JULIAN Bond, Obit, Civil Rights

Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, and a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign as well as champion of equal rights,died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. He died after a brief illness, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in astatement Sunday morning. His …

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Bernard, Physicist obit at 93

Bernard d'Espagnat, French Physicist, By DENNIS OVERBYEBernard d'Espagnat being honored in 2009 for opening "new vistas on the definition of reality."CreditTempleton Foundation, via European Pressphoto AgencyBernard d'Espagnat, a French physicist and philosopher whose writings explored the philosophical implications of the paradoxical laws that govern the subatomic realm, died on Aug. 1 in Paris. He was 93.His death …

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Lviv Ukraine

 Lviv has had many names:  in Polish it's Lwów, German Lemberg, Russian Lvov. Now it is part of the western Ukraine, on the Roztochchya Upland. It was founded in the mid-13th century by Prince Daniel Romanovich of Galicia, and historically been the chief centre of Galicia, that region that now separates Ukraine and Poland.Its geographical position controls …

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Death Becomes Her

from the UK Spectator, July 26 2015Not content with Facebooking our every foible, Instagramming the births of our children and live-tweeting our daily lives, more and more of us are now making a public spectacle of dying. We're inviting strangers not merely to 'like' expertly filtered photos of our breakfasts, but to admire the way …

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