Maya Angelou, poet in residence at Wake Forest University, talks about the poem she wrote for President Clinton's inauguration from her office in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sept. 16, 1996. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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At left is a reproduction of the original G.I. Joe action figure made in 1964. The doll on the right is a newer G.I. Joe model. Hasbro executive Donald Levine, who oversaw the action figure's creation, died last week of cancer. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Sam Greenlee during Los Angeles Film Festival - Blaxploitation Misnomer and Misunderstood at Director's Guild of America Atrium in Los Angeles in 2004. John Heller/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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When your best friend weighs several tons, sometimes a trunk hug will have to do. Scott Raffe/Courtesy of Shotwell Media hide caption

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