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Rev. George Coyne, Vatican astronomer and Galileo defender, 87

Coyne challenged atheists, too, by insisting that science and religion could coexist.

A.E. Hotchner, author with a gift for famous friendships, dies at 102

Mr. Hotchner had a long and eclectic career as a lawyer, magazine editor, playwright, and the author of more than 20 books.

Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman and philanthropist whose 1990 run for governor was derailed after joking about rape and acknowledging he went a year without paying income taxes, has died. He was 88.

Charles O’Brien, who was dogged by Hoffa case, 86

Charles O’Brien, a close associate of the union boss Jimmy Hoffa who spent decades denying that he was involved in Hoffa’s disappearance and presumed murder in 1975, died on Thursday at his home in Boca Raton, Florida. He was 86.

Former star SS Tony Fernández dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Mr. Fernández, who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease.

Her sight gone, Sarah Smith, 71, embraced a richer, fuller world

After losing her sight at 30, Sarah Gregory Smith, who died Feb. 3, returned to teaching, continued to perform as a musician, became a social worker, and gave tours at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Rajendra Pachauri, Indian climate change authority who led UN panel

Pachauri was a controversial figure who faced accusations of sexual harassment later in his life

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at age 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66.