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White House press secretary Jay Carney answers a question during the daily press briefing, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the White House briefing room in Washington. Carney answered questions on the ongoing rollout of the Healthcare.gov website. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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White House press secretary Jay Carney answers a question during the daily press briefing, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in the White House briefing room in Washington. Carney answered questions on the ongoing rollout of the Healthcare.gov website. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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**FILE** This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Hampshire shows David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., who is accused of infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. Kwiatkowski, who has admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood, pleaded guilty to 16 federal drug charges. (Associated Press/U.S. Attorney's Office)

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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013 file photo shows part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. President Barack Obama's new and improved health care website will face its next big test when a year-end enrollment crunch is expected to hit in a couple of weeks. Until now the main damage from technology woes has been to Obama's poll ratings, but it will be average Americans feeling the consequences if HealthCare.gov chokes in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

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Jim and Jane Gardner of Olney, Md., take a look at their bullseye following the shooting portion of a handgun qualification license class at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Faith Wachsmuth [cq] of Germantown, Md. fires her weapon during a handgun qualification license class at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Larry Leclair [cq] of Rockville, Md. reloads his revolver during a handgun qualification license class at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Fingerprint Technician Sedearia Wilson-Jackson records digital fingerprints of a participant of a handgun qualification license class in order to qualify to own a handgun at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People watch a video as they begin a handgun qualification license class at Gilbert Indoor Range, Rockville, Md., Sunday, November 17, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Blood units are prepared for storage at the National Center for Hematology and Transfusion in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's a grim reality for patients and families the struggling EU nation where donors are troublingly scarce, hospitals are strapped for funds and blood traders are thriving. (Associated Press)

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Demand for donor blood is dwindling because of fewer elective surgeries, medical advances that curb bleeding and other "patient blood-management" strategies. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press Jack Kent Cooke had planned to release balloons from the rafters in 1969 - until the Celtics upset the Lakers.

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National Edition News Cover for December 2, 2013 - Health care site ‘fixed,’ but label of failure sticks: A page on the HealthCare.gov website is pictured on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

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**FILE** This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Hampshire shows David Kwiatkowski, a former lab technician at Exeter, N.H., who is accused of infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. Kwiatkowski, who has admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood, pleaded guilty to 16 federal drug charges. (Associated Press/U.S. Attorney's Office)

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office building in Alexandria, Va., has a contemporary look, but Senators trying to update the patent system say it's stuck in the 1950s and needs to catch up with 21st-century technology. A bipartisan bill to reform the system is headed for Senate debate. (Associated Press)

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Demand for donor blood is dwindling because of fewer elective surgeries, medical advances that curb bleeding and other "patient blood-management" strategies. (Associated Press)