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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, speaking in the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday, July 12, 2013, addresses the nearly three dozen pieces of legislation he has vetoed. (AP Photo/The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Julie Smith)
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, speaking in the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., on Friday, July 12, 2013, addresses the nearly three dozen pieces of legislation he has vetoed. (AP Photo/The Jefferson City News-Tribune, Julie Smith)

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