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Boston Marathon: who really won?

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the men's division of the 119th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts April 20, 2015 (Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder)Winning is defined as "gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition." To achieve victory is to complete "an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition." Over the years, there have been winners and even more losers, many that have experienced the thrills of victory and the throes of defeat.

This year, 27,000 people qualified and ran the Boston Marathon. This year's race comes a day before the sentencing phase is to begin for convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Today's Boston Marathon is the second since the bombing at the finish line in 2013. The attack near the finish line two years ago killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

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Marco Rubio: I have a dream

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gestures to the crowd as his wife Jeanette (R) comes out to join him after he announced his bid for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election race during a speech at Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida April 13, 2015 (Credit: Reuters/Joe Skipper)On Monday night, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced that he is running for president of the United States. The freshman senator, joining a rapidly growing field of candidates, declared that he is the best person to lead the United States into "another American century."

"Too many of our leaders and our ideas are stuck in the 20th century," Mr. Rubio said. "You see, we Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future, and before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America, but we can't do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past."

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Walter Scott: a picture is worth a thousand words

Pastor Thomas Ravenell places a candle in empty lot off Craig Road near Remount Road where Walter Scott was shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer as family and community activists gather to pray, April 5, 2015 (Credit: The Post and Courier/Wade Spees)Yesterday, officer Michael Slager was charged with shooting and killing Walter Scott during a traffic stop on Saturday. According to police reports, the shooting unfolded after Officer Slager stopped Scott in his Mercedes-Benz due to a broken taillight.

The event escalated when Slager reported that Scott scuffled with Officer Slager, took his stun gun, then fled into a grassy lot. Slager then pursued Scott into the grassy lot and fearing for his life, fired his gun. Reporting on the radio, the five-year veteran of the force said, "Shots fired and the subject is down. He took my taser."

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