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Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Mr. Jackson was to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that he engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Mr. Jackson was to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that he engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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