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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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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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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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An Egyptian farmer drinks tea near his home on Qursaya island, in the Nile River, next to Cairo, in January. The Egyptian military says it is the registered owner of the island's land, a claim disputed by the farmers and fishermen who live there. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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A Big Battle Over A Tiny Isle In The Nile

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Michigan is taking over Detroit's finances and will appoint an emergency manager to deal with the city's massive debt. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Can Detroit Be Saved?MR

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Van Cliburn accepts flowers from the audience in the Moscow Conservatory in April 1958, after a performance during the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, which he won. Courtesy Van Cliburn Foundation/AP hide caption

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Pianist Van Cliburn, Warmed Russian Hearts During Cold War

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