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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama kissing author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama said Wednesday’s passing of poet and author Maya Angelou has dimmed “one of the brightest lights of our time.” Obama said in a statement that he and first lady Michelle Obama will always cherish the time they were privileged to spend with Angelou. He says Angelou had the ability to remind us that we are all God’s children and that we all have something to offer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo shows President Barack Obama kissing author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama said Wednesday’s passing of poet and author Maya Angelou has dimmed “one of the brightest lights of our time.” Obama said in a statement that he and first lady Michelle Obama will always cherish the time they were privileged to spend with Angelou. He says Angelou had the ability to remind us that we are all God’s children and that we all have something to offer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, poet and activist Maya Angelou Tuesday, July 27, 2004, speaks on stage during the Democratic National Convention, in Boston. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)