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**FILE** House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes a tear while waiting to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. the during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** House Speaker-designate John Boehner of Ohio wipes a tear while waiting to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. the during the first session of the 112th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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