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Brian Emanuel Schatz (D-Hawaii) and his wife Linda greet their children Tyler, 9, third from left, and Mia, 4, second from left, after re-enacting Schatz's swearing in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden 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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