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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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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), second from left, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Members of the protest group Code Pink and mothers of children of police brutality show their support as African American Congressional staffers hold a protest nearby on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), center, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), center, joins African American Congressional staffers as they hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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African American Congressional staffers hold a protest on the House steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the Eric Garner and Mike Brown grand jury decisions, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Central Intelligence Director (CIA) Director John Brennan gestures during a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Brennan is pushing back hard against the wave of criticism following a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing harsh interrogation tactics employed by intelligence community people against terrorism war-era detainees. Brennan and several past CIA leaders fear the historical record may define them as torturers instead of patriots. The CIA is now in the uncomfortable position of defending itself publicly, given its basic mission to protect the country secretly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

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Russian Sukhoi SU-34 fighter-bombers had to be intercepted by Dutch F-16s on Dec. 7, 2014 over the Baltic Sea after they refused to identify themselves. (Image: Dutch Ministry of Defense)

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Artwork that Rosie O'Donnell is selling on her website, purporting to show a Palestinian child killed by Israeli bombs, was actually taken in Syria. (Rosie.com)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses while holding what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress, though critical legislation is still pending, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Police officers take away a protester at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Hong Kong police on Thursday took away demonstrators who refused to leave the main pro-democracy protest camp and tore down their tents in a final push to retake streets occupied by activists for two and a half months. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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National Edition News cover for December 11, 2014 - OPEC’s civil war roils markets: Oil pumps work Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Persian Gulf desert oil field of Sakhir, Bahrain. The price of oil struggled to advance much beyond $92 a barrel Tuesday on expectations that supplies will rise with ramped up output in Libya and the North Sea, along with more exports from Iran if a deal on its nuclear program succeeds. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)