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Today in History for February 13th

Highlights of this day in history: Bruno Richard Hauptmann convicted in the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder; The World War II bombing of Dresden begins; Konstantin Chernenko becomes Soviet leader; Peter Gabriel born; Waylon Jennings dies. (Feb. 13)         

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Joe Hardy, Producer and Engineer For ZZ Top, Steve Earle & More, Dies at 66

Producer, engineer and musician Joe Hardy, who worked on many ZZ Top albums from 1985’s After Burner to playing bass on guitarist Billy Gibbon...

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Mom of 5 Dies While Trying to Save Her Children From Fire, 4 Years After Husband Died of Cancer

When a fire broke out inside her two-story Bakersfield, California, home on Thursday, Kristina Stratton did not hesitate to rush inside to save her children. Stratton, a 38-year-old mother of five, had gone to see a movie with one of her older daughters when one of her children called with the...

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Florida man dies after diving into Intracoastal to rescue 5-year-old grandson

Mark Evans said the death of his older brother, Paul Evans, summed up his life: helping people and "giving his life for someone else."         

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Florida man dies after diving into Intracoastal to rescue 5-year-old grandson

Mark Evans said the death of his older brother, Paul Evans, summed up his life: helping people and "giving his life for someone else."         

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He shared the 1967 prize for finding a way to time “immeasurably fast” chemical reactions. His research advanced the study of enzymes, among other things.

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Ron Miller, Whose Reign at Disney Was Troubled, Dies at 85

A former football player, he spent three decades working for Walt Disney, his father-in-law, and rose to chief executive before being ousted in 1984.

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Heidi Toffler, Unsung Force Behind Futurist Books, Dies at 89

With her husband, Alvin Toffler, she was half of a team that produced global best-sellers, including “Future Shock.” Recognition was belated.

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Edward F. Zigler, an Architect of Head Start, Dies at 88

The Yale psychologist helped design the preschool program in the 1960s and was the first permanent head of the Office of Child Development.

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World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

LONDON >> Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout “Goal!”

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Convicted murderer Jasper Goddard died Sunday, one month after pleading guilty to killing a 7-year-old North Las Vegas girl in 1986.

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Chuck Green, a former Associated Press foreign correspondent and chief of bureau in Detroit, died Tuesday of a blood disorder at his Ypsilanti home, southwest of Detroit. He was 82. … Click to Continue »

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Faith Hill's Father Ted Perry Dies at 88

In loving memory. With a heavy heart, Tim McGraw revealed on Tuesday, February 12, that his father-in-law — Faith Hill’s dad, Ted Perry — has died. He was 88. “G Pa, Faith’s father passed away last week at 88 yrs old. He was the sweetest, kindest most gentle man I’ve ever known,” the...

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Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout “Goal!” Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper’s right post and threw his arms into the air to celebrate what he...

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A Wichita girl has died after returning home from a Kansas City hospital, where she was the first patient to ever walk on an invasive form of life support at … Click to Continue »

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Rick and Morty writer leaving show, lands ABC sitcom pilot

The Emmy-winning writer of an acclaimed Rick and Morty episode scored an ABC comedy sitcom pilot order, but isn’t returning to the Adult Swim series. Jessica Gao landed a pilot deal for an untitled comedy about “a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries...

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World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win its only World Cup in 1966, dies at 81         

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Homeless teen dies shortly after his family gets keys to new home

Donors provide more than $15,000 for family of homeless man who lost his battle Saturday       

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Homeless teen dies shortly after his family gets keys to new home

Donors provide more than $15,000 for family of homeless man who lost his battle Saturday       

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Man who fought with Fullerton police officers after acting erratically dies

A 22-year-old man seen on security video breaking down the door of a woman's home in Fullerton and entering died at a hospital after being taken into custody by police following a struggle that injured three officers.

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