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First lady Michelle Obama speaks Jan. 30, 2012, at the Labor Department in Washington to announce proposed rules to help caregivers of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. (Associated Press)

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Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray (center) advocates for D.C. statehood in front of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs at the New Hampshire Statehouse. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray (right) advocates for D.C. statehood in front of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs at the New Hampshire Statehouse. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, center, France's Defense and Veterans Minister Gerard Longuet, left, and French General and Paris military governor Bruno Dary, right, pay tribute to the Unknown soldier's tomb, at the Arc of Triomphe, in Paris, Friday Jan. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure, Pool)

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** FILE ** This June 2007 file photo provided by Dr. William Petit Jr., shows Dr. Petit, left, with his daughters Michaela, front, Hayley, center rear, and his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, on Cape Cod, Mass. Dr. Petit was severely beaten and his wife and two daughters were killed during a home invasion in Cheshire, Conn., July 23, 2007. (AP Photo/William Petit, File)

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The crowd applauds as they wait for the arrival of the Republican presidential candidates for the Florida Republican Presidential Debate at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, January 26, 2012. This is the second and final debate before the Florida Republican primary on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

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This photo from Jan. 18, 2012, shows a new home in a development in Pleasant Hills, Pa. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** One dose of the HPV vaccine Gardasil, developed by Merck & Co., is displayed in February 2007 in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press)

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Jason Weinstein, an account manager for Workforce1 Healthcare, discusses job opportunities Jan. 25, 2012, with attendees at JobEXPO's job fair in New York. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Jan. 25, 2012, with Univision News anchor Jorge Ramos at the "Meet the Candidates" event, hosted by Univision at Miami Dade College in Miami. (Associated Press)

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Mourners wait in line on campus Tuesday to view the casket of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday of lung cancer at age 85. (Associated Press)

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Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Republican presidential candidate, leaves PGT Industries in North Venice, Fla., on Monday. He is in Florida stumping ahead of next week's primary in which 50 delegates are on the line. The candidates are trading bitter blows on the campaign trail. (Associated Press)

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"I don't believe all of the [medium-risk] or even the high-risk children need to be confined," said Deputy Mayor Beatriz "B.B." Otero, who oversees DYRS. "I believe each individual has the potential for rehabilitation."

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** FILE ** In this July 15, 2011, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder hits a double during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider, File)

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**FILE** Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, talks to the media Dec. 16, 2010, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A single cell is removed from a human embryo to be used in generating embryonic stem cells for scientific research. (Associated Press)

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Neurosurgeon Leslie Schaffer, left, smiles with his patient Dante Autullo, and Dante's fiance, Gail Glaenzer, during a news conference at Advocate Christ Medical Center Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Oak Lawn, Ill. The trio spoke a day after Autullo underwent surgery to remove a 3 1/4-inch nail lodged in his brain after accidentally shooting himself with a nail gun. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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McFarlane Toys' Daryl Dixon gets ready to take care of the Zombie Biter while the Zombie Walker sneaks up on him. (Photograph by Joseph Szadkowski / The Washington Times)

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney use campaign posters to shield themselves from the rain on Jan. 20, 2012, as Romney speaks at a campaign rally at the Harmon Tree Farm in Gilbert, S.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tosses an apple into the crowd before speaking Jan. 20, 2012, at a campaign rally at the Harmon Tree Farm in Gilbert, S.C. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)