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  1. Obama Remembers Angelou as ‘Fierce Friend’

    President Obama has paid tribute to novelist and poet Maya Angelou, describing her as one of the “brightest lights of our time, a brilliant writer and fierce friend.” Former U.S. presidents also acknowledged the writer, who died yesterday at 86. George W. Bush praised Angelou as an advocate of peace and equality, while Bill Clinton, who invited Angelou to read at his 1993 inauguration, lamented the loss of a national treasure. Oprah Winfrey, who was very close to Angelou, remembered her as “my mentor, mother/sister and friend.”

    Sources: Washington Post, USA Today, ABC

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