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Billy Graham’s legacy

Religion | Remembering the evangelist to millions after his death at age 99
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 2/21/18, 10:44 am

He was “Mr. Graham” to his office staff and dignitaries; “Bill” to his wife Ruth (who died in 2007), team members, relatives, and close friends; “Daddy” to his three daughters and two sons to this day; “Daddy Bill” to the grandchildren; but just “Billy” to the rest of the world.

Asked in his sunset years what he hoped to be remembered for most, evangelist Billy Graham often would tell interviewers, “that I was faithful in preaching the gospel throughout my life.” 

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Deaths of 2017

Obituaries | Notable deaths, remarkable lives
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 12/14/17, 12:19 am

Roger Ailes

77 / May 18 / Former cable news executive and aide to President Richard Nixon, he founded Fox News in 1996, led it to ratings success (surpassing CNN), and saw it become a major influence in American conservatism. Thrice married, he resigned in 2016 amid a sex abuse scandal and died following an injurious fall.

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Deaths

2015 News of the Year
by Edward E. Plowman
Posted 12/22/15, 01:00 am

Members of an Islamic State affiliate walk (and later behead) captured Ethiopian Christians along a beach in Libya.

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz

90 / Jan. 22 / Sixth and most reform-minded king of Saudi Arabia so far, a U.S. Sunni ally who cracked down on extremism and encouraged interfaith tolerance by example but kept the lid on religious freedom and maintained the royal family’s power and strict political control.

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