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Democratic Sens. (from left) Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington state and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speak March 1, 2012, with reporters on Capitol Hill after they defeated a Republican effort to roll back President Obama's policy on contraception insurance coverage. (Associated Press
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Democratic Sens. (from left) Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington state and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speak March 1, 2012, with reporters on Capitol Hill after they defeated a Republican effort to roll back President Obama's policy on contraception insurance coverage. (Associated Press

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