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New York City Democratic mayoral candidates Anthony Weiner, left, addresses fellow candidate Bill Thompson during the first primary debate for New York City mayor in the WABC/Channel 7 studios, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in New York. The debate was hosted by The League of Women Voters of the City of New York, The New York Daily News, plus television stations Univision 41, Noticias, and WABC channel 7. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)
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New York City Democratic mayoral candidates Anthony Weiner, left, addresses fellow candidate Bill Thompson during the first primary debate for New York City mayor in the WABC/Channel 7 studios, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in New York. The debate was hosted by The League of Women Voters of the City of New York, The New York Daily News, plus television stations Univision 41, Noticias, and WABC channel 7. (AP Photo/New York Daily News, James Keivom, Pool)

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