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U.S. Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy, prepares for a bilateral meeting with Gen. Ma Xiaotian, the People's Liberation Army's deputy chief of staff, at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Chinese and U.S. defense officials met in Beijing on Wednesday for their highest-level contacts since recent frictions over arms sales to Taiwan and plans to strengthen the American military presence in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

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Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the president's decision on missile defense in Europe. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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Witnesses testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, about U.S. policy toward Iran's nuclear program are, from left to right: Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Marine General James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Defense Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy, left, talks with Marines Lt. Gen. John Paxton, director for operations, the Joint Staff, talk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, prior to their testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, listens as President Barack Obama, right, talks about Hagel's resignation in the State Dining Room of the White House on Monday. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, after announcing Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Mike Rowe, the former host of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs," took some time out of his flight to publicly ridicule a liberal commenter who apparently hijacked his Facebook page last week to hawk his book and make provocative claims, like "it's impossible to be a Christian and vote Republican." (Facebook/Mike Rowe)

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John F. Kerry held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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Man of the people: "With Home Rule, we planned to bring the government back to the common people of Washington and do away with the old system of governmental ignorance that treated the black people of Washington like a plantation," Mr. Barry wrote in his autobiography. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Despite the GOP takeover earlier this month, the honeymoon for Republican leaders may be over, according to polls. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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National Edition Opinion cover for November 24, 2014 - The dreaded consequences of Obamanomics (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama deplanes from Air Force One, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns form Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama waves as he deplanes from Air Force One, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns form Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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**FILE** Dennis Maruk of the Washington Capitals skates against the Calgary Flames in this November 16, 1982 photo (Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times)

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Mayor Ed Murray is helping Seattle live up to its reputation by pardoning a tofu turkey, or Tofurky, ahead of Thanksgiving. (Seattle.gov)

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Former Mayor Marion Barry kisses children of supporters on his way back into his house after holding a press conference in his back yard. The mayor left his home on Oct. 26, 1991 for a six-month jail sentence in Petersburg, Virginia. (The Washington Times)

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Mayor Marion Barry and his wife, Effi, are escorted out the back entrance of their Southeast home on Jan. 19, 1990 as the mayor makes his way to District Court for his first appearance after his arrest on charges of possession of crack cocaine. (The Washington Times)

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6/28/1990 - Effi Barry leans to whisper something in her son Christopher's ear as Mayor Marion Barry listens to speeches at a Minister Louis Farrakhan rally at the convention center in the District.

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Mayor Marion Barry and wife Effi on stage at the convention center during the inaugural ball on Jan. 3, 1983 (The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at McCarran International Airport, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)