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3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin’s home

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Three handwritten wills have been found in the suburban Detroit home of Aretha Franklin, months after the death of the “Queen of Soul,” including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room, a lawyer said Monday.
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Herman Wouk, 103; Pulitzer Prize-winning master of sweeping historical fiction

Herman Wouk, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Navy drama "The Caine Mutiny" whose sweeping novels about World War II, the Holocaust and the creation of Israel made him one of the most popular writers of his generation and helped revitalize the genre of historical fiction, died May 17 at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was 103.
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Grumpy Cat, who entertained millions online, dies at age 7

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. Grumpy Cat’s agent is the son of retired Spokesman-Review columnist Doug Clark.
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Optimus Prime, Megatron remember 35 years of Transformers

The Autobots have been waging their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons for 35 years, but there’s no sign the men who voice the Transformers franchise’s two most iconic characters would ever take up ion blasters or fusion cannons against each other.