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    Luke Ravenstahl 2011

    In 2003, at the age of 23, Luke Ravenstahl became the youngest person ever elected to the Pittsburgh City Council. In 2005, he became City Council president, and ten months later, after the untimely death of then-mayor Bob O’Connor, Ravenstahl was sworn in as Pittsburgh’s 58th mayor. He was 26 years old, and Pittsburgh was on the brink of bankruptc...

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    Stacey Abrams 2012

    Stacey Abrams, 38, is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, and the first African-American to lead in the Georgia House of Representatives. First elected in 2006, Abrams has made a mark as a thoughtful, open-minded legislator and a master of detail in the formulation of public policy. In 2010, Georgia House Democrats...

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    Gabrielle Giffords (2013)

    Gabrielle Giffords was elected to Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat in 2006, after more than five years of service in the Arizona House of Representatives and State Senate. In Congress, she quickly became a leading policymaker on border security, energy independence, and support for military families and veterans. In 2010, she was the targe...

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    Recipients of the 2004 Profile in Courage Award Announced (March 16, 2004)
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    BOSTON -- Sima Samar, an Afghan medical doctor who ignored death threats and defied the Taliban for twelve years to provide Afghan girls and women with access to health care and education and who, after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, became the first woman to be appointed to a cabinet position in the interim Afghan government, will be honored wit...

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    JFK Presidential Library Opens the Personal Papers of Warren I. Cikins (May 30, 2012)
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    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has processed and made available for research the personal papers of Warren I. Cikins, who served in the White House from 1962 to 1966 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The papers, a collection of approximately 70 cubic feet, document Cikins’ p...

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