Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2005 file photo provided by the Clinton Global Initiative, poet Maya Angelou, left, sits with television talk show host Oprah Winfrey during the Clinton Global Initiative summit in New York. Angelou, a Renaissance woman and cultural pioneer, has died, Wake Forest University said in a statement Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86. Angelou was a mentor to Winfrey, whom she befriended when Winfrey was still a local television reporter, and often appeared on her friend's talk show program. (AP Photo/Clinton Global Initiative, Stephen Chernin, File)