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In this April 25, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., signals victory as he talks with the media as his daughter Teresa, stands by in Boston, after he won the Massachusetts  Democratic presidential primary. 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)
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In this April 25, 1972 file photo, Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., signals victory as he talks with the media as his daughter Teresa, stands by in Boston, after he won the Massachusetts Democratic presidential primary. 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)

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