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Muhammad Ali: A Legend And A Cultural Icon Dead at 74

Born Cassius Clay, former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died late Friday after a more than 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He left an indelible mark on sports, society and culture.
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali stands with his wife Yolanda as he is introduced before the welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in this May 1, 2010 file photo.
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali stands with his wife Yolanda as he is introduced before the welterweight fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in this May 1, 2010 file photo.

FILE - Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight champion, punches speed bag at the Folk Art Center in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 29, 1975, as he prepares his title fight on October 1 with Joe Frazier.
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FILE - Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight champion, punches speed bag at the Folk Art Center in Manila, Philippines, Sept. 29, 1975, as he prepares his title fight on October 1 with Joe Frazier.

FILE - Muhammad Ali speaks to Muslims holding a book called "Towards Understanding Islam" written by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi in London, Britain, May 1966. Ali died late Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, June 3, 2016.
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FILE - Muhammad Ali speaks to Muslims holding a book called "Towards Understanding Islam" written by Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi in London, Britain, May 1966. Ali died late Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, June 3, 2016.

FILE - The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison take a fake blow from Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, while visiting the heavyweight contender in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 18, 1964.
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FILE - The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison take a fake blow from Cassius Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, while visiting the heavyweight contender in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 18, 1964.

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