Grandmaster Bobby Fischer, pictured above in 1971 at age 28, is considered to have been the world's most brilliant chess player. In his new Fischer biography, Endgame, Frank Brady writes that the chess prodigy was a man of paradox: "Bobby was secretive, yet candid; generous, yet parsimonious; naive, yet well informed; cruel, yet kind; religious, yet heretical. His games were filled with charm and beauty and significance. His outrageous pronouncements were filled with cruelty and prejudice and hate." /AP hide caption

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The Mercantile Exchange building in Chicago in 1929. AP hide caption

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Betty Friedan, the late author of The Feminine Mystique, is shown in her New York apartment May 25, 1970. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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President Obama greets troops at a rally during an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan last month. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Smithsonian Institute/via Flickr hide caption

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The Reagan family gathers at the breakfast table in 1960. Their kitchen was stocked with General Electric gadgets, thanks to Reagan's hosting gig on GE Theater. Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Family hide caption

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Author Reynolds Price poses in his Durham, N.C., home June 8, 1998. Price, the author of more than 30 books, died Thursday. He taught at Duke University for more than 50 years. Grant Halverson/AP hide caption

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