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** FILE ** China's new leaders — President Xi Jinping (left) and Premier Li Kiqiang — arrive at the closing session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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"Congress has the responsibility to explore ways to strengthen and streamline federal student aid programs making the process simpler for students, institutions and families," Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joseph R. Biden and House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton: “I do not believe that any member of Congress wants to shut down the D.C. government … due to a purely federal matter.” (The Washington Times)

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"Congress has the responsibility to explore ways to strengthen and streamline federal student aid programs making the process simpler for students, institutions and families," Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican, says. (Associated Press)

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Chinese Communist Party chief and incoming President Xi Jinping walks back to his seat after cast his ballots during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Chinese Communist Party chief and incoming President Xi Jinping walks back to his seat after cast his ballots during a plenary session of the National People's Congress held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, China, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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**FILE** Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks Jan. 24, 2013, during a news conference with a coalition of members of Congress, mayors, law enforcement officers, gun safety organizations and other groups on Capitol Hill in Washington to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks Jan. 24, 2013, during a news conference with a coalition of members of Congress, mayors, law enforcement officers, gun safety organizations and other groups on Capitol Hill in Washington to introduce legislation on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices. (Associated Press)

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A rare, hand-copied draft of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address goes on public view March 22 for six weeks at the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress)

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A rare, hand-copied draft of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address goes on public view March 22 for six weeks at the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress)

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A rare, hand copied draft of the Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address will go on public view for six weeks at the Library of Congress. (Image from Library of Congress)

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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao delivers the government work report during the opening meeting of the first session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Lan Hongguang)

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Mark Hamill stars as Luke Skywalker, here with the character Yoda, in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," which is among the films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in its National Film Registry. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd)

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr., over Debbie Halvorson, and Anthony Beale Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Matteson, Ill., After a primary campaign dominated by gun control and economic woes, voters chose Kelly, the likely replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr. Tuesday, three months after his legal troubles and battle with depression forced the son of the civil rights leader to resign from Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Robin Kelly celebrates her special primary election win for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, once held by Jesse Jackson Jr., over Debbie Halvorson, and Anthony Beale Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Matteson, Ill., After a primary campaign dominated by gun control and economic woes, voters chose Kelly, the likely replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr. Tuesday, three months after his legal troubles and battle with depression forced the son of the civil rights leader to resign from Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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** FILE ** Rep. Steve Stockman (second from right), Texas Republican, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, Ohio Republican, for the 113th Congress in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, accompanied by first responders behind him, speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House complex in Washington on Feb. 19, 2013, to urge Congress to come up with an alternative plan to avert automatic spending cuts set to kick in on March 1. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, accompanied by first responders behind him, speaks in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House complex in Washington on Feb. 19, 2013, to urge Congress to come up with an alternative plan to avert automatic spending cuts set to kick in on March 1. (Associated Press)

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President Obama gestures while giving his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)