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Introducing NNDB Mapper

The NNDB Mapper is a visual tool for exploring the connections between people in NNDB, linking them together through family relations, corporate boards, movies and TV, political alliances, and shadowy conspiracy groups. Maps can be saved and shared for others to explore.

As of this writing, the major demographic breakdown in NNDB is 23462 living, 13553 dead, 30136 male and 6877 female.

Recent Deaths: 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015

What is NNDB?

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.

Most Recent Deaths: Obituaries

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And yes this is what passes for a gossip column in these parts

22-May-2015 · Father from reality show 19 Kids and Counting waited more than a year before contacting police, after his son confessed to sexually molesting several female minors ... U.S. National Security Agency wanted to lurk in Google and Samsung app stores to spread malware and misinformation ... Rockstar Games sues to block BBC dramatization of Grand Theft Auto's creation ... Who knew good penmanship was a requirement for joining al-Qaeda? ... Six Baltimore cops indicted for death of man fatally injured in "rough ride" … Washington police officer shoots two black men accused of stealing beerSan Francisco cop who testified against partners in corruption trial gets lenient sentence ... Why Chrome uses so much freaking RAM ... Experimental tech lets paralyzed man control robotic arm with his mind ... U.S. Senate report on C.I.A. torture is off-limits to ordinary Americans ... Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will make $7.5-million from Random House for writing a book about their off-and-on romance ... Donald Trump says the U.S.A. is "a hellhole" … Jeb Bush thinks it's "intellectual arrogance" to decide that the science of climate change has been decided … Hillary Clinton's private-server State Department emails were turned over on paper, not electronically, so it's taken weeks to have them scanned and digitized … Carly Fiorina stiffed 2010 Senate campaign workers … Lindsey Graham calls for more U.S. troops in Iraq ... Flavor Flav is arrested for drunk driving and pot possession ... David Letterman was barely out the door before CBS had his Late Show set dismantled and thrown into a dumpster ... Using secret questions to give people access to their passwords is a terrible idea, according to a new paper from Google ... CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield gets hacked ... Boy Scouts of America President Robert M. Gates calls for ending ban on gay leaders ... Barbra Streisand will finally write her memoirs ... Tennessee spends $46,000 for a ludicrous new state logo ... Orson Welles talks about the conspiracy to suppress Citizen Kane ...

21-May-2015 · California werewolf gets life in prison for killing vampire ... PayPal is fined $25-million for shady finance practices ... Marine biologist becomes a mermaid ... U.S. Internal Revenue Service is investigating how a woman's tax call ended up on The Howard Stern Show ... Lawsuit alleges rape and sexual abuse of inmates by Rikers Island guard … Minneapolis police officer is indicted for excessive forceDetroit police officer arrested again, suspended with pay; police department won't say why … No charges will be filed against Texas policeman who killed unarmed father of four … Miami cops are arrested in false police report scheme ... ConAgra is fined $11-million for its Peter Pan salmonella peanut butter ... Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby for defamation ... U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) isn't sure who to trustIranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei or President Obama ... Scam cancer charities will close after misappropriating millions of dollars in donations ... Tucker Carlson and podcast wingnut Alex Jones chat about President Obama's "Nazi stuff" ... Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland plead guilty to antitrust violations in the foreign exchange market ... Rand Paul filibusters renewal of PATRIOT ActGov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) issues executive order allowing businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians ... Nebraska lawmakers vote to abolish death penalty ... Elton John attends his 50th grammar school reunion ... U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operative says the agency punished him for cooperating with torture investigation ... FBI spies on tar sands opponents because "national security" ... Wingnut who landed his gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn is indicted ... General Motors says it owns the software that runs your car, even after you buy the car ... MSNBC's Ed Schultz wins lawsuit filed by ex-staffer ...

20-May-2015 · Wal-Mart wins the battle to take down absurdist "horse" website ... Turns out Zero Dark Thirty was mostly C.I.A. propaganda ... Dennis Hopper said that blowing himself up was one of the craziest things he ever did, and that it was weeks before he could hear again ... Oregon bans so-called "conversion therapy" for gay and lesbian children ... DC Comics tries to block Rihanna from trademarking her birth name, Robyn ... Michael R. Wessel isn't allowed to tell you what's wrong with the secret trade deal, because, well, it's a secret ... US Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) says she's had enough of Game of Thrones ... Chris Christie changes his mind, now opposes "pathway to citizenship" for undocumented workers ... We tried Tokyo's "rent a middle-aged Japanese man" service, and it was awesome! ... Los Angeles City Council approves raising minimum wage to $15 p/hour over the next five years ... New England Patriots are negotiating with the NFL over "deflategate" penalties ... Lawsuit says San Antonio cops opened fire and arrested homeowner who complained about loud party down the street … Obama administration takes steps to cut back on militarization of police ... McDonald's is sued over "defective" Chicken McNuggets ... Are women attending the Cannes Film Festival required to wear high heels? ... Grand Jury files of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, executed as spies 60+ years ago, will finally be unsealed ... KFC brings Colonel Sanders back from the dead for new ads, again, this time played by Darrell Hammond ... Nearly 34-million vehicles involved in one of the largest U.S. recalls ever ... Antivirus pioneer John McAfee defends the security researcher who hacked airplanes mid-flight ... David Letterman made great television from his very first show ...

19-May-2015 · Elian Gonzalez, all grown up, would like to return to the U.S.A., but only as a tourist ... Amazon takes public transit for deliveries in New York City ... U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says the trade deal being debated would screw over working folks ... There's no elevator and the price is steep, but you can sleep atop this 7th century Italian tower ... Road-raging U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent is now a recruiter for the D.E.A. … Response to deadly biker brawl and gunfight in Waco, TX seems curiously different from the response to riots in BaltimoreNew York cops spent over half a million dollars on Stingray eavesdropping equipment but don't have a privacy policy regarding its use ... US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) is running for U.S. President because "the world is falling apart" … Donald Trump says he wouldn't have invaded IraqBernie Sanders wants to tax stock trades to pay for free college tuitionChris Christie offers firm support for U.S. National Security Agency data-scoop program … Rand Paul vows to end the PATRIOT Act ... Twin Peaks bikini bar chain revokes franchise for Waco, TX location that welcomed deadly biker gangs ... Court rules that YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence and death threats ... Was there a bit of nudity in the old Sears catalog? ... Bird flu could cost nearly $1-billion in Iowa and Minnesota ... Here's how Hoboken, NJ could pay for a giant anti-flooding bathtub ... Jimi Hendrix once jammed with a drunken Jim Morrison ... Activists complain that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's new project threatens freedom of expression ... The significance of the Liberty Tree in Boston is all but forgotten today ... Bill O'Reilly denies reports that he assaulted his ex-wife in front of their daughter ... Simon Cowell wants to produce TV election coverage ... What changed and what stayed the same in the U.K. election ...

18-May-2015 · U.S. government still insists that pot is more dangerous than cocaine ... Guns, knives, clubs, brass knuckles — biker gang melee at Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas leaves nine people dead … Cops say Waco restaurant's management had refused to cooperate with authorities ... Museum celebrates Indiana Jones's contributions to archaeology ... Let's pretend Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in a hockey game against NHL players ... U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-California) mocks Native Americans ... If the New England Patriots are as innocent in the "deflategate" scandal as they claim, why did they immediately suspend their implicated equipment guys? ... Jeb Bush: No Constitutional right to same-sex marriage … Hillary and Bill Clinton have been paid more than $25-million for speeches since the beginning of 2014 ... A lot of people at the top in Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on an electric car ... The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful sh*t ... Florida thief is thwarted by Jiu-jitsu class next door ... Tennessee deputy is indicted for allegedly having sex on duty several times ... FAO Schwarz is closing its landmark location in Manhattan ... U.S. military kills an ISIS leader and capture his wife ... The cast of Downton Abbey knows what should happen to their characters as the show ends ... Italy's Coast Guard rescues thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean ... Top Ten facts about David Letterman's Top Ten lists ... Court orders Clovis, CA School District to pay $467,433 in legal bills over sex un-education classes ... Only 15% of Boston residents wanted death sentence for Boston Marathon murderer ... Noted smart guy Carl Sagan's last warning before he died ... Amsterdam designer proposes turning oil tankers into trendy villages ... The history of freeways in America ... Lindsay Lohan says she'll flee to Monaco to avoid jail time ...

17-May-2015 · Former U.S. CIA Deputy Director says other governments probably have Hillary Clinton's State Department emails ... The next issue of National Geographic is all about marijuana ... Hackers use Starbucks app to drain users' bank accounts ... There's no doubt that the Obama administration has repeatedly misinformed and misled the public about the events surrounding Osama bin Laden's death ... Video shows El Paso, TX cops attacking and killing jailed black man … Colorado deputy is convicted of stealing weapons from the evidence room … Sting operation entices Baltimore cops to steal thousands of dollars … Missouri police identified the wrong man — and then refused to look at a mountain of evidence that would clear him ... Biopic of Emmett Till is in the works ... Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is sentenced to death for his role in prison break scheme ... Hacker says he broke into airline's entertainment system and used it to take control of the plane's flight ... Belgian regulators order Facebook to stop tracking people who have logged out of the service — and those who never signed up in the first place ... Google will add "buy" button to search results on mobile devices... Modern Family's Ariel Winter says she's been legally emancipated from her mother ...

16-May-2015 · Disney plans movie about a white guy who claims African land and declares his family royalty ... It's been 75 years since Dick and Maurice McDonald started selling hamburgers ... U.S. Court orders immediate release of 85-year-old anti-nuke nun, two others ... Jeb Bush wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with Apple Watch health apps ... Federal charges against Indiana cop who allegedly assaulted a man in custody … Baltimore cop gets six months in jail for videotaped assault ... Twin Peaks revival gets David Lynch on board after salary standoff ... Bill Cosby dodges questions on sexual assault allegations in bizarre interview ... Geraldo Rivera says he was fired by ABC News for a $200 political donation, and wonders why George Stephanopoulos can give $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation with no repercussions ... Eight bodies are recovered from military helicopter that crashed on relief mission after Nepal earthquake ... Evander Holyfield defeats Mitt Romney in "comedic" charity match ... U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Florida) explains that Amtrak is "a third-world rail system … run in a Soviet-style operation" ... Boston Marathon murderer gets death sentence ... Can't wait for Bill Murray's Christmas special ...

15-May-2015 · 32% of Republicans voters believe that the Obama administration is about to seize Texas ... For Samantha Bee's late-night talk show, she wants Joan Didion as her sidekick ... The Democratic Party would triangulate its own mother ... Biologists discover the first known warm-blooded fish ... George Stephanopoulos sure is sorry you found out that he's given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation (but c'mon, he was White House Communications Director under Bill Clinton — why would anyone have ever thought he's a fair and impartial observer of the political scene?) ... Taco Bell in Chicago applies for a liquor license ... Philadelphia cops are acquitted after alleged stealing and brutality … Charlotte pays $2.25-million settlement to family of unarmed black man killed by cop … Video shows Illinois cop pepper-spraying handcuffed teenagers … Wisconsin cop is charged for planting evidence ... Johnny Depp's dogs are leaving Australia ... On second thought, Jeb Bush says he would not have invaded Iraq, hypothetically … Hillary Clinton's litmus test for U.S. Supreme Court nominees: a pledge to overturn Citizens United ... L.A.'s sunken city may be re-opened to the public ... Evander Holyfield and Mitt Romney trash-talk before tonight's boxing match ... Death toll from Amtrak wreck rises to eight ... Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) will challenge incumbent Ron Johnson for his old seat ... New England Patriots and players union protest National Football League sanctions over "deflategate" ... Whole Foods is losing its grip on the organic food market ... Feds prosecute guy who taught people how to beat lie detector tests ...

14-May-2015 · Windows were barred at Philippine factory where fire killed dozens ... Harry Shearer says he's quitting The Simpsons over edict banning the show's voice actors from doing outside work ... Accused killer-cops in Baltimore sue prosecutor … Video shows Ohio cop killing drunk man for pointing at him … Florida cop found guilty of on-duty sexual assaultDo the Right Thing still feels fresher than any recent think piece on civil unrest in the face of institutional violence ... Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny perform Neil Young's "Helpless" ... Southwest Airlines wouldn't let passenger try to prevent her husband's suicide ... Fox News blurs the b**bies on a Picasso painting ... Train that derailed in Philadelphia was traveling at more than twice the speed limit ... Donald Trump uses fatal Amtrak wreck to promote himself … Jeb Bush: "I'm running for President in 2016" … Multimillionaire Carly Fiorina took four years to pay staffers from her 2010 U.S. Senate campaign … Call him a "socialist," but many Americans agree with Bernie Sanders ... Planetary Society tests a device for sailing on sunbeams in space ... U.S. House votes to end the N.S.A.'s bulk collection of metadata ... Australia says Johnny Depp's contraband Yorkshire terriers must either leave the country or be euthanized ... US Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) wonders whether reporter might be "some kind of sh*tting robot" ... Cate Blanchett casually confirms she's had female lovers "many times" ... Pope Francis says arms production is the "industry of death" ... New York City's "dream airport" of the 1940s would have been on a giant Midtown rooftop ... "Deflowering" services for virgin women are now a thing in Japan, apparently ... Missouri woman's lawsuit claims the same religious freedom as Hobby Lobby ... Cane recognizes familiar faces and vibrates to let blind owners know that they're among friends ... Ten members of U.S. Congress took a trip secretly underwritten by Azerbaijan, though there's no evidence that they knew who was paying ... Founder of group that's big on the U.S. Constitution says US Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) should be "hung by the neck until dead" ... Vatican officially recognizes Palestine ... Dane Cook has been banned from Laugh Factory for sexual harassment ...

13-May-2015 · Boston shoemaker foots the bill for commuter rail extension ... Alabama cop who assaulted and paralyzed an Indian visitor will face federal charges … No charges will be filed against Wisconsin cop who killed unarmed black teenager with seven gunshots ... The Village Voice invites Chris Rock to buy a Minor League Baseball team ... Two of America's most cr*ptastic companies come together as Verizon buys AOL for $4,400,000,000 ... New York Times begins publishing on Facebook ... Interview with prankster who erected the "F*ck Starbucks" sign in Seattle ... U.S. Central Intelligence Agency says it didn't drug prisoners before "interrogations" … Former CIA Director Leon Panetta says renowned reporter Seymour Hersh got his story wrong ... How did Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, of Civil War fame, come to be an advertising icon for chewing gum? ... Five dead as Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia ... A comparison between Ed Wood the film and the biographical book it was based upon ... New York Times exposé on how nail salons fleece their workers is published in several languages ... Guy who fired a shot at acquitted killer George Zimmerman could use Florida's "stand your ground" defense ... Official at University of Virginia sues Rolling Stone over discredited campus rape story ... Ted Cruz: "Of course" the Iraq War was a mistake ... Former US Rep. Allen West (R-Pluto) thinks he got Sharia Law’d at Wal-Mart ... TV chef Sandra Lee has breast cancer ... Many of the U.S. National Security Agency's loudest defenders have financial ties to N.S.A. contractors ... Warner Bros is re-rebooting The Fugitive ...


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