Douglas Dowd, 97, Antiwar Activist and Critic of Capitalism, Is Dead

By SAM ROBERTS September 13, 2017 Douglas Dowd, a radical economics professor and author who was in the vanguard of early teach-ins and other demonstrations against the Vietnam War, died on Friday at his home in Bologna, Italy. He was 97. The cause was...

Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88

By ROBERT D. McFADDEN September 12, 2017 Edith Windsor, the gay-rights activist whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time and rights to...