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  • Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Matteson, Ill. After a primary campaign dominated by gun control and economic woes, voters chose Kelly over Debbie Halvorson and Anthony Beale, making her the likely replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr., three months after his legal troubles and battle with depression forced the son of the civil rights leader to resign from Congress.

    Robin Kelly vowed to become a leader in the fight for federal gun control and directly challenged the National Rifle Association in her primary victory speech.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 27, 2013, 1:14 PM EST
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  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, left, and former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo, right, attend the annual ThisDay awards ceremony, in Abeokuta, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Nigeria must do more to alleviate the extreme poverty across the nation's predominantly Muslim north in order to halt the wave of bombings, shootings and kidnappings by Islamic extremists there.

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said that Nigeria must do more to alleviate the extreme poverty across the nation's north in order to halt the wave of violence there.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 26, 2013, 12:25 PM EST
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  • SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The country with the developed world's biggest gender income gap now has its first female president, but Park Geun-hye already has South Koreans wondering whether she'll improve the status of women in a society still dominated by men.

    Wearing a traditional Korean dress of red and gold silk, Park strode up the steps of the presidential Blue House after her inauguration Monday. So far, she has chosen only two women to join her in top positions — two less than a male liberal predecessor.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 25, 2013, 4:44 AM EST
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