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Bill Ayers, a professor of education, stands for a portrait on election day after voting for Barack Obama near the University of Illinois Chicago, UIC, campus in Chicago, Illinois on November 4, 2008.  Ayers' legacy of activism with the group the Weather Underground in the late 1960s and life as a fugitive from the FBI came to the fore during the 2008 presidential campaign after it was revealed that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama had once attended a political fundraiser at Ayers' house and Republican vice-presidential candidate accused Obama of "palling around with terrorists".