Family heir Rahul Gandhi to lead party’s election campaign
Sabine County sheriff’s deputies had searched for Alfred Wright but didn’t find him, and volunteer searchers later found his body, his family says. A medical examiner says the death was accidental, but the family rejects that notion, citing what a different pathologist says appears to be “severe trauma” to his body. The Texas Rangers and FBI are investigating. TX family makes case for murder cover-up Mystery surrounds Texas man’s death Alfred Wright was last seen around dusk on November 7. The physical therapist was on his way to treat a patient. He had been having trouble with his pickup and pulled into CL&M Grocer, one of the few stores along an isolated stretch of Route 87.
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He will not be prime ministerial candidate, in line with his party’s tradition of naming leaders only after poll victories. Congress also hopes this will avoid a direct presidential-style campaign against the charismatic Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi. Gandhi has launched moves to clean up the 128-year-old Congress party and stem its slide, including asking for the right to name at least 100 of the party candidates to the 543-member parliament as a way to ditch many of the old guard. “Changes… will be substantial,” Sachin Pilot, corporate affairs minister and a star in Gandhi’s team, told Reuters. Critics say Gandhi depends on his family name for power, is a lightweight and has barely registered his presence in parliament despite being a member for the last decade.
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Dave Madden dies at 82; ‘Partridge Family’ actor
While the ABC series starred Shirley Jones, with her real-life stepson, David Cassidy, as the resident heartthrob, it was Mr. Madden and the freckle-faced Bonaduce who became the reigning comic duo. Jones said Mr. Madden made the show, I felt. His relationship with Danny Bonaduce is what made the show work, she said. This strange, mad little boy and the grown man who was even worse as a father figure. Before The Partridge Family, Mr. Madden was part of the ensemble on the Laugh-In comedy series, sipping and sometimes spitting milk along with joining in the shows zany sketches and crazy jokes. He later had a recurring role as one of the customers at Mels Diner on the long-running sitcom Alice. Mr. Madden was born in Ontario and grew up in North Terre Haute, Ind.
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