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** FILE ** Hawaii's newest senator, Brian Schatz, who was the state's lieutenant governor, smiles as he talks with reporters on the apron after deplaning from Air Force One on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Washington. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Mr. Schatz to the post a day earlier to replace the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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