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Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel, left, speaks to reporters during a news conference Friday, July 23, 2010, in New York. Rangel, once among the most powerful members of Congress, will face a hearing on charges of violating House ethics rules after a panel of his peers formally accused him of wrongdoing Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel, left, speaks to reporters during a news conference Friday, July 23, 2010, in New York. Rangel, once among the most powerful members of Congress, will face a hearing on charges of violating House ethics rules after a panel of his peers formally accused him of wrongdoing Thursday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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