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South Dakota is pulling the public safety campaign "Don't Drive and Jerk," because officials fear the intentional double entendre could distract from its importance. (South Dakota Department of Public Safety via Argus Leader)

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President George W. Bush and CIA director George J. Tenet pose on the CIA seal in the entrance of agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, female northern white rhino Fatu grazes in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth said Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 that it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally, with recent medical examinations of them showing the species is doomed to extinction, unless science can help. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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The Gunnison sage grouse's habitat falls across southwestern Colorado and eastern Utah, with 86 percent of the population in Colorado's Gunnison Basin. State officials argue that local efforts to boost the bird's numbers have been succeeding without federal intervention. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This July, 26, 2014 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Greater Sage Grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for the wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 by Democrat and Republican leaders prevents the administration from spending any money next year on rules to protect the ground-dwelling bird. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tom Koerner, File)

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Delegates attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Already well into overtime, U.N. climate talks reached a standstill Saturday as developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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LED IN: Oil pumps work Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Persian Gulf desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. The price of oil struggled to advance much beyond $92 a barrel Tuesday on expectations that supplies will rise with ramped up output in Libya and the North Sea, along with more exports from Iran if a deal on its nuclear program succeeds. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the damage done by false accusations of rape by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Indian women participate in a march in "Defense of Mother Earth" in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. Thousands marched in support of Mother Earth as they chanted slogans against illegal mining, and logging operations, as well as oil drilling. They asked that the exploitation of resources in their ancestral lands be stopped immediately. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Officials are building a new visitor's center at Walden Pond State Reservation featuring a solar canopy and two electric vehicle charging stations. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan vowed to roll back proposed regulations that would limit phosphorus runoff from farms, siding with Eastern Shore farmers who rely on phosphorus-rich chicken manure for fertilizer. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. New Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, levied more than $54 million in penalties against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository. The state Environment Department delivered a pair of compliance orders to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, marking the state's largest penalty ever imposed on the agency. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal)

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In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop addresses a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Iraq at the United Nations headquarters. Australia will continue to directly pay for climate change adaptation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through its aid budget rather than donate to a U.N. Green Climate Fund designed for the same purpose, Bishop said Friday, Dec. 5, ahead of climate talks in Peru. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)-FILE

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In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the "Transfer of Public Lands Act," which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state's 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31. (Associated Press)

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In this Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, smoke streams from the chimneys of the E.ON coal-fired power station in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and with a capacity of around 2300 MW of power it is one of the most powerful coal-fired power stations in Europe. Germany announced on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 a cash boost for measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in a bid to meet its ambitious climate target for 2020. Germany has pledged to reduce its carbon dioxide output by 40 percent by the end of the decade, compared to 1990s levels. Current estimates predict it will only achieve a 32-35 percent cut. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)FILE -

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House Speaker John Boehner lights the Capitol Christmas Tree in a ceremony emceed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on Oct. 29 and made stops in nearly 30 communities en route to Washington. The tree, decorated with ornaments made by Minnesotans, will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through Jan. 1. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner lights the Capitol Christmas Tree in a ceremony emceed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on Oct. 29 and made stops in nearly 30 communities en route to Washington. The tree, decorated with ornaments made by Minnesotans, will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through Jan. 1. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner lights the Capitol Christmas Tree in a ceremony emceed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 2, 2014. This year's tree is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota. It was harvested on Oct. 29 and made stops in nearly 30 communities en route to Washington. The tree, decorated with ornaments made by Minnesotans, will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through Jan. 1. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The campus and foothills are seen in the background during a news conference at the University of Colorado's football stadium in Boulder, Colorado. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the use of static vs. dynamic impact models for government taxation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times