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Clifford Nass, Stanford scholar of multitasking, dies at 55
Steve Chawkins

Dr. Nass posed the question of whether digital multitasking led to shorter attention spans.
Michael Ford, Democratic campaign strategist, dies at 65
Emily Langer

Mr. Ford helped craft campaign strategies for dozens of Democratic candidates over several decades.
Manfred Rommel, son of WWII military leader, dies at 84
Angela Cullen
Mr. Rommel served for 22 years as mayor of Stuttgart.
Ace Parker, NFL Hall of Famer, dies at 101
Matt Schudel

Mr. Parker, a member of the college and pro football halls of fame, was the NFL most valuable player in 1940.
John D. ‘Bud’ Hawk, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 89
Emily Langer

Mr. Hawk was honored for the heroism he showed in a ferocious battle of the Normandy campaign.
James A. Donohoe III, Washington developer, dies at 68
Emily Langer

Mr. Donohoe led Donohoe Companies Inc., one of the largest development firms in the region.
Chef Charlie Trotter dies at 54
Associated Press and — Associated Press

He is credited with elevating American cuisine and Chicago’s culinary reputation.
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