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Ed Koch, Flamboyant Former New York City Mayor, Dies

The three-term former mayor, who led the city out of its financial crisis in the late '70s, was 88. Known for asking "hey, how'm I doing?" he was sometimes too candid for his own political good. But when the city needed a lift, he was everywhere. He thought it needed a big personality — his.
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Ed Koch Dies; Outspoken Mayor Brought N.Y. Back From The Brink

New York was practically falling apart in 1977 when Koch first ran for mayor, but he created a feeling the city could come back. His larger-than-life personality was well-suited to the nation's biggest city but could also get him in trouble. A spokesman says Koch died early Friday. He was 88.
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Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. "I don't see myself getting back into politics," she says. But that hasn't slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.
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Hagel's Hearing: 7 Things We Learned

Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee made clear that the former Republican senator has said things that don't sit well with current Republican senators. And for all that we learned, the hearing ended with one lingering question.
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Activists Take Issue With Proposed Virginia Hybrid Tax

Activists took to the capitol building in Richmond on Thursday to protest part of the governor's transportation plan that would levy a tax on hybrid cars.

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