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Former President Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer diagnosis during a press conference at the Carter Center on Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images hide caption

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Humorist Will Rogers takes to the speaker's stand at the Democratic National Convention June 29, 1932. AP hide caption

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Will Rogers Helped Popularize Radio With Pointed Humor

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the folksy cowboy comic Will Rogers on the 80th anniversary of his death.

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The Olympic flag flutters near the Cauldron at the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Willis Conover, an expert on jazz, broadcasts "Music USA" from his Voice of America studio in Washington in March 1959. AP hide caption

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Members of the New Horizons science team react to seeing the spacecraft's image of Pluto on Tuesday, before its closest approach. Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP hide caption

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In the week since the Charleston church shooting, fliers advocating for the Ku Klux Klan, paired with candy and bigoted screeds, have turned up on lawns throughout the U.S., including this one in Rockdale County, Ga. Rockdale County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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Syrian refugees wait to be registered at the port of Mytilini in Greece following a 6km-long march. Louisa Gouliamaki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dakota Valley Elementary School kitchen manager Della Curry said she "knew the whole time it was a firing offense" to give out free lunches. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Per the New York Daily News, on weekdays, only 74% of trains arrive on time at terminals. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price did not raise his voice as he delivered 77 profanities in response to a reporter's question. Joe Robbins/Getty Images hide caption

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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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