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Revolutionary poet Maya Angelou dead at 86

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U.S. author and poet Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.

She has been hailed for her autobiographies--including "I know why the caged bird sings,"--as one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life.

She was also famous for her inspirational poetry. She was scheduled to speak June 9 at the Orpheum in Omaha.

We will have the latest on this developing story coming up on our Midday Show at 11.
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