Kobe Bryant
1978–2020

A tireless competitor who became a global sports icon

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Bryant, known late in his career by the nickname “The Black Mamba,” was one of the smoothest and most dangerous shooters in the league. A five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, he was considered one of the greatest basketball players of his generation.

Lakers legend, daughter killed in helicopter crash

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were aboard a helicopter that crashed roughly 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles with as many as nine people aboard, authorities said.

Democrats call for Bolton to testify in Trump trial after new report on aid to Ukraine

President Trump directly tied the holdup of nearly $400 million in military assistance to Ukraine to investigations of the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript of John Bolton’s forthcoming book, “The Room Where It Happened.”

Keep your mouth shut, except to yawn: Oh, the trials of impeachment

The days run together as senators doze, fidget and cough their way through history.
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Lizzo performs. (Reuters)
Lizzo performs. (Reuters)

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Despite warnings not to speak out, more than 300 Amazon staffers will publicly call out the company for its climate policy, its work with federal agencies and its attempts to stifle dissent.
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Bennet Omalu became famous after telling the world he had discovered CTE. His fellow brain doctors knew better.
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A Florida man was arrested on charges of shining a laser pointer at planes, temporarily blinding a pilot, police say

The man pointed a laser at four airplanes and one helicopter at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, police say.
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