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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, on the upcoming vote on the Defense Authorization bill.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, on the upcoming vote on the Defense Authorization bill.

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