NPR's Mike Pesca (right) reminisces about his middle school days with former teacher Kevin Sheehan. Courtesy Mike Pesca hide caption

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The Rev. T.J. Jemison escorts Mary Briscoe (left) and Sandra Ann Jones from jail in Baton Rouge, La., on April 4, 1960. The two had been in jail as a result of lunch counter sit-ins. AP hide caption

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Robert Conley celebrated the 40th anniversary of NPR's All Things Considered in the network's Studio 2A. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Doris Lessing, pictured here in 2006, once refused to allow the queen to declare her a dame of the British Empire, because — as the author put it — "There is no British Empire." Martin Cleaver/AP hide caption

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Author Doris Lessing died Sunday at the age of 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature for a life's work which included around 40 books and collections of essays and memoirs. Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British author Doris Lessing (L) shows her prize insignia of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature at the Wallace Collection in London in 2008. Shaun Curry /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sherman poses for a photo in New York in July 2012. Verena Dobnik/AP hide caption

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Chef Charlie Trotter, who helped revitalize Chicago's culinary reputation, has died at age 54. He's seen here at the 2006 International Gastronomy Summit in Madrid. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A report by KATU-TV on officials' decision to blow up an 8-ton dead whale on an Oregon beach in 1970 went on to become an early viral video. The highway engineer who led the operation died this week. YouTube hide caption

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