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Bill Franklin was the vice president of ground operations at Southwest Airlines. In 1972, he implemented a new strategy that became known as the "10-Minute Turn." Southwest Airlines hide caption

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The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

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Amanda and her Cousin Amy: Mary Ellen Mark photographed Amanda Marie Ellison, 9 (right), and Amy Minton Velasquez, 8, in Valdese, N.C., in 1990. Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library hide caption

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What Happened To The 9-Year-Old Smoking In Mary Ellen Mark's Photo?

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President Obama Delivers Eulogy At Funeral For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

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Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in their roles as John Steed and Emma Peel in the television series The Avengers in 1967. Macnee died today in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93. Popperfoto/Getty Images hide caption

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South Carolina State House Holds Viewing For Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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James Horner, Oscar-Winning Film Composer, Presumed Dead

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Donald Featherstone, Creator Of Plastic Pink Lawn Flamingo, Dies

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Dick Van Patten attends Day 1 of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2, 2012, in Arcadia, Calif. Van Patten died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., of complications from diabetes. He was 86. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Remembering Lonesome George, Another Famous Galapagos Tortoise

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150-Year-Old Galapagos Tortoise Dies At San Diego Zoo

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Listen Back To A 1988 Conversation With Composer Gunther Schuller

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