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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, walks with his daughter Cailin Young as he leaves the federal courthouse Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Abu Mosa, Islamic State Press officer, and a fellow leader of the terrorist group (shown here) were declared dead by the U.S. State Department on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (Image: Twitter, U.S. State Department)

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FILE - This Aug. 20, 2014 file photo shows Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey speaking at Madison Square Garden in New York. During a Pentagon briefing Thursday, Dempsey said it's possible to contain the Islamic State militants, but it can't be done permanently without going after the group in Syria. Speaking to reporters with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Dempsey said he wasn't predicting U.S. airstrikes in Syria, but said the problem must be addressed diplomatically, politically and militarily by America and its regional partners. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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The 13th-century Gothic cathedral of Ste. Cecile towers over the Tarn river in the beautiful town of Albi in southwestern France. (Corrina Lothar/Special to The Washington Time)

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Washington Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman rests in the dugout before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Black gun-rights activists in Texas protested police brutality on Wednesday by exercising their rights to openly carry firearms through the streets of South Dallas. (Twitter/@HueyGunClub)

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Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland served a year in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2004 to a corruption-related charge. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper celebrates his two-run home run as he approaches home plate during the thirteenth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-3 in thirteen innings. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper celebrates his two-run home run as he approaches home plate during the thirteenth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-3 in thirteen innings. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for political corruption — including for seeking to sell or trade an appointment to President Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign contributions or a well-paying job. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan served nearly six years for a 2006 conviction of racketeering, conspiracy, tax fraud and making false statements to the FBI. (Associated Press)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July 2014 for bribery, money laundering, fraud and tax violations stemming from his two terms as New Orleans' mayor from 2002-2010. (Associated Press)

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption in 2013. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. began serving a 2½-year prison term in October 2013 for misusing campaign funds. (Associated Press)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for political corruption — including for seeking to sell or trade an appointment to President Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign contributions or a well-paying job. (Associated Press)

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry served six months in federal prison for a 1990 drug conviction after a high-profile sting operation by the FBI and city police. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)