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Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Lennie Merullo, left, throws out a ceremonial first pitch as his son Lennie Merullo Jr., looks on before a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs in Chicago in 2014. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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Author Saul Bellow, the 1976 Nobel Prize winner for literature is shown in this 1977 portrait. He was born 100 years ago this June. Eddie Adams/AP hide caption

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A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles

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Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

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Vice President's Son, Beau Biden, Dies of Brain Cancer

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Memphis Says Final Goodbye To B.B. King With Parade On Famed Beale Street

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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

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Anne Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies At 86

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Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

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Bruce Lundvall attends a ceremony hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which produces the Grammy Awards. In addition to his role as record executive, he also once served as director of the Recording Academy. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images hide caption

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Dean Potter, Pioneering Extreme Athlete, Dies In Wingsuit Flight

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B.B. King's Guitar Name, 'Lucille,' Came From A Near Death Experience

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