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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell opens the 2013 General Assembly session. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell opens the 2013 General Assembly session. (Associated Press)

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George Sabra, the new head of the Syrian National Council, the main Syrian opposition bloc in exile, speaks to reporters Nov. 10, 2012, during a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council meeting in Doha, Qatar. (Associated Press)

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George Sabra, the new head of the Syrian National Council, the main Syrian opposition bloc in exile, speaks to reporters Nov. 10, 2012, during a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council meeting in Doha, Qatar. (Associated Press)

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a rambling speech at the U.N. on Wednesday with complaints about a “new era of hegemony” and “double standards.” It was his last address to the General Assembly as his nation’s leader. (Associated Press)

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President Obama prepares to speak during the 67th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

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President Obama prepares to speak during the 67th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 25, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., strolls down a back hallway before presiding over the Senate during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The board shows the votes of Maryland Senate Bill 1302 during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator Barry Glassman (R-District 35) makes a case against Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator Edward Reilly (R-District 33) makes a case against Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator Allan Kittleman (R-District 9) makes a case against Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., presides over the Senate during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno, Jr., (D-District 18) makes a case in favor of Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator E.J. Pipkin (R-District 36) makes a case against Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senators Lisa A. Gladden (D-District 41, left) and Joan Carter Conway (D-District 43) confer during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senator Delores Goodwin Kelley (D-District 10) makes an emotional plea to pass Maryland Senate Bill 1302, during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., (right) shares a light moment with Maryland Senator E.J. Pipkin (R-District 36) during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., (right) shares a light moment with Maryland Senator E.J. Pipkin (R-District 36) during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says his only goal for a special General Assembly session in May is to pass a revenue package, which the assembly failed to pass in the regular session, leaving a budget with more than $500 million in cuts. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)