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Former Sen. George Mitchell speaks after the unveiling of his portrait, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The painting, by James Hanley, will hang in the Hall of Flags at the State House. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Former Sen. George Mitchell speaks after the unveiling of his portrait, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The painting, by James Hanley, will hang in the Hall of Flags at the State House. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell speaks after the unveiling of his portrait, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Mitchell, a Democrat, served as special envoy to peace negotiations in Northern Ireland after serving in the U.S. Senate from 1980 to 1995. He was Senate Majority Leader for six years. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell acknowledges the crowd after speaking at a campaign stop for President Obama at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. The NCAA says it will gradually restore football scholarships taken from Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, saying the school has made significant changes to its athletics programs. The NCAA says the decision was made based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who's been serving as Penn State's athletics integrity monitor. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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FILE - In this March 30, 2012 file photo, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell acknowledges the crowd after speaking at a campaign stop for President Obama at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. The NCAA says it will gradually restore football scholarships taken from Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, saying the school has made significant changes to its athletics programs. The NCAA says the decision was made based on the recommendation of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who's been serving as Penn State's athletics integrity monitor. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell (left) meets with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Their talks focused on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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President Barack Obama's Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell talks during a press conference at the end of the peace talks session at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010. Mitchell says a new round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations is moving in the right direction, but he offered no evidence of progress on the hard issue of Jewish settlements. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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In this image released by the White House, President Obama, second left, holds a working dinner with, clockwise from left, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Quartet Representative Tony Blair, Special Envoy for Mideast peace George Mitchell, and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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George Mitchell, U.S. Mideast special envoy, tells of meeting Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. He meets Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Associated Press)