Frank Tanabe votes via absentee ballot with the help of his daughter, Barbara (left) and wife, Setsuko, in Honolulu on Oct. 17. He died the following week. Irene Tanabe/AP hide caption

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C.J. Watson of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles upcourt in a preseason game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The New York City borough finally has a pro sports team to call its own, says Frank Deford. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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British pirate radio broadcaster Paddy Roy Bates with his wife, Joan, and daughter, Penny, in 1966. Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters cast their ballots during early voting in Bowling Green, Ohio. Early voting began Oct. 2 in the battleground state, five weeks before Election Day on November 6. J.D. Pooley/Getty Images hide caption

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Referee Walt Anderson makes a call in the Chicago Bears game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, ending the NFL's first full slate of games with its regular officials. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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James Hoffa was last seen in the parking lot of a Detroit restaurant in 1975 CT/AP hide caption

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The emoticon turns 30 this week. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin prepares to pilot a hang glider to lead a flock of cranes to their winter habitat. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In recent years the word "curate" has been plucked out of museums and become ubiquitous. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Jeffery Gluckstein and Michael Devine compete in the synchronized trampoline competition at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif., on June 27. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Using titles assures guests that they will be treated with respect. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The "Anti-Cheating Ring" imprints "I'M MARRIED" around a would-be philanderer's finger. TheCheeky.com hide caption

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