Born Ehrich Weiss, Harry Houdini, a rabbi's son, emigrated from Budapest to Appleton, Wis., in 1878. Courtesy of The National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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Candidates in the New York governor's race — Carl Paladino (from left), Jimmy McMillan, Andrew Cuomo, Charles Barron, Howie Hawkins, Kristin M. Davis and Warren Redlich — participate in Monday's debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Audrey Tiernan, Pool/AP hide caption

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