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  1. obits
    The Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor Left Behind Is Dead, TooHer successors abandoned the principles of pragmatism and compromise she represented.
  2. obits
    Sandra Day O’Connor Has Died at 93She was the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  3. royals
    Queen Elizabeth Was the First Monarch We Thought We KnewCrowned at the dawn of the TV age, she was defined by her distance as much as her ubiquity.
  4. the city politic
    Al Vann, the Brooklyn Progressive Who Reshaped New YorkHis contributions — the institutions he built, the leaders he mentored, and the opening of the system he engineered — will stand the test of time.
  5. obits
    Activist and Weather Underground Member Kathy Boudin, Dead at 78She spent two decades behind bars for her role in a deadly heist, then became a prominent advocate for criminal-justice reform.
  6. obits
    Madeleine Albright Has DiedThe first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State died on Wednesday at 84.
  7. obits
    Harry Reid and the Power of PersistenceReid’s unlikely climb to power and his record as Senate Democratic leader were a testament to his determined loyalty to his party and his state.
  8. appreciation
    Joan Didion’s Greatest Two-Word SentenceThe power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
  9. ideas
    David Graeber’s Possible WorldsThe author of Debt and The Dawn of Everything left behind countless admirers and an abiding belief that society could be changed for the better.
  10. obits
    The Rascal Who Stopped the KlansmanEdwin Edwards went from the governor’s mansion to the penitentiary and back again, saving Louisiana from David Duke.
  11. obits
    From Fighting Racism to Playing the Power Game, Vernon Jordan Was Hard to BeatHe was the living link between the civil-rights movement and political and corporate elites for decades.
  12. obits
    Tom Konchalski Was the Last of the Old-School Basketball ScoutsThe legendary high-school basketball talent evaluator died Monday at 74.
  13. obits
    Conservative Megadonor Sheldon Adelson May Be the Last of His KindThe casino mogul, who has died at 87, typified the kingmaking role made possible by Citizens United.
  14. obits
    Ilhan Omar’s Father Has Died From Coronavirus“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed. No words can describe what he meant to me.”
  15. obits
    NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter CrashThe 41-year-old superstar, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and as many as seven others died after Bryant’s helicopter crashed outside Los Angeles.
  16. obits
    Rep. Elijah Cummings, Democratic Leader Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68The Baltimore Democrat, a passionate advocate for civil rights, became a foil to Trump, helming multiple investigations into his administration.
  17. obits
    David Koch’s Monstrous LegacyThe world is burning, and he and his brother own a share of the blame.
  18. obits
    RIP Mark Kleiman, a Wonk Whose Work MatteredWe’ve lost one of our greatest thinkers on drug and crime policy, just when we need his counsel most.
  19. obits
    Remembering Robert Morgenthau, the History-Making Manhattan DAMorgenthau, the city’s longest-serving district attorney, gave the office a global reach. He died Sunday at 99.
  20. obits
    Thad Cochran Was a Vestige of a Non-Racist Southern GOPThe late senator was one of the last representatives of a southern Republicanism that pre-dated the region’s racial realignment.
  21. obits
    Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder, Dead at 34From a suspected drug overdose.
  22. the national interest
    The Good BushUnlike his son, “H.W.” was not a bad president. Why didn’t he get more respect in his time?
  23. obits
    Meme Culture Owes a Debt of Gratitude to SpongeBob Creator Stephen HillenburgThe SpongeBob SquarePants creator died at 57 on Monday.
  24. Blackstone Group Co-founder Peter Peterson Dies at 91Peterson “lived a long, wonderful life that embodied the American Dream,” his family said in a statement.
  25. obits
    Pioneering Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76Despite physical limitations, Hawking spent his life explaining the mysteries of the cosmos to fellow scientists and to the public.
  26. Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, Dies Suddenly at Age 65Lee was the city’s first Asian-American mayor.
  27. obits
    Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead at 91He launched the magazine that helped kick off the sexual revolution and fashioned himself into one of the movement’s icons.
  28. obits
    Ousted Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies at 83Once considered a valuable U.S. asset, he was removed from power in 1989 and spent the rest of his life in prison.
  29. Billionaire Philanthropist and Businessman David Rockefeller Dies at 101The last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller of Standard Oil.
  30. iran
    Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Has Died, a Blow to Iran’s ReformistsHe had become one of of Iran’s most influential moderates, as well as a crucial supporter of rapprochement with the West.
  31. rip
    Dr. Henry Heimlich Dead at 96His famous anti-choking maneuver has saved an estimated 100,000 lives.
  32. cuba
    Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Has DiedThe polarizing world figure and longtime U.S. adversary was 90 years old.
  33. obits
    Janet Reno, First Female U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78She died from complications of Parkinson’s disease.
  34. Ken Thompson Was a Prosecutor Who Rarely Forgot Where He Came FromA prosecutor born in the same kind of city housing projects, with their cycles of violence, that he spent his time in office trying to clean up.
  35. obits
    Brooklyn District Attorney Dies at 50Thompson’s death comes just five days after he announced that he had cancer.
  36. obits
    Former Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies at 93The Nobel Peace Prize winner was Israel’s last surviving founding father.
  37. r.i.p.
    A Bullfighter’s SacrificeMatador Victor Barrio, who was gored to death on Saturday in Spain, was one of the courageous few who still dream of being, and train to become, bullfighters in a modern world that rejects them.
  38. r.i.p.
    Author, Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Has DiedHe devoted his life to keeping the memory of the Holocaust and its victims alive.
  39. the sports section
    Remembering Muhammad AliThat time the author and Ali helped a little old lady cross the street. Plus, Dylan, Pryor, and more.
  40. A 116-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman, Who Was the World’s Oldest Person, DiesSusannah Mushatt Jones was born July 6, 1899. 
  41. obits
    Fred Thompson, Former Senator and Actor, Dies at 73The Law & Order actor quit the show to run for president in 2008.
  42. Former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor Dies at 81He apparently died of colon cancer at age 81.
  43. obits
    Famed Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Has DiedHe was 82. 
  44. obits
    Dave Goldberg, CEO and Sheryl Sandberg’s Husband, Dies of Head Trauma [Updated]He was 47.
  45. obits
    Colleagues and Patients Are Reeling After Dr. Fredric Brandt’s SuicideDr. Frederic Brandt had many colleagues and devoted patients, but many are grappling over whether they truly understood the man who made Botox famous.
  46. obits
    Remembering David Carr, Before He Was David CarrBefore he became the Times’ public face, he was just a guy — a brilliant, kind, witty guy —  trying to make it in New York.
  47. obits
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Dies at 90His passing could bring significant changes to the balance of power in the Middle East.
  48. obits
    Remembering the 3 Lives of New York’s Bess MyersonThe Miss America, the politician, and the central figure in a public scandal is dead at 90. 
  49. obits
    Journalists Remember Ben Bradlee, a ‘Genius Leader in Journalism’The Washington Post editor died at 93.
  50. obits
    Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93He directed the Washington Post’s Watergate coverage, transforming both the paper and journalism.
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