Alexa McDonough, a trailblazer for women in politics dead at 77

Alexa McDonough, whose leadership of the Nova Scotia NDP in 1980 made her the first woman to lead a major political party in Canada, has died at the age of 77.  McDonough, who also became the leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 1995, died at a care home in Halifax on Saturday after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, her family said. Known affectionately as simply Alexa, McDonough changed the face of politics in Canada and paved the way for other women to take their places at the pinnacles of political power. She was an inspiration to generations

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Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. He led an American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He was the son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma

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Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor, dead at 46

Ford died this morning after battling cancer since 2014. His death was confirmed by his chief of staff Dan Jacobs, who issued the following statement: “With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father, Councillor Rob Ford earlier today at the age of 46. 

Casey Kasem Dies at 82

By K.C. Blumm Casey Kasem has died at the age of 82. The legendary radio star and voice actor had been suffering from dementia and passed away on Sunday, according to a post on his daughter’s Facebook page. “Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family

Gordie Howe dies at 88

Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Born in Floral, Sask., Howe spent the bulk of his time with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and played an unparalleled 33 seasons over six

Marcia Strassman of ‘Welcome Back, Kotter” dies at 66

Thе actress whо played Gаbе Kарlаn’ѕ wife, Julіе, оn thе 1970ѕ ѕіtсоm “Wеlсоmе Bасk, Kоttеr,” has dіеd аt аgе 66. Marcia Strassman dіеd аt hеr Shеrmаn Oaks, California, hоmе оn Friday аftеr a lоng battle against brеаѕt cancer, her ѕіѕtеr, Julie Strаѕѕmаn, ѕаіd Sundау. Strаѕѕmаn had numеrоuѕ roles on tеlеvіѕіоn and in