Milestones

DIED

Arlene Ackerman, 66, who fought for disadvantaged students as superintendent of schools in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Washington.

SET TO END

Delivery of letters (but not packages) on Saturdays by the U.S. Postal Service, which hopes the move will cut costs by some $2 billion a year.

DIED

André Cassagnes, 86, French electrical technician and inventor of the Etch A Sketch, the enduring mechanical drawing toy. More than 100 million have been sold since its release in 1959. Cassagnes later became a prominent designer of competition kites, which perform complex aerial stunts.

APPROVED

By the British Parliament's House of Commons,...

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