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Family and friends of Aaron Swartz, shown in 2009, gathered for his funeral Tuesday. He was found dead Friday in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment and his death was ruled a suicide. Prosecutors charged him with using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s computer network to download nearly 5 million articles from an online clearinghouse for scholarly journals. (The New York Times via Associated Press)

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