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Vice President Joe Biden greets the family of Brian Emanuel Schatz (D-Hawaii), center right, before re-enacting Schatz's swearing in ceremony inside the old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 27, 2012. Schatz, who was the Lt. Gov. for Hawaii was selected by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the late Daniel K. Inouye. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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