Returned Unbowed. Hong Kong Protest Icon Mysteriously Vanished. Then She Returned Unbowed. Last month, one full year after the initial bail period began, she was given the necessary paperwork allowing her to leave Shenzhen and return to Hong Kong. She now stays in a small hotel room in Hong Kong’s New Territories, …

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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Pop Culture Icon

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Pop Culture Icon

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Pop Culture Icon How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became a Pop Culture Icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived a storied life. In 1972, she became the first tenured female professor at Columbia Law School. In 1980, she was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. And in 1993, she …

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Mount Wilson Observatory, Icon of Cosmology, ‘Declared Safe’ From Fires

Mount Wilson Observatory, Icon of Cosmology, 'Declared Safe' From Fires

Mount Wilson Observatory, Icon of Cosmology, ‘Declared Safe’ From Fires Mount Wilson Observatory, Icon of Cosmology, ‘Declared Safe’ From Fires Mount Wilson Observatory, where astronomers a century ago first described the expansion of the universe, appears to have survived a close call with the Bobcat fire, which has been ravaging the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California. “It looks very …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 “I surely would not be in this room today without the determined efforts of men and women who kept dreams alive, dreams of equal citizenship.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the Supreme Court’s feminist icon. Small, soft-spoken, yet fiercely …

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John Lewis: Civil rights icon and ‘conscience of Congress’ dies

John Lewis: Civil rights icon and 'conscience of Congress' dies

John Lewis: Civil rights icon and ‘conscience of Congress’ dies John Lewis: Civil rights icon and ‘conscience of Congress’ dies John Lewis, the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman, has died of cancer. He was 80-years-old. Congressman Lewis was a towering figure of the civil rights movement, and later became known as the “conscience of Congress” for his decades …

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Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses

Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses Majestic Icon or Invasive Pest? A War Over Australia’s Wild Horses ANGLERS REST, Australia — Coming over the rise, Philip Maguire gripped the mane of his white gelding and rose on his heels to survey the bush land. He had hoped to be photographed mustering wild horses, but the …

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Ranjit Chowdhry death: The Office star and ‘towering icon’ of Bollywood dies aged 64

Ranjit Chowdhry death: The Office star and ‘towering icon’ of Bollywood dies aged 64

Ranjit Chowdhry, a Bollywood actor who starred in seasons four and five of the US version of The Office, has died aged 64. The Times of India reports that the New York-based actor had travelled to India at the beginning of this year to receive dental treatment. He had planned to return to the US on 8 April but was unable to do so …

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