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Mariano Rivera says handling the pressure of being a closer wasn't easy. "You have to know who you are and your abilities and how to block all these things that are thrown at you," he says. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports

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.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., asks a question of a witness on Capitol Hill during a June 2013 committee hearing. Since her appointment in 2009, Gillibrand has become one of the Senate's top fundraisers. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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She Votes

From Humble Beginnings, A Powerhouse Fundraising Class Emerges

Women are far less likely than men to run for Congress. But when it comes to the hardest, most miserable part of campaigning — fundraising — women do just as well as men.

An Arkansas voter enters an early-voting polling place on May 5. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

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

Voters in eight states are required to show photo IDs. Some experts say the tide is turning toward striking down ID requirements. Others say not so fast.

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