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FILE- This Oct, 25, 2016 file photo shows former President Bill Clinton, second from left, greets former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, second from right, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-1st District, right, and then North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper during a rally, while campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The four-term Democratic governor is among the state's most influential politicians of the 20th century, but remains engaged in 21st century policy and politics as he turned 80 years old in May. (Alan Campbell/The Rocky Mount Telegram via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, Roy Cooper is ceremonially sworn in as Governor of North Carolina by Chief Justice Mark Martin during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina judges issued partial victories Friday to both Republican legislators and new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over laws designed to undercut his powers. The judicial panel threw out laws approved two weeks before Cooper took office limiting his authority in carrying out elections and giving civil service job protections to hundreds of former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s political appointees.(Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File)

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Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner welcomed his son Cooper into the world in 1991 with his then-wife Kimberley Conrad, he was 65.

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State Superior Court Judges, from lef, L. Todd Burke, Jesse Caldwell, III, and Jeffrey B. Foster hear from attorney Noah Hufstetler, standing at right, who is representing Republican legislative leaders in a court battle over the constitutionality of a North Carolina law requiring senators to approve Gov. Roy Cooper's top aides, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio)

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina's Governor-elect Roy Cooper holds a news conference to criticize efforts by Republicans to cut the power of the governor's office during the special session of the General Assembly that is going on a few blocks away in Raleigh, N.C. Republican efforts to reduce Cooper's authority in choosing his Cabinet are back in court. A three-judge panel scheduled arguments Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on whether to extend their recent temporary block of a law requiring Senate confirmation of Cooper's Cabinet secretaries.(Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, Roy Cooper is ceremonially sworn in as Governor of North Carolina by Chief Justice Mark Martin during a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Cooper's daughters from left, Hilary, Natalie and Claire look on. A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers. A three-judge panel released the order Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, just before state senators scheduled a hearing with the secretary of Cooper's veterans' affairs department to come before a committee to answer questions. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina's Governor-elect Roy Cooper holds a press conference to criticize efforts by Republicans to cut the power of the governor's office during the special session of the General Assembly that is going on a few blocks away in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor has sued over a new law passed by Republican legislators to limit his powers as he prepares to take office. Cooper filed the lawsuit Friday, Dec. 30 over the law that ends the control governors exert over statewide and county election boards. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP, File)

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Leanna Taylor cries as defense attorney Maddox Kilgore shows the jury a picture of her son Cooper during a murder trial for her ex-husband Justin Ross Harris who is accused of intentionally killing Cooper in June 2014 by leaving him in the car in suburban Atlanta, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Brunswick, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool)

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In person: Mr. Cooper joined Kyle's widow, Taya, for the premiere of "American Sniper" at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington. Vice President Joseph R. Biden also attended.

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In this photo released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff's Department, Xavier Deanthony, Cooper is photographed. Cooper, 20, has been apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. He is facing charges that include aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)

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Mimi O'Donnell, estranged partner of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, comforts two of their children, daughter Willa, and son Cooper as his casket arrives at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Mimi O'Donnell, estranged partner of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, comforts two of their children, daughter Willa, and son Cooper as his casket arrives at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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President Obama shares a laugh July 10, 2012, with Jason and Ali McLaughlin and their son, Cooper, while visiting their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press)

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President Obama shares a laugh July 10, 2012, with Jason and Ali McLaughlin and their son, Cooper, while visiting their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press)

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Chester Hull of Charlottesville (above) and his two sons, Bryant, 4, (center) and Cooper, 6, make their way to the ceremonial arrival of Discovery. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)