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Professor Derrick Bell, a civil-rights advocate and legal scholar, died Wednesday at age 80. Bell, shown above in 1980, was the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School.

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'Stand Up, Speak Out,' Derrick Bell Told Law Students

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American actor John Wayne stands by the street sign honoring his name in Prescott, Ariz. The film star "was one of the defining Americans of the 20th century," says critic John Powers.

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John Wayne: Icon Of America's Booming Confidence

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Ryan Gosling plays a cheeky campaign press secretary facing a scandal that could destroy his candidate.

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'Ides Of March': These Days, All Politics Is Lowball

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