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Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel poses with constituents at an "L" station in Chicago Tuesday. Paul Beaty/AP hide caption

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Jeopardy contestants Ken Jennings (left), Brad Rutter and a computer named Watson. Carol Kaelson/AP hide caption

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Elizabeth Edwards in 2009. She died Tuesday after battling cancer. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Cubs infielder Ron Santo in 1971. He died on Thursday. Robert H. Houston/AP hide caption

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Gauze in hand, President Barack Obama walks to his car after the game of basketball Friday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Target (right) and Rufus became heroes when they kept a suicide bomber from taking lives in Afghanistan. A third dog, Sasha, was killed in that attack. Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal & Constitution/AP hide caption

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