13 of 72: FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1996 file photo, New York Times columnist William Safire holds up a pair of boxing gloves in this file photo taken in Washington. Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire has died. He was 79. His assistant Rosemary Shields says Safire died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at a Maryland hospice. She says he had been diagnosed with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, File)

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