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**FILE** H. Ross Perot, chairman emeritus of Perot Systems, gives a thumbs up Sept. 21, 2009, in Dallas during the annoucement that Dell had acquired Perot Systems for $3.9 billion. (Associated Press/Perot Systems)

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**FILE** H. Ross Perot looks through binoculars with eyeglasses held in his teeth in May 1992 in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** H. Ross Perot, chairman emeritus of Perot Systems, gives a thumbs up Sept. 21, 2009, in Dallas during the annoucement that Dell had acquired Perot Systems for $3.9 billion. (Associated Press/Perot Systems)

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Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is transferred Oct. 15, 2012, from a plane aboard a stretcher as she arrives at Birmingham Airport in England. Yousufzai will receive specialist medical care by doctors and nurses who are specialists in helping British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, after she was shot on a bus in front of her friends for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants. (Associated Press/David Jones)

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Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is transferred Oct. 15, 2012, from a plane aboard a stretcher as she arrives at Birmingham Airport in England. Yousufzai will receive specialist medical care by doctors and nurses who are specialists in helping British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, after she was shot on a bus in front of her friends for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants. (Associated Press/David Jones)

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President George H.W. Bush talks with independent candidate H. Ross Perot (center) as Democratic candidate Bill Clinton stands aside at the end of their second debate. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Colorado, Oregon and Washington could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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** FILE ** A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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President Reagan (left) bested challenger Walter F. Mondale (right) in 1984 after Mr. Mondale promised he would raise taxes. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Oct. 13, 2012, in Portsmouth, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks Oct. 13, 2012, in Portsmouth, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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In this combination of images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012 are seen here. (Associated Press/U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

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**FILE** Syrian doctor treats a wounded Free Syrian Army fighter on Oct. 13, 2012, at Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Syrian doctor treats a wounded Free Syrian Army fighter on Oct. 13, 2012, at Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp (left) listens to Republican opponent Rick Berg speak at a North Dakota Chamber of Commerce forum on health care and energy at a hotel in Bismarck, N.D., on Oct. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns Oct. 13, 2012, at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Dr. Everett Koop (left), who had been nominated to be the U.S. surgeon general, chats Oct. 1, 1981, with Republican Sens. Arlen Specter (center), of Pennsylvania, and Orrin Hatch, of Utah, prior to appearing before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for Koop's confirmation hearings. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Vice President Walter F. Mondale re-enacts the swearing in of Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 1981. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan holds up U.S. Senate candidate Arlen Specter's hand at fund-raising party for Specter in Philadelphia on Aug. 19, 1980. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Molly O'Dell, right, health director of the New River Valley Health District, addresses a press conference on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Roanoke, Va., concerning the recent fungal menigitis outbreak investigation tied to tainted injections. Other health care officials participating are, from the left; LewisGale Regional Health System CEO Victor Giovanetti, Director of the Roanoke-Alleghany Health Department Dr. Stephanie Harper, Chief Medical Officer for LewisGale Regional Health System Dr. Gary Winfield, Dr. Thomas Kerkering, Infectious Disease, Carilion Clinic. Public health officials in Virginia say the number of suspected cases of a rare and potentially deadly outbreak of meningitis has increased to five. The state has recorded one death linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak.(AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Stephanie Klein-Davis)