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In this image made from amateur video footage released by the Tibetan Youth Congress, two Tibetans hold Tibetan independence flags June 20, 2012, as they are engulfed in flames in their self-immolation to protest against Chinese rule, on a street in Yushu prefecture in China's Qinghai province. The group and the official Xinhua News Agency said one of the men died and the other was seriously injured. (Associated Press/The Tibetan Youth Congress)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa tells the media that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must provide Congress with the requested documents in the "Fast and Furious" probe. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa tells the media that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must provide Congress with the requested documents in the "Fast and Furious" probe in this June 20, 2012, file photo. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Pat Meehan (second from left), Pennsylvania Republican, calls June 20, 2012, on Capitol Hill for the release of additional Justice Department documents as the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens speaks to the media outside federal court in Washington on Monday, June 18, 2012, with his attorney Rusty Hardin at his side, after Clemens was acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided that he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens speaks to the media outside federal court in Washington on Monday, June 18, 2012, with his attorney Rusty Hardin at his side, after Clemens was acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided that he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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**FILE** NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks Oct. 3, 2011, in Washington to reporters after speaking about concussions at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks Oct. 3, 2011, in Washington to reporters after speaking about concussions at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. (Associated Press)

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If Congress can reach a compromise next year to scale back cuts in 2014 and beyond, the military would be able to save its cherished big-ticket items, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner says during a news conference he is confident Congress will pass a transportation bill sooner or later this year. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner says during a news conference he is confident Congress will pass a transportation bill sooner or later this year. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s relationship with Congress has grown testier than any other Cabinet secretary as he has fended off various inquiries. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s relationship with Congress has grown testier than any other Cabinet secretary as he has fended off various inquiries. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who is on trial for lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone, arrives May 24, 2012, at federal court in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who is on trial for lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone, arrives May 24, 2012, at federal court in Washington. (Associated Press)

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American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach was to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama on Wednesday night along with his longtime lyricist, Hal David. It is named for George and Ira Gershwin. (Associated Press)

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American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach was to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama on Wednesday night along with his longtime lyricist, Hal David. It is named for George and Ira Gershwin. (Associated Press)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's nonvoting member of Congress, is joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray as they march in the city's Emancipation Day parade Monday. The celebrated day in 1862 was about nine months before the historic Emanicpation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A May 31, 1911, photograph from the Library of Congress shows the hull of the Titanic in dry dock as it is being built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. (Associated Press)