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The Temptations circa 1974. They are, clockwise from the left, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Richard Street, Otis Williams and Damon Harris. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Legendary Pianist Van Cliburn Dies At 78

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Remembering World-Renowned Classical Pianist Van Cliburn

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Remembering The Man Who Made The Daleks A Metallic Menace

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Koop Turned Surgeon General's Office Into Mighty Education Platform

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Some Athletes Have The Eye Of The Tiger, But Ernie Harwell Was The Voice

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Japan Scholar Gained Outsider's Perspective

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'Along Comes Mary' Songwriter Was A Lost Talent Of The 1960s

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Creator Of Lakers Dynasties, Owner Jerry Buss Dies

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Longtime Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Dies At 80

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Country Singer Mindy McCready Found Dead

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Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations

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World War II Pilot Was Initially Embarrassed By Hero Status After Battle Of Midway

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