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Left to right: Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), Musician and promoter Carlos Allen, and Councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), sit on stage as Former State Department Official Reta Jo Lewis, right, speaks during a Washington, D.C. mayoral candidate forum held by the DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition and the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development at the Thurgood Marshall Center along U Street, Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The U.S. says a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed more than 1,000 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013. An annual State Department report released Thursday also highlights government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia's refusal to punish human-rights abusers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Associated Press Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The U.S. says a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed more than 1,000 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013. An annual State Department report released Thursday also highlights government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia's refusal to punish human-rights abusers.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The U.S. says a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed more than 1,000 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013. An annual State Department report released Thursday also highlights government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia's refusal to punish human-rights abusers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The U.S. says a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed more than 1,000 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013. An annual State Department report released Thursday also highlights government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia's refusal to punish human-rights abusers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the annual State Department Human Rights report, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. The U.S. says a chemical weapons attack in Syria that the Obama administration says killed more than 1,000 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013. An annual State Department report released Thursday also highlights government crackdowns on peaceful protests in Ukraine and Russia's refusal to punish human-rights abusers. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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Actor Ben Affleck, left, answers a reporter's question as US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Russ Feingold, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry listen during a photo opportunity before their meeting about Congo, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)