1. OBIT

    Chuck Colson Dies at 80

    Prison Evangelist Chuck Colson speaks about the Bible while addressing inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 in Concord, N.H. as part of Operation Starting Line. Colson, who is founder and chairman of Prison Fellowship and did time in prison for his role in the Watergate conspiracy, is visiting prisons across New Hampshire and Vermont over a three day period. (AP Photo/Lee Marriner)

    Lee Marriner / AP Photo

    Charles “Chuck” Colson, a self-described “hatchet man” of the Nixon administration who was snared in the Watergate scandal, died of complications from a brain hemorrhage Saturday. Colson faced arrest during the aftermath of Watergate in 1973, but slid by and soon after became a born-again Christian. He devoted the next decades to leading a religious outreach service to prisoners, crime victims, and ex-convicts. In 2008 President George W. Bush presented Colson with the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest honor for a private citizen.

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