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Guitarist, singer and songwriter Dickey Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. He's pictured on May 19, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster PR hide caption

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Artist Faith Ringgold sits before her quilt "Tar Beach" in 1993. The artwork also inspired a children's book of the same name. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Faith Ringgold, quilt and visual artist, dies at 93

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Ethiopian singer Muluken Melesse. Muluken Melesse Family hide caption

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Ethiopian singer Muluken Melesse dies at 73

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O.J. Simpson listens as Judge Lance Ito announces that the jury in the Simpson trial had reached a verdict. The verdict in the OJ Simpson case highlighted racial divisions in how Americans viewed the American justice system. Simpson died this week at 76 years old. MYUNG CHUN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson's trial divided the nation. What legacy does he leave behind?

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Accompanied by a sword-bearer, grand champion Akebono, right, performs the ring-entrance ritual during the annual New Year's dedication at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, on Jan. 8, 1997. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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O.J. Simpson, accompanied by his parents, his son, Jason, and Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, is inducted into the Wall of Fame in Rich Stadium on Sept. 14, 1980. Ross Lewis/Getty Images hide caption

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O.J. Simpson, football legend acquitted of notorious killings, dies at 76

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The University of Edinburgh says Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the Higgs boson particle, has died at 94. Sean Dempsey/AP hide caption

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Playwright Christopher Durang appears on stage with producers to accept the award for best play for "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on June 9, 2013, in New York. Also on stage are actors, background from left, Shalita Grant, Kristine Nielsen and Billy Magnussen. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Lou Conter, pictured at the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in 2016, died on Monday. He was the last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. Craig T. Kojima/AP hide caption

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Former cast members of SCTV Dave Thomas (from left), Joe Flaherty, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin, foreground, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy and Martin Short, pose at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival on March 6, 1999, in Aspen, Colo. Flaherty, a founding member of the Canadian sketch series "SCTV," died Monday at age 82. E Pablo Kosmicki/AP hide caption

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Visitors look at the artwork "The Matter of Time" by US artist Richard Serra during the presentation of the "25 Years of the Museum Collection" exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the Spanish Basque city of Bilbao on Oct. 18, 2022. Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Photos: Remembering Richard Serra, a world-renowned 'poet' of metals

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Looking back on the life and legacy of sculptor Richard Serra

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Daniel Kahneman, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, has died. He merged psychology and economics to help launch the growing field of "behavioral economics." Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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