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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protesters on Thursday, July 18, 2013, in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. He told the demonstrators that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state's self-defense laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protesters on Thursday, July 18, 2013, in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. He told the demonstrators that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state's self-defense laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

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