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Ieng Sary, a founder of Khmer Rouge, dies at 87

Ieng Sary, 87, who co-founded the communist Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians in the 1970s, and who decades later became one of its few leaders to be put on trial, died Thursday before his case could be finished.

John J. Byrne Jr., 80, the chairman and chief executive of Geico who was credited with leading the insurance giant from near-bankruptcy to profitability in the late 1970s, died of cancer on March 7 in Etna, N.H. Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, has owned Geico since 1996.

Mildred Dalton Manning, 98, an Army nurse who was held captive for almost three years in the Philippines and who was the last known female military prisoner of war from World War II, died on March 8 in Hopewell, N.J.

Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, 90, the last known surviving conspirator of Operation Valkyrie, the 1944 assassination plot that failed to kill Adolf Hitler but became a celebrated episode of German resistance during World War II, died on March 8 in Munich.

Sybil Christopher, 83, the woman Richard Burton left to marry Elizabeth Taylor in what was considered a shocking scandal at the time and who went on to become a nightclub founder in New York and a theater producer, died on March 7.

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