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National Governors Association Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and NGA Vice Chair, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, at microphones, stand with members of the National Governors Association and speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. From left are: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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National Governors Association Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and NGA Vice Chair, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, at microphones, stand with members of the National Governors Association and speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. From left are: Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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