Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, N.J.
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May 21, 2012 It's a classic campaign chain of events: a rising star (in this case Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker) seems to cross his party's leader, and then says he was misunderstood. Meanwhile, the opposition uses his words to its advantage.
Sen. Bill Frist (left) gives a mock smallpox vaccine during a training session in 2003. Frist, a surgeon, once gave CPR to a visitor who collapsed in a Senate office building.
April 13, 2012 Newark Mayor Cory Booker is part of an elite list of politicians who have rescued people in distress. Here's a partial list of other elected officials who've gone beyond the call of duty.
April 13, 2012 Now he's trending on Twitter after leading a woman to safety from her burning home. He's even said to be tougher than Chuck Norris.
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Travelers wait for taxis from New York's LaGuardia Airport on December 28, 2010.
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December 29, 2010 East coast travel still slow; Newark, N.J. mayor Cory Booker delivers diapers; California gets more rain; Ivory Coast
April 2, 2010 As Newark celebrates — if that's the right word — a murder-free month, Washington, D.C., is still reeling from a shooting this week that was the deadliest in years, leaving four people dead and five others wounded. It happened in an area that pe...
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