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This Oct. 15, 2014, file photo is a screen shot of the home page of HealthCare.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service. (AP Photo/File)

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"It's a fact-finding mission," said Dr. Ben Carson, who told The Washington Times he looks forward to immersing himself in Israel's history as well as its current situation, "which is always different than what you read, so that will provide firsthand knowledge." (Associated Press)

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Illustration on the opportunity for Republicans to lead Congress' efforts against illegal drugs by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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With the Capitol in the background, Army veteran David Dickerson of Oklahoma City, Okla., right, and Air Force veteran Linda Stanley, from San Diego, Calif., now with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), join others to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by suicide to date in 2014, Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the National Mall in Washington. The event also marked the introduction of The Suicide Prevention for America's Veterans Act by Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., which calls for greater access to mental health care. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) **FILE**

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FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, then-President Barack Obama’s nominee to become secretary of Health and Human Services testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Doctors caring for low-income patients are facing a steep fee cut next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama’s health care law expires. That could reduce patients’ access just when millions of new people are gaining Medicaid coverage. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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First lady Michelle Obama has sticker placed on her face by 20-month-oldLily Oppelt as her parents Amy and Sgt. Lucas Oppelt, far right, from Indiana, watch during her visit with Wounded Warriors being cared for at the Fisher House at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Monday, April 14, 2014. The first lady is participating in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and their children. The Fisher House provides extend stay housing program for family members while their loved ones receiving specialized medical care at Walter Reed. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Led by Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, 50 sheriffs from around the nation head for Congress to warn of porous U.S. borders and the risks of amnesty.

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VCU coach Shaka Smart been the subject of rumors for hirings at blue blood college programs for several years. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Mike Coffman, Colorado Republican said he expects a "critical mass" of whistleblowers to help in a probe mismanagement of the VA's procurement system. (Associated Press)

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Bruce Lee 1940-1973 - the actor and martial arts superstar is shown in a scene from the 1973 film, "Enter the Dragon," completed shortly before the martial arts stars' death of brain edema in 1973. (AP Photo/HO)

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prime time: The Republican National Committee is seeking to limit the number of primary debates the GOP presidential candidates will have leading up to the 2016 elections. However, RNC Chairman Reince Preibus has said candidates will face penalties if they attend unofficial debates hosted by interests that are shut out from the officially sanctioned debates. (Associated Press)

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The national parks and other land deals attached to the defense bill sparked a bitter dispute, with those on both sides of the aisle decrying a "land grab" being pushed as part of the bill to set benefit levels and military policy for U.S. troops. "It is offensive that this bill would be used to fund congressional pork," said Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican. (Associated Press)

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Despite many items on the chopping block, Congress' 2014 year-end defense spending bill maintains funding for the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center, which President Obama vowed to close as part of his 2008 campaign promises. (associated press)

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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2014 file photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. In 2002, a public hospital physician named Bill Cassidy donated to Democratic Sen. Landrieu's first re-election campaign. A year later, he used a newspaper letter to the editor to lambast Republican gubernatorial candidate Bobby Jindal as a disaster for Louisiana's health care system. Those days are past for Cassidy, now a Republican congressman who is favored to defeat Landrieu and win election to the Senate in this weekend's runoff election. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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This is a screen shot of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) webpage. Pregnant and worried about your medication? The FDA is revamping confusing labels on prescription drugs to make it easier to understand which are safe to use. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding often agonize over whether a drug needed for their own health might hurt their baby, or even if the woman's changing body requires a higher or lower dose. (AP Photo/FDA)

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The White House offered praise of Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Monday, but would not confirm rumors that he is the front-runner to replace his boss, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Senate confirmed him for his previous Pentagon post by unanimous consent. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama listens as Dr. Nancy Sullivan, Senior Investigator; Chief, Biodefense Research Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a NIH tour of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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The Singapore Armed Forces conduct military exercises. (Photo courtesy of Singapore Ministry of Defense)

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The campus and foothills are seen in the background during a news conference at the University of Colorado's football stadium in Boulder, Colorado. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia helps customers interested in Obama Care at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. Such atypical approaches to selling health insurance policies are playing out across the country since the second round of open enrollment under the federal Affordable Care Act opened in mid-November. Insurance companies and some states are focusing heavily on signing up eligible Hispanics, a group that accounts for a large share of the nation's uninsured but largely avoided applying for coverage during the first full year the health care reform law was in effect. Hispanics accounted for just 11 percent of those who enrolled in the private policies sold during the initial sign-up period, which ended in March. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)