Writer And Activist Maya Angelou Dies at 86

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The Life Of Poet Maya Angelou, From Poverty To Presidential Prizes

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#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny

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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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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

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Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe

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Singing Star Of All-Black Cowboy Movies, Herb Jeffries, Dies

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In France, Remembering The American Flyboys Of World War I

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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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It Changed Them Forever: A WWII Lieutenant's Letters Home

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Civil Rights Activist Vincent Harding

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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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For A Showman Larger Than Life, An Even Bigger Best Friend

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