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President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

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"I'm not going to speculate about the outcome of a vote that we still hope doesn't happen," White House spokesman Jay Carney said of the pending House vote on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress.

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Seth MacFarlane, TV's "Family Guy" creator, has funded the collection and organization of the work of Carl Sagan for donation to the Library of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Seth MacFarlane, TV's "Family Guy" creator, has funded the collection and organization of the work of Carl Sagan for donation to the Library of Congress. (Associated Press)

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President Obama greets students after a Thursday news conference, during which he called on Congress to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama greets students after he called on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling next month during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama greets students after he called on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling next month during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama speaks June 21, 2012, at the White House to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks June 21, 2012, at the White House to call on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, defends the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Capitol Hill on Thursday. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee seeks an additional 1,300 pages on Fast and Furious. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, defends the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference June 21, 2012, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, defends the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference June 21, 2012, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions about the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder in the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions about the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder in the Republican-controlled House Oversight Committee, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In this image made from amateur video footage released by the Tibetan Youth Congress, two Tibetans hold Tibetan independence flags June 20, 2012, as they are engulfed in flames in their self-immolation to protest against Chinese rule, on a street in Yushu prefecture in China's Qinghai province. The group and the official Xinhua News Agency said one of the men died and the other was seriously injured. (Associated Press/The Tibetan Youth Congress)

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In this image made from amateur video footage released by the Tibetan Youth Congress, two Tibetans hold Tibetan independence flags June 20, 2012, as they are engulfed in flames in their self-immolation to protest against Chinese rule, on a street in Yushu prefecture in China's Qinghai province. The group and the official Xinhua News Agency said one of the men died and the other was seriously injured. (Associated Press/The Tibetan Youth Congress)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa tells the media that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must provide Congress with the requested documents in the "Fast and Furious" probe. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa tells the media that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must provide Congress with the requested documents in the "Fast and Furious" probe in this June 20, 2012, file photo. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)