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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Edwards intends to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., is flanked by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., right, speaks to reporters after Pelosi announced that Edwards will become co-chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee with Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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ANOTHER WAVE: Migrants are being rescued in the harbor of the island of Lampedusa, Italy. With Libya's security rapidly deteriorating, the number of people setting out in smugglers' boats to cross the Mediterranean Sea toward Italy has surged. (Associated Press)

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President Obama's request for authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State would expire three years after it is passed by Congress, while the November 2014 immigration move grants a reprieve from deportation and legal work permits to illegal immigrants for 36 months. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Michael T. McCaul, Texas Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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The Accessible Parking Amendment Act of 2012 would involve creating some 1,800 red-top meters such as this that are specifically designated for the disabled, but the devices were installed in such a haphazard manner that incoming transportation officials plan to remove a slew of them before advancing the program. (The Washington Times)

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Handcuffs used on men arrested for prostitution solicitation sit on a table at a hotel in Minot, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in this file photo. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine) **FILE**

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This March 6, 2015, photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Eddie Ray Routh. (AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

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Vice President Joe Biden pauses while addressing the Human Rights Campaign Spring Equity Convention in Washington, Friday, March 6, 2015. Biden said the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today. Biden is drawing parallels between the civil rights and gay rights movements in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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The South African branch of the Salvation Army used the instantly recognizable dress in its latest PSA for domestic violence. (Screen grab from @SalvationArmySA)

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Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 6, 2015. Navalny, a leading opposition figure, was released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee will be argued April 28, and a decision is expected by early summer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Wisconsin Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, right, talks with Assembly Speaker Robin Voss, R-Rochester, center, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, left, during a break in a debate on right-to-work legislation at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

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National Edition News cover for March 6, 2015 - House conservatives want Boehner out: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House voted last month to end Homeland Security funding on Saturday unless Obama reverses his order to protect millions of immigrants from possible deportation. After Democratic filibusters blocked the bill in the Senate, the chamber's Republican leaders agreed this week to offer a "clean" funding measure, with no immigration strings attached. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Rep. Peter D. King issued a statement Friday scolding Sen. Ted Cruz supporters for making "vulgar, rabid and adolescent type" phone calls to his office. (Associated Press)

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The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

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Bonnie Bowman, a supporter of Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan, joins others at a rally to urge the House to debate the issue, Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Lawmakers in Utah's House of Representatives rejected Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan Wednesday night and instead pushed forward their own alternative proposal to help some of the state's poor get health insurance. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Cardinal Edward Egan, left, shares a moment with Sister Dominica Rocchio of the Sisters of Charity as she and the Sisters of Charity pause in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral on their way up New York's Fifth Avenue during the St. Patrick's Day parade, Tuesday March 17, 2009. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, Amanda Keller holds a flag as she joins other gay marriage supporters in Linn Park, at the Jefferson County courthouse in Birmingham, Ala. In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it’s now favored by clear majority of Americans. That dramatic shift in opinion is among the fastest changes ever measured by the General Social Survey, a widely respected survey that has measured trends on a huge array of American attitudes for more than four decades. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager, File)

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In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, a child holds a book while attending an HIV prevention session entitled "Healthy Choices for a Better Future" to a group comprised of children, adolescents and adults who are either HIV-positive or at high risk of catching HIV due to their circumstances, at a center run by a Kenyan non-governmental organization in the Korogocho slum neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, global health agencies said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)