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Kobe Bryant after his final game as a Laker, Los Angeles, April 13, 2016. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend who died Saturday at age 41 in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, is being remembered as one of the greatest ever basketball players.

The big picture: Bryant won five NBA championships and made 18 All-Star teams before retiring after the 2015–16 season. He ran Granity Studios, a multimedia sports content firm, and a venture capital firm called Bryant Stibel. He even won an Oscar in 2018. Here are some highlights from his remarkable life, in photos.

Bryant holds an Oscar beside his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, after his film, "Dear Basketball,” won best animated short in March 2018. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
The star with his family at halftime after his #8 and #24 Los Angeles Lakers jerseys are retired at Staples Center, Los Angeles, Dec. 18, 2017. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images
Bryant with teammates after his final game as a Laker. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images
The two-time Olympic gold medalist slam dunks for the U.S. against Nigeria at the London 2012 Games. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Bryant presents a jersey to President Obama during a January 2010 event with the 2009 NBA champions at the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Bryant holds the Larry O'Brien trophy as Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal holds the MVP trophy after winning the NBA Championship against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles in June 2000. Photo: AFP/AFP via Getty Images
Bryant, then 19 years old, talks with Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan at the United Center in Chicago. Photo: Vincent Laforet/AFP via Getty Images

Go deeper: Honoring Kobe Bryant: Sports stars, politicians and celebrities mourn NBA great

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Justice Department closes Emmett Till murder probe

A faded photograph is attached to the headstone that marks the gravesite of Emmett Till in Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago. Photo: Scott Olson via Getty Images

The family of Emmett Till announced Monday that the Department of Justice has formally closed its second investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till.

Why it matters: The DOJ reopened the probe in 2018 after the white woman at the center of the case reportedly recanted her allegation that Till, a Black 14-year-old, sexually harassed her prior to his murder.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org

Rep. Devin Nunes. Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who serves as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will retire at the end of the year and become CEO of Trump's new media organization.

Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.

DOJ cites discrimination in lawsuit against Texas over voting districts

Attorney General Merrick Garland. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Department of Justice on Monday filed a lawsuit against Texas, alleging Republican state lawmakers discriminated against Black and Latino voters and has "again diluted the voting strength of minority Texans" when they approved new redistricting maps.

Why it matters: A DOJ assessment of the new districts found that they violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a press conference.

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