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  2015 The New England Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl title, beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24; Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is named MVP and is now one of only three quarterbacks to have won three Super Bowls 2014 A long-delayed review of the Keystone XL Pipeline is completed by the U.S. State Department; it concluded the pipeline would not significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions 2014 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appoints former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg as a U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change 2013 U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton steps down from her post; she is succeeded by Senator John Kerry 2013 Former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, dies in Manhattan of congestive heart failure at age 88 2012 American Airlines' parent company announces it will cut 13,000 jobs or 15% of its workforce 2012 In the state of Washington, the State Senate passes legislation allowing same sex marriage 2011 Protesters stage the largest demonstration ever against...