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Grammy-winning singer Nancy Wilson performs in 2003 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York during a concert titled "Nancy Wilson With Strings: Celebrating Four Decades of Music." Stuart Ramson/AP hide caption

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In the 1940s, Rosanell Eaton became one of the first African Americans in North Carolina to successfully register to vote sicne Reconstruction. In her 90s, she became a vocal opponent of the state's voter ID laws, which disproportionately affected black voters. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Sherwen's voice became almost inextricable from the Tour de France for English-speaking fans after a stellar career as a competitor. He covered the world's most famous cycling event for 33 years. Morne de Klerk/Getty Images hide caption

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President George W. Bush laid a wreath at George Washington's tomb in Mount Vernon, Va., on the 275th anniversary of his birth, Feb. 19, 2007. Bush is accompanied by Gay Hart Gaines of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Washington set a tradition for early presidents with a modest funeral on his family property. Today's presidential funerals are national events planned by a military task force. Charles Dharapak /AP hide caption

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Presidential Funerals: From Private Family Affairs To Major National Events

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Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton came together last year in College Station, Texas. Rick Kern/Getty Images for Ford Motor Co. hide caption

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President George H.W. Bush greets soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., after he addressed family members of the 24th Infantry Division stationed in Saudi Arabia and personnel at the facility in February 1991. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg, shown here at the 2015 world premiere of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," has died at 57. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Paramount International hide caption

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Cyril Pahinui, photographed before the start of a live concert featuring musicians who contributed to the film The Descendants on April 14, 2012 in Honolulu. Marco Garcia/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour remembers writer and comic book icon Stan Lee. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for IMDB hide caption

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Remembering Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics, attends the premiere of Doctor Strange in 2016. Lee died Monday at the age of 95. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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A True Believer Remembers Stan Lee

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Comic book legend Stan Lee poses at the opening reception for "Stan Lee: A Retrospective" presented by the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Feb. 23, 2007 in New York City. Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images hide caption

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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

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