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The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his appearance at Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters to kick off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, in the Manhattan borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his appearance at Sharpton's National Action Network headquarters to kick off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, in the Manhattan borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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