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Republican leaders, among them Senator Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, speak to the media about their accomplishments for the ending session before leaving for the summer break at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, July 28, 2005. ( Astrid Riecken / The Washington Times )
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Republican leaders, among them Senator Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, speak to the media about their accomplishments for the ending session before leaving for the summer break at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, July 28, 2005. ( Astrid Riecken / The Washington Times )

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