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U Nu, 87, who led Burma's first...

U Nu, 87, who led Burma's first muddled attempt at democracy before being ousted by a military coup, died Tuesday in Rangoon. He became Burma's first prime minister -- and only civilian to hold the job -- after the country gained independence ,, in 1948. He was overthrown in a 1962 coup and detained for four years. He went into exile in 1969 and didn't return to Burma until 1980. He was regarded as honest, sincere, and devout. But his critics said he should have spent more time listening to his advisers than practicing Buddhist meditation and consulting his astrologer.

Jane A. Brolin, 55, the former wife of actor James Brolin, died Monday in Templeton, Calif., of injuries suffered in a car accident. She raised chimpanzees, wolves, mountain lions, swans and geese at her ranch in Templeton. She had recently negotiated a contract with Warner Bros. to film a television series starring chimpanzees.



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