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With Faith And Focus, Mariano Rivera Became Baseball's 'Closer'

The New York Yankees relief pitcher is revered both for what he did and what he didn't do — behave scandalously, pick fights, take drugs or chase big contract offers to other cities.

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As States Vote In Primaries, Voter ID Laws Come Under Scrutiny

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Gaffe Breathes New Life Into Iowa Senate Race

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Got Me Wrong Brad Mehldau Trio
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With Faith And Focus, Mariano Rivera Became Baseball's 'Closer'

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Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

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From Humble Beginnings, A Powerhouse Fundraising Class Emerges

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