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This handout video frame grab image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Vice President Joe Biden, left, administering the Senate Oath to Hawaii's newest Sen. Brian Schatz, center, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from right, and retiring Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, right, watch, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 27, 2012, Schatz replaces Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii who died last week. Akaka is retiring and will be succeeded by Rep. Mazie Hirono who was elected in November. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

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This handout video frame grab image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left leading Hawaii's newest Sen. Brian Schatz, center, and retiring Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, walking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 27, 2012, where Vice President Joe Biden administered the Senate oath to Schatz. Schatz replaces Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii who died last week. Akaka is retiring and will be succeeded by Rep. Mazie Hirono who was elected in November. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

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** FILE ** In this photo taken, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Iraq war veteran Army 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff, right, joined by, from left, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska., Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference introducing the GI benefit watchdog bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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** FILE ** In this photo taken, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Iraq war veteran Army 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff, right, joined by, from left, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska., Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference introducing the GI benefit watchdog bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)