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From Joe Biden's moving speech to Marissa Mayer's tribute to entrepreneurs to Rand Paul's ode to Thoreau to Jimmy Kimmel's hilarious toast to his fellow comedians, this year's TIME 100 gala featured power, star power and humanitarians making a difference. It's a unique mix of artists, scientists and leaders, and it's our most spectacular night of the year. To see pictures and video, go to time.com/100gala

The tension between security and liberty is as old as the Republic. Our cover story by Massimo Calabresi and Michael Crowley explores this duality in the wake of the Boston bombing. I believe...

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