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Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

Norma McCorvey, the reluctant hero of the pro-choice movement who changed abortion rights in America, has died. She was 69. McCorvey, known better as the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in a landmark 1973 Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, died of a heart ailment at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas, according to the Washington Post. Joshua Prager, a journalist working on ...

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Roe v. Wade Plaintiff 'Jane Roe' Dead at 69

2/18/2017 12:04 PM PST Breaking News Norma McCorvey — aka Jane Roe in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that established abortion as a constitutional right —  has died. Norma was just 22 when championed the fight for a woman’s right to an abortion … and she became the center of one of the most contentious legal battles ...

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Wrestling Villain Ivan Koloff Dead at 74

2/18/2017 7:32 AM PST Breaking News Ivan Koloff, aka The Russian Bear who wrestled to fame for years as a supreme villain, has died. Rick Flair posted the news Saturday morning. The 74-year-old Koloff had been battling liver cancer. Koloff was a former WWWF World Heavyweight champion who fought the likes of Bruno Sammartino, Superstar Billy Graham and Bob Backlund. ...

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At least two dead as storm lashes Southern California

LOS ANGELES — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed a motorist in a submerged car and disrupted hundreds of flights at airports. With the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of ...

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George ‘The Animal’ Steele, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 79

Wrestling icon George “The Animal” Steele has died the WWE announced Friday. He was 79. Steele entered hospice care on Thursday, longtime wrestling agent Eric Simms said in a Facebook post. Last May, Steele revealed that he was dealing with serious health issues. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 1988 and had his colon removed in 2002. Condolences poured ...

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BREAKING: Gunman on the loose as woman SHOT DEAD in broad daylight in German street

A man wearing blue jeans and a black jacket, fled the murder scene in Offenbach in a small dark-coloured getaway car. Police were alerted to the scene just after 8am (local time) on Friday morning. The suspect said to be aged between 30 and 40 and thought to be armed.  Police have deployed a search helicopter and appealed for the ...

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Two men dead after car slams into tree on Bronx River Parkway

Two men died after their car slammed into a tree on the Bronx River Parkway early Friday, police said. The victims — a driver and his passenger — were in a white Mercedes sedan traveling northbound on the highway near E. 233rd St. when their car careened off the road just after 12:15 a.m. The Mercedes went over a guardrail ...

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Man found dead with zip-ties around neck at NYC jewelry shop

Cops found a 43-year-old man dead with two zip-ties around his neck in a Lower Manhattan jewelry shop Wednesday, police sources said. Police found the man’s body inside the bathroom at World of Gold N Diamond, a cash-for-gold store on Church St. at Duane St. around 4:30 p.m., sources said. Officers went to the store after the victim’s brother walked ...

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Ricki Lake's Ex-Husband Christian Evans Dead

Breaking News Ricki Lake‘s ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died, and Ricki is calling him a man the world did not understand. Ricki posted notice of Christian’s death, saying “he succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder.”   She went on, “The world didn’t understand this man, but I did … For anyone who has ever lost a family member ...

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Kim Jong-un’s brother DEAD: Kim Jong-nam ‘ASSASSINATED’ in Malaysian airport

Kim Jong-nam, 45, was the oldest son of Kim Jong-ill, the current leader’s father and predeccesor. Initial reports by South Korean media say he was poisoned at Kuala Lumpar airport by two women said to be North Korean operatives. his death, which is yet to be officially confirmed, would be the most high profile assasination of Kim Hong-un’s regime since ...

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