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DIED When a rumor spread that lynching was likely for civil rights activist James Orange--confined in an Alabama jail after his 1965 arrest during a voter-registration drive--it set in motion the protests and marches that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An aide and friend to Martin Luther King Jr., Orange was with him the day that King was assassinated. Orange worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the AFL-CIO and, most recently, the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee. He was 65.

Convicted of the 1994 kidnapping and murder of three backpackers in Cambodia, the former Khmer Rouge commander...

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