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  • FILE - In this April 1, 2014, file photo, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama scored a rare win in his 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a Senate panel approved giving him the authority to transfer terror suspects to the United States if Congress signs off on a comprehensive plan to shutter the facility. Levin hailed the defense bill provision as a significant change in the long standoff between the Obama administration and bipartisan congressional opponents over the post-Sept. 11 prison for terror suspects. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

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  • From left, Rodney Perkins, former Senior International Tax Manager for Caterpillar; Julie Lagacy, Vice President, Finance Services Division of Caterpillar;, and Robin Beran, Chief Tax Officer for Caterpillar, are sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Permanent subcommittee on Investigations hearing: "Caterpillar's Offshore Tax Strategy. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

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  • **FILE** Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat (Associated Press)

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  • **FILE** Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, speaks Feb. 26, 2013, with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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