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  • The casket containing the remains of former New York Mayor Ed Koch is carried by policemen into Temple Emanu-El for his funeral in New York on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Mr. Koch died Friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Thousands say goodbye to former New York Mayor Ed Koch

    Thousands crowded together at a synagogue in Manhattan's Upper East Side on Monday to say goodbye to one of New York City's living legends, former Mayor Ed Koch.

  • In this Aug. 13, 1987 file photo, New York Mayor Edward I. Koch waves to onlookers as he arrives at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Neurological Center. Koch died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 from congestive heart failure, spokesman George Arzt said. He was 88. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver, file)

    ALLARD:A tribute to Ed Koch

    Lots of people have "Ed Koch stories" – like when he was asked to explain how a former rival was defeated for re-election, even managing to lose in her home precinct. “Her neighbors know her!” he answered with the characteristic Koch shrug.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 30, 2004, file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks at the first day of the Republican National Convention in New York. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

    Ed Koch died, colorful former New York City mayor was 88

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch — a combative, three-term leader largely credited with saving the city from dire financial straits — died early Friday morning at the age of 88.

  • Cameras roll Thursday as Rep. Anthony D. Weiner waits for an elevator on Capitol Hill. Democrats are mum about the lewd photo sent to a coed on his Twitter account, but privately they're fuming over the distraction from political debate. (Associated Press)

    Ambitious Weiner sees media strategy backfire

    "Weiner Exposed." ''Weiner's Pickle." ''Battle of the Bulge." Those were some of the tabloid headlines lampooning Rep. Anthony Weiner as he struggled to explain how a photo of a man's crotch had been posted to his Twitter account. The normally media-savvy New York Democrat squandered his chance to make it right with a cringe-inducing TV blitz that raised more questions than it answered.

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