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    Those We’ve Lost

    The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.


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    Overlooked No More: F.N. Souza, India’s Anti-Establishment Artist

    Souza, who started a collective of renegade artists in 1947, embraced the sacred and profane in erotically charged images. Several of his paintings fetched record auction prices for Indian art.

    By William Grimes


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  1. Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at 22

    She was featured on the reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo.’’

    By Johnny Diaz

  2. Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70

    He built a global colossus that nearly toppled during the financial crisis of 2008, a plunge that required a bailout and led to his resignation.

    By Stanley Reed

  3. Phil May, British Rocker of Unbridled Energy, Is Dead at 75

    Mr. May’s snarling vocals and rebellious persona helped make his band, the Pretty Things, an influential part of the 1960s British scene.

    By Steven Kurutz

  4. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

    Summer reading. One teenager’s fight against the new Covid syndrome. Running while black. Annie Glenn dies. Suze Orman. Spike Lee. Ronan Farrow. And more.

    By Kaly Soto

  5. Ronald Shurer II, Cited for Bravery in Afghanistan, Dies at 41

    An Army medic, Staff Sergeant Shurer charged into heavy gunfire, saving fellow soldiers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

    By The Associated Press

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    Wilson Jerman, Longtime White House Butler, Dies at 91

    Mr. Jerman started working as a cleaner for President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 and retired in 2012 as an elevator operator for President Barack Obama.

    By Michael Levenson

  7. Abdullah al-Hamid, Saudi Dissident, Dies in Detention at 69

    A tireless advocate for human rights and a thorn in the side of the monarchy, he spoke out for democratic reforms and was imprisoned seven times.

    By Vivian Yee

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    Sally Rowley, Jewelry Maker and Freedom Rider, Dies at 88

    She fought for civil rights, learned to fly and sold her art on the streets of San Francisco. She died of the novel coronavirus.

    By Simon Romero

  9. Lucky Peterson, a Bluesman Since He Was a Boy, Dies at 55

    He cut a record at 5 and went on to a steady if somewhat under-the-radar career as a backing musician and solo artist.

    By Neil Genzlinger

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    Harold Blake, Loyal to Robert Moses Until the End, Dies at 91

    He was executive assistant to that imperious urban planner when Mr. Moses headed the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York. He was later an executive with the city’s bridge and tunnel authority.

    By Sam Roberts


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