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Newly printed $20 notes are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

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President Barack Obama laughs during the beginning of the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner, Friday, June 19, 2009, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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**FILE** President Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 12, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this Oct. 2, 2007 photo, A.J. Bowen of Schupp's Line Construction, Inc. works on fiber-optic installation in Norton, Vt. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday will deliver to congress a sweeping proposal to overhaul U.S. broadband policy. (Associated Press)

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US President Barack Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony in the Main Hall of Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin reads a statement to the House of Commons in London in this image taken from TV Monday May 18, 2009. Martin said Monday he was "profoundly sorry" for the handling of Members of Parliament expenses, saying the public had been let down "very badly indeed. (AP Photo/PA

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** FILE ** Senate candidate Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, arrives at his campaign headquarters in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, the day after winning his party's nomination. (AP Photo)

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Thai soldiers use elevated train tracks to advance on protesters near Lumpini Park in downtown Bangkok on Wednesday. Large numbers of Thai troops and armored vehicles marshaled near the fortified encampment in a downtown area occupied by thousands of civilians trying to topple the government. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, along with daughter Alex and wife Susan, speaks at a primary night event at the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, Pa. He unseated incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter.

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Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter does some last-minute campaigning just before polls opened Tuesday at a North Little Rock restaurant. Mr. Halter was hoping to capitalize on anti-incumbent anger in his Democratic primary challenge to Mrs. Lincoln. (AP Photo)

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LOSING OUT: Sen. Arlen Specter, with wife Joan, thanks supporters after being defeated in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.

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"TEA PARTY" POWER: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (center) is accompanied by his wife, Kelley, his father and mother, Ron and Carl, and his son, William, as he arrives Tuesday evening for his victory party in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Paul trounced primary foe Trey Grayson, the Kentucky secretary of state.

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Sen. Blanche Lincoln and her husband, Steve, fill out paperwork at their polling place in Little Rock, Ark. The Democrat remained confident on Tuesday afternoon, issuing a statement declaring she "has fought off this challenge from outside groups and ends the primary election period battle tested."

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The Washington Capitals traded their first-round pick (No. 26 overall) to the Chicago Blackhawks for right winger Troy Brouwer on Friday night, day one of the NHL draft. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rev. Franklin Graham was at the Pentagon on Thursday to pray on a sidewalk outside the building. His invitation to participate in National Prayer Day there was rescinded after Muslim members of the military complained that he smeared their religion in 2001 remarks in the Wall Street Journal.

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** FILE ** State Department legal adviser Harold Koh speaks outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in December 2005. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

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Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, seen here at an April 15, 2009, anti-tax “tea party” rally, was tapped Tuesday to be one of nearly 400 committee members who oversee the Republican Party in northwest Ohio's Lucas County. (Associated Press)

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A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Dan Coats, casts his vote in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Mr. Coats, who won his primary, spent 10 years in the Senate before leaving in 1998. He moved to Virginia, where he has worked as a lobbyist. He also bought a home in North Carolina, prompting critics to call him a carpetbagger for seeking a Senate seat from Indiana again. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Pakistani police officer guards a U.N. car destroyed in June 2009 by suicide bomber at the Peshawar Pearl Continental Hotel. An increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan triggered a spike in the number of civilians killed or wounded in 2009, pushing South Asia past the Middle East as the top terror region in the world, according to new figures compiled by a U.S. intelligence agency. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, Arizona Republicans, listen on April 19 as Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Paul R. Babeu (left) calls for more National Guard troops for border security. Cochise County, Ariz., Sheriff Larry A. Dever (right) concurred. (AP Photo)