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Democratic state Senators, Mark Leno, of San Francisco, left, and Ricardo Lara, D-Los Angeles, chairman of the Latino Caucus, confer at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday Feb. 24, 2014.  After a closed door meeting, Senate Democrats said they give state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, one week to resign or take an indefinite leave of absence. If he does not, the Senate will move to suspend him. Calderon was arraigned Monday in Los Angeles on charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes and trips. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Democratic state Senators, Mark Leno, of San Francisco, left, and Ricardo Lara, D-Los Angeles, chairman of the Latino Caucus, confer at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday Feb. 24, 2014. After a closed door meeting, Senate Democrats said they give state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, one week to resign or take an indefinite leave of absence. If he does not, the Senate will move to suspend him. Calderon was arraigned Monday in Los Angeles on charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes and trips. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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