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Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown
March 22, 2018
NEW YORK — Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.
Toys R Us confirmed Lazarus' death in a...
Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has died
March 13, 2018
LONDON — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old.
Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England.