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FILE - In this May 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, speaks with a legislative staffer at the state Capitol in Springfield. Illinois lawmakers are advancing legislation that would give most private-sector employees access to retirement plans through a government program. The proposal sponsored by Biss passed a Senate committee earlier this month after lengthy debate. Biss says the program would allow millions to save for retirement with little cost to government and businesses. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2008, file photo shows a chicken farm just outside the city limits of Pittsburg, Texas. Citing hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year, two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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In this photo taken June 2, 2010, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, Jazelle Mondeau, at the time a student at University of Arizona, collects soil in the Texas Panhandle. The federal government sent students and scientists to more than 4,800 places across the nation to collect soil that was analyzed for its composition. The results are now highly sought after by researchers in a wide variety of fields. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

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In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2008, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, geologist Helen Folger of the U.S. Geological Survey collects soil in West Virginia. The federal government sent students and scientists to more than 4,800 places across the nation to collect soil that was analyzed for its composition. The results are now highly sought after by researchers in a wide variety of fields. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

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In this photo taken April 16, 2008, and provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, geologist Jim Kilburn, now retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, collects soil from Kansas. The federal government sent students and scientists to more than 4,800 places across the nation to collect soil that was analyzed for its composition. The results are now highly sought after by researchers in a wide variety of fields. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2013 file photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad talking with soldiers with during Syrian Arab Army day in Darya, Syria. As the Syrian conflict entered its forth year this month and large parts of the country are either destroyed or under opposition control, Syrian officials say the presidential elections will be held on time later this year.The opposition rejects such a move saying after the death of more than 140,000 people and millions turned to refugees or displaced, Assad should step down rather than run again. (AP Photo/Syrian Presidency via Facebook, File)

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This photo taken March 25, 2014 shows Dan Luke, a self-employed owner of "hardworking pictures," posing in his office in St. Paul, Minn. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs reworking of its own to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare and Social Security. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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This photo taken March 25, 2014 shows Dan Luke, a self-employed owner of "hardworking pictures," posing in his office in St. Paul, Minn. As a hectic sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama's health care law has managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs reworking of its own to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare and Social Security. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)