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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., greets Senate candidate, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., before their debate at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., participate in a Senate race debate on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., take their places to participate in a Senate race debate with and Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness, not pictured, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Republican Senate candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., (left) is challenging incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

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An Iraqi soldier secures an area from a helicopter near Baquba, the capital of Iraq's Diyala province, 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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VA's contracting office was never told about the ongoing inspector general's investigation when it awarded the contract to Tridec, according to spokeswoman Genevieve Billia. The blanket purchase order award to the company is worth up to $9.2 million, but VA officials haven't yet issued any orders on the contract. (Associated Press)

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The A-10 Warthog has the capability to fly low enough so its crew can detect friendly forces on the ground, preventing tragedies like the one in June when a B-1B dropped a 500-pound bomb onto U.S. soldiers protecting a helicopter landing zone in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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Officer Trevis Austin shot and killed Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old man who was under the influence of drugs. A Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.

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Scott Kurdilla, a medical research technologist at Carnegie Mellon University, waits for a volunteer for a brain scan experiment on campus in Pittsburgh on Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. The brain-scanning MRI machine at the center was used in a recent experiment where each word of a chapter of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was flashed for half a second onto a screen inside a brain-scanning MRI machine. Images showing combinations of data and graphics were collected. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Soldiers rush a trauma victim to a U.S. Army medical helicopter in Tarmiyah, Iraq, Sept. 30, 2007. (U.S. Army)

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FILE - In this July 26, 2014 file photo, Diem Brown attends the 17th Annual Super Saturday Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Benefit, presented by QVC, at Nova's Ark Project in Water Mill, in New York. Brown, 32, has lost a long battle with cancer. The reality star and advocate for cancer survivors died Friday , Nov. 14, 2014, in a New York hospital, according to E! Network correspondent Alicia Quarles. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

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Capitals defenseman Mike Green sustained what the team is referring to as an upper-body injury in the Capitals' loss to Buffalo on Sunday. He'll be replaced by Jack Hillen. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This Nov. 12, 2014 file photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, on a laptop screen, shown in Portland, Ore. Consumers in most places will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it will take time to get to a bottom line for family finances, let alone the larger political battle over the program’s future. For many people, government subsidies will cushion the hit. And there’s a new factor: returning customers who are savvy about health insurance and unafraid to shop for a better deal. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist currently under fire for suggesting the Obama administration tried to deceive the public about the Affordable Care Act, was hired by former Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle in 2010 to conduct an analysis on how the federal health-care reform would impact the state. Mr. Gruber's study predicted about 90 percent of individuals without employer-sponsored or public insurance would see their premiums spike by an average of 41 percent. (Associated Press)

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This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Helman was fired Monday, nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the Phoenix facility since February 2012. Best quality available. (AP Photo/Veterans Affairs Department)

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Workers at Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses work on cooking almost 900 turkeys for Thanksgiving, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray helps Chef Tim Devine, right, package turkeys for Thanksgiving at Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alex Brown with Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses helps volunteers package food before Thanksgiving, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides on Thanksgiving which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Chef Aaron Stienessen works on baking turkeys for Thanksgiving at Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray helps Chef Tim Devine, right, package turkeys for Thanksgiving at Food and Friends, a non-profit organization that provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 24, 2014. Food and Friends will deliver almost 900 turkeys and sides which will total about 3500 meals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)