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McClatchy Tribune News Service

LONDON — British actor Bob Hoskins, who starred in films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” has died of pneumonia at age 71, his family said Wednesday.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob,” his wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said in a statement. “Bob died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family, following a bout of pneumonia.

“We ask that you respect our privacy during this time and thank you for your messages of love and support,” they continued.

The actor had retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

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A federal district judge in New York ruled Monday that the U.S. Postal Service has to treat election mail as a priority, another loss for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in the courts. The judge, Victor Marrero, also ordered that overtime and extra deliveries had to be permitted by the USPS as election mail demands. This came in a suit brought by several candidates for office and New York voters against Donald Trump and DeJoy.

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