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After a half-year mission at the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lands in central Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Sergei Remezov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Most Excellent Adventure

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall on April 25. The billionaire mayor has been spending from his personal fortune to provide a "political counterweight to the NRA," his policy adviser says. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

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Boston residents celebrated Friday night after law enforcement officers captured one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Tough, Smart, Proud Town' Meets Terror With Determination

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United Farm Workers members were among the crowd that filled the lawn on Capitol Hill during an immigration rights rally Wednesday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

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Frank Cahill, 14, of Parker, Colo., spells a word correctly during the third round of the National Spelling Bee in 2012. This week the Bee announced that competitors will have to know the definitions of words in addition to the spelling. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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At The Spelling Bee, Spelling Is No Longer Enough

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The iconic Chicago photographer Art Shay took portraits of presidents, prizefighters, prose poets — and in the person of Roger Ebert, at least one Pulitzer-winning critic. Art Shay hide caption

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Roger Ebert: Elegance And Empathy

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University students march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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North Korea's Stepped-Up Rhetoric: Is It More Than Talk?

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Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Center during the mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday in Rome. L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images hide caption

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Humble Gestures Are New Pope's Symbol Of Service

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