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** FILE ** Sen. Kay Hagan, North Carolina Democrat, is pictured after taking part in a re-enactment of the ceremonial Senate swearing-in, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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Fresno cherry farmer and cattle rancher Andy Vidak, who is fluent in Spanish, said he captured the state Senate seat in last week's closely watched runoff vote by connecting with Hispanic voters with a "common-sense" approach that focused on job creation, affordable energy and opposition to big government. (Screen grab from VidakforSenate.com)

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Fresno cherry farmer and cattle rancher Andy Vidak, who is fluent in Spanish, said he captured the state Senate seat in last week's closely watched runoff vote by connecting with Hispanic voters with a "common-sense" approach that focused on job creation, affordable energy and opposition to big government. (Screen grab from VidakforSenate.com)

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Italian Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge (top right) shakes hands with Senate Vice President Roberto Calderoli (left) inside the Senate in Rome on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

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Italian Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge (top right) shakes hands with Senate Vice President Roberto Calderoli (left) inside the Senate in Rome on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

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Christine O'Donnell, a former Republican candidate for Senate, said the case of Delaware of snooping on her taxes is "an active investigation now." (Associated Press)

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In this image from Senate Television, Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaks on the Senate floor in Washington on July 11, 2013. (Associated Press/Senate TV)

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In this image from Senate Television, Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaks on the Senate floor in Washington on July 11, 2013. (Associated Press/Senate TV)

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (left) talks with Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, Houston Democrat, in the Senate Chambers in Austin on July 11, 2013. A Senate committee pushed through new abortion restrictions, setting up a Senate vote before the weekend to send it to Gov. Rick Perry. The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks. (Associated Press)

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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (left) talks with Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, Houston Democrat, in the Senate Chambers in Austin on July 11, 2013. A Senate committee pushed through new abortion restrictions, setting up a Senate vote before the weekend to send it to Gov. Rick Perry. The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama signs the health care bill at the White House in Washington on March 23, 2010, flanked by smiling supporters from the House and Senate, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy (behind Mr. Obama's right shoulder), widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was a champion of the legislation. (Associated Press)

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Susan B. Anthony List and other pro-life groups have been lobbying Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, for weeks to lead the charge in the Senate on legislation would ban abortions 20 weeks into pregnancy, with exceptions for risks to the mother's life and rape or incest, though such a bill is unlikely to be taken up in the chamber. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this June 26, 2013, file photo, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, Fort Worth Democrat, stands in pink tennis shoes on a nearly empty Senate floor as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill in Austin. (Associated Press)

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Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, Fort Worth Democrat, stands in pink tennis shoes on a nearly empty Senate floor Tuesday as she filibusters in an effort to kill an abortion bill in Austin. (Associated Press)

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The 68-32 vote in favor of the immigration reform bill was a milestone for the Senate and for the immigration debate, but it was even more important for Sen. Mario Rubio, a first-term Florida Republican who won some but not all of the changes he promised he would try to accomplish. (Associated Press)

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The 68-32 vote in favor of the immigration reform bill was a milestone for the Senate and for the immigration debate, but it was even more important for Sen. Mario Rubio, a first-term Florida Republican who won some but not all of the changes he promised he would try to accomplish. (Associated Press)

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More than 80 protesters are arrested outside the Senate chamber in Raleigh, N.C., during the seventh week of “Moral Mondays.” The NAACP and others are outraged over policies established by the Republican-controlled state government. (Associated Press)

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More than 80 protesters are arrested outside the Senate chamber in Raleigh, N.C., during the seventh week of “Moral Mondays.” The NAACP and others are outraged over policies established by the Republican-controlled state government. (Associated Press)