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Meet Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's VP Pick

Democrat Tim Kaine served as governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, and is currently a member of the U.S. Senate. In 2016, Hillary Clinton chose him as her vice presidential running mate.
  • Governor,
  • Lawyer,
  • U.S. Senator
  • (1958–)


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.
  • Poet,
  • Playwright
  • (c. 1564–1616)

Malala Yousafzai

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Children's Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist
  • (1997–)

Muhammad Ali

Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.
  • Athlete,
  • Boxer,
  • Philanthropist
  • (1942–2016)

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury is best known as one of the rock world's most versatile and engaging performers and for his mock operatic masterpiece, Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Songwriter,
  • Singer
  • (1946–1991)

Ada Lovelace

A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.
  • Mathematician,
  • Computer Programmer
  • (1815–1852)

Amal Alamuddin Clooney

Attorney and activist Amal Alamuddin Clooney has a distinguished career focused on international law and human rights issues, and has represented many high-profile clients such as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
  • Activist,
  • Lawyer
  • (1978–)

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