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In this photo taken Aug. 1, 1972, Sen. Thomas Eagleton, center rear, has his head down as he listens to presidential hopeful Sen. George McGovern's announcement that Eagleton is stepping aside as vice-presidential running mate, at a Washington news conference. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman,  McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo, File)

In this photo taken Aug. 1, 1972, Sen. Thomas Eagleton, center rear, has his head down as he listens to presidential hopeful Sen. George McGovern's announcement that Eagleton is stepping aside as vice-presidential running mate, at a Washington news conference. A family spokesman says, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. (AP Photo, File)

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