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**FILE** Members of the Senate get together for "Seersucker Thursday" on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 23, 2011. The tradition was started by former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, who encouraged colleagues to don the lightweight, striped, summer-friendly fabric to combat the oppressive humidity in the nation's capital. From right are Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Mike Lee, Utah Republican. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** Members of the Senate get together for "Seersucker Thursday" on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 23, 2011. The tradition was started by former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, who encouraged colleagues to don the lightweight, striped, summer-friendly fabric to combat the oppressive humidity in the nation's capital. From right are Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Mike Lee, Utah Republican. (Associated Press)

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