Dr. Ralph Steinman, 68, a cell biologist at Rockefeller University, three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the immune system.


Gary Knell, as the new CEO of NPR; Knell, who headed Sesame Street for 11 years, said he aims to depoliticize NPR after recent scandals.


Robert Whitaker, 71, a British photographer who shot pictures of the Beatles, including the famous butcher cover for the Yesterday and Today album, which featured the Fab Four with decapitated dolls and raw meat.


Naming rights for the Louisiana Superdome, by Mercedes-Benz USA; the company...

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