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• Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing agricultural innovation to the developing world and fostering a “green revolution” that helped avert global famine during the second half of the 20th century, died over the weekend at age 95. The cause was complications from cancer.

Borlaug also was a recipient of the US Congressional Gold Medal.

• Jody Powell, the former press secretary to Jimmy Carter during both his tenure as governor of Georgia and president of the United States, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack. He was 65.

• Patrick Swayze, who came to fame as the star of “Dirty Dancing” and ‘Ghost,” died yesterday at age 57 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
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