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Mr. Leo, in his office at U.S. News & World Report in 1995.

John Leo, columnist who took aim at liberal pieties, dies at 86

Mr. Leo viewed American life with a gimlet eye, leavened by a disarming sense of humor and a deep reserve of cultural and historical knowledge.

Ms. Abu Akleh, in an undated photo released by the Al Jazeera network.

Slain Al Jazeera journalist was icon of Palestinian coverage

The network called Ms. Abu Akleh “the face of Al Jazeera in Palestine.”

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Bob Lanier (right) was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Fellow Hall of Famer Julius Erving is at left.

Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who played 14 NBA seasons, dies at 73

Lanier played 14 seasons with the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks and averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds for his career.

FILE - Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk addresses to supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during a campaign rally in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Kravchuk, who led Ukraine to independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union and served as its first president, has died, a Ukrainian official said Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was 88. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, file)

Leonid Kravchuk, independent Ukraine’s first president, dies

As president, Mr. Kravchuk agreed to transfer remaining Soviet nuclear weapons on Ukrainian territory to Russian control in a deal backed by the United States.

Rock band Spinal Tap, with Mr. Parnell on drums, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis in 1992. (Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images).

Ric Parnell, real drummer in a famous fake band, dies at 70

Mr. Parnell was the keeper of the beat in the mockumentary, “This Is Spinal Tap."

Dr. Waldo L. Fielding at his 100th birthday celebration in 2021 at Linden Ponds in Hingham.

Dr. Waldo L. Fielding, who wrote of pre-Roe v. Wade’s medical horrors, dies at 100

A well-known ob-gyn in Boston, he recalled that 'almost any implement you can imagine' was used in abortions before they were legal.

Mr. Gilley had 34 songs in the country Top Ten during his two decades on the charts.

Mickey Gilley, country music star whose club inspired ‘Urban Cowboy,’ dies at 86

Mr. Gilley had 17 No. 1 country singles from 1974 to 1983, including “I Overlooked an Orchid” and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” but he was perhaps best known for his warehouse-sized club.

An undated photo provided by her family shows Maria Marcus, a rigorous litigator and law professor.

Maria Marcus, public interest lawyer and mentor, dies at 88

A law professor who as a public interest lawyer defended civil rights in the South, Maria Marcus successfully argued six cases before the US Supreme Court representing New York state, in one instance winning unemployment benefits for striking workers.