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FILE - In this file photo from Jan. 6, 2012, Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, D-Phoenix, far right, is seen in Phoenix. African-American leaders in Arizona fear their political presence is fading. The impending retirement of Taylor could leave Arizona as one of a handful of states with no African-Americans in the Legislature. She marked the start of her final year in office on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Also pictured is Arizona Senate President-elect Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, front left, Senate Ethics Committee members Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler, top left, Sen. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, middle, and Landrum Taylor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 photo made available by Presidential Press Service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a translation during an interview to Russian and foreign media at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will host Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 7, 2014. President Vladimir Putin once again has offered assurances to gays planning to attend the Sochi Olympics, but his arguments defending Russia’s ban on homosexual “propaganda” to minors show the vast gulf between how he understands the issues and how homosexuality is generally viewed in the West. In an interview with Russian and foreign television stations broadcast Sunday, Putin equated gays with pedophiles and spoke of the need for Russia to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality as part of efforts to increase the birth rate. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 photo made available by Presidential Press Service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a translation during an interview to Russian and foreign media at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which will host Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 7, 2014. President Vladimir Putin once again has offered assurances to gays planning to attend the Sochi Olympics, but his arguments defending Russia’s ban on homosexual “propaganda” to minors show the vast gulf between how he understands the issues and how homosexuality is generally viewed in the West. In an interview with Russian and foreign television stations broadcast Sunday, Putin equated gays with pedophiles and spoke of the need for Russia to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality as part of efforts to increase the birth rate. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 photo made available by Presidential Press Service on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens during an interview to Russian and foreign media at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 1962 file photo, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, the U.S. delegate to the United Nations, shakes hands with Martin Luther King Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, Ga., at the White House in Washington with President John F. Kennedy at right. The meeting occurred as Kennedy met with members of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa. Historians generally agree that Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960, and Robert Kennedy's work behind the scenes to get King released, helped JFK win the White House that fall. King himself, while appreciative, wasn't as quick to credit the Kennedys alone with getting him out of jail, according to a previously unreleased portion of the interview with the civil rights leader days after Kennedy's election. (AP Photo, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, President Kennedy stands with a group of leaders of the March on Washington at the White House in Washington. Immediately after the march, they discussed civil rights legislation that was finally inching through Congress. The leaders pressed Kennedy to strengthen the legislation; the president listed many obstacles. Historians generally agree that Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960 — and Robert Kennedy's work behind the scenes to get King released — helped JFK win the White House that fall. King himself, while appreciative, wasn't as quick to credit the Kennedys alone with getting him out of jail, according to a previously unreleased portion of the interview with the civil rights leader days after Kennedy's election. From second left are Whitney Young, National Urban League; Dr. Martin Luther King, Christian Leadership Conference; John Lewis, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, partially obscured; Rabbi Joachim Prinz, American Jewish Congress; Dr. Eugene P. Donnaly, National Council of Churches; A. Philip Randolph, AFL-CIO vice president; Kennedy; Walter Reuther, United Auto Workers; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, partially obscured, and Roy Wilkins, NAACP. (AP Photo/File)

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Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, presides over the South Dakota Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Pierre, S.D. Vehle will try again this year to get the South Dakota Legislature to pass a ban on texting while driving. (AP Photo/Chet Brokaw)

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FILE -- In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, displays a homemade fully automatic rifle, confiscated by the Department of Justice, as he discusses his proposed legislation dealing with "ghost guns," at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. De Leon's SB808 would allow the manufacture or assembly of homemade weapons, known as "ghost guns,", but require the makers to first apply to the state Department of Justice for a serial number that would be given only after the applicants undergo a background check. De Leon's measure is one of the hundreds of bills that face an end-of-the-month deadline. to pass their house of origin.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

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FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, Gov. Jay Inslee gives the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, in Olympia, Wash. If the Democratic governor has his way, lawmakers will work over the next several weeks to increase the minimum wage, raise the state gas tax, provide financial aid to students living in the country illegally and add more funding to public schools. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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FILE - In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The explosive derailment of a tanker car near Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30, 2013, has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines. Both Heitkamp and Republican Sen. John Hoeven say they’ve stressed to federal officials in recent days that the North Dakota accident and other recent derailments show, at least in part, the need for more pipelines. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FILE - In this June 24, 2013 file photo, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., leaves the floor of the Senate at the Capitol in Washington. The explosive derailment of a tanker car near Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30, 2013, has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines. Both Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp say they’ve stressed to federal officials in recent days that the North Dakota accident and other recent derailments show, at least in part, the need for more pipelines. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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In this Jan. 10, 2014 photo, passengers maneuver through one of the cramped hallways at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Often ranked in customer satisfaction surveys as the worst airports in America, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is taking control of an ambitious $3.6 billion construction project at LaGuardia that calls for an entirely new Central Terminal Building. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 file photograph, Hoboken Mayor, Dawn Zimmer speaks to the media as she stands near the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J. Zimmer, mayor of a New Jersey city that sustained severe flooding from Hurricane Sandy claims the Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in recovery grants because she refused to sign off on a politically connected development. MSNBC first reported her comments Saturday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

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The lines for voting at Precinct 225 in Reston, Va. were already long when the polls opened at 6 a.m. for election day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. This precinct, located in Fairfax County, normally has about 3,500 registered voters. Here voters stand in lines designated by the first letter of their last name.

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"We have carefully reviewed this program and have found it to be legal and effective," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, said in a joint statement after Mr. Obama's speech.

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DIVIDE: West Berlin police patrol the wall, the site of frequent confrontations that threatened to erupt into major incidences. Soviet communists added a wooden fence to impede a clear view into the East Berlin zone. (Associated press photographs)

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Aliya Logan, 8, and her mother, Lisa, pose for a photograph in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday. (andrew harnik/the Washington Times)