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Oscar winner and groundbreaking star Sidney Poitier dies
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94.


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Remembering Bob Dole, 1923-2021
Throughout his long public career, Bob Dole championed veterans’ issues and was a driving force behind construction of the World War II Memorial, where he spent his final years greeting fellow veterans. Dole died Sunday at age 98.
Army officer who wrote to McCain about detainee torture in Iraq, Afghanistan, dies at 42
In 2005, while a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, Ian Fishback wrote to Sen. John McCain about his concerns over the treatment of detainees and whether the Geneva Convention applied to Iraq and Afghanistan. Later that year, the Senate passed legislation from McCain to prohibit inhumane treatment and Time magazine named Fishback to its list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Army veteran who survived Bataan Death March dies at 104
In 1942, retired Army Col. Ben Skardon and some 75,000 other American and Filipino troops were forced to march 65 miles to prison camps in what has become known as the Bataan Death March. It was hot, and the Japanese tortured their captives.

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