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James Dobbins, US diplomat in global hot spots, dies at 81

James Dobbins, a U.S. diplomatic troubleshooter whose assignments included reopening the embassy in Kabul after the 2001 invasion and then returning more than a decade later as a special envoy during a grinding war and fading hopes of stabilizing Afghanistan, died July 3 at a hospital in Washington. He was 81.

Esteban Volkov, Trotsky's grandson and keeper of his flame, dies at 97

Esteban Volkov, who witnessed the dying breaths of his grandfather, Leon Trotsky - the exiled Russian revolutionary leader whose assassination in Mexico in 1940 had been ordered by archrival Joseph Stalin - and who devoted his final decades to preserving Trotsky's legacy, died June 16 in Tepoztlán, Mexico.

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