Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon documented his mother's final days to his more than 1.2 million Twitter followers. Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

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Steve Berrios performs with the Fort Apache Band in New York City earlier in 2013. Andrea Zapata-Girau/Courtesy of Jerry Gonzalez hide caption

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Former Democratic representative from Louisiana Lindy Claiborne Boggs attends the Distinguished Service Award ceremony at the Capitol on May 10, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Democratic Rep. Lindy Claiborne Boggs attends the Distinguished Service Award ceremony at the Capitol in May 2006 in Washington, D.C. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Willie Reed (right) testified against the men accused of murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. He changed his last name to Louis after fleeing to Chicago and hardly spoke of the trial. Charles Knoblock/AP hide caption

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Carline Ray, who sang with The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and Mary Lou Williams died on July 18 at the age of 88. Jazz Promo Services hide caption

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Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture, but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Laurie Frink takes a moment to practice during a recording session for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society. Lindsay Beyerstein hide caption

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