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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks during a news conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Durbin and a team of seven other senators concluded their visit in Kiev on Saturday with a news conference in which they reaffirmed their support to the interim Ukrainian government. (AP Photo/David Azia)

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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., speak at a joint news conference in Chicago. Both Durbin and Kirk have proposed naming the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness, but a prominent Chicago alderman and others point to evidence that Ness’ role in the demise of Chicago mobster Al Capone was as mythical as Mrs. O’Leary’s cow starting the Great Chicago Fire and are trying to convince the senators to drop the whole thing. The senators are not backing down, though, insisting he deserves it anyway. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at the Capitol in Washington. During a speech at a breakfast honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Chicago, Durbin told attendees he's working with Illinois lawmakers to raise the state's $8.25 hourly rate. Pushing for an increase is a Democratic strategy nationwide. He then blasted Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner for being "out of touch" on the issue. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2013, file photo, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate assistant majority leader, walks at the Capitol in Washington. An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in mandatory sentencing laws amid growing concerns about the fairness of the sentences and the exploding costs of running federal prisons. "People are coming here for different reasons, but there is a real opportunity," said Durbin, one of the Senate’s leading proponents of sentencing reform. "It’s a pretty rare political situation." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)