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**FILE** Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks Nov. 8, 2013, at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this April 20, 2012, file photo, Holly Ann Haley, 4, gets two vaccinations at the doctor's office in Berlin, Vt. The latest analysis of childhood vaccines released Tuesday, July 1, 2014, confirms they're generally safe. The analysis mirrors and updates a 2011 report on vaccine safety by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. That report found vaccines can cause certain side effects but serious ones are very rare. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

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Tea party-backed State Rep. Joe Carr hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican who is backed by the GOP establishment. Tea party groups are supporting a number of Senate and House races across the country, in including some Kansas and Georgia. (Associated Press)

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Tea party-backed State Rep. Joe Carr hopes to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican who is backed by the GOP establishment. Tea party groups are supporting a number of Senate and House races across the country, in including some Kansas and Georgia. (Associated Press)

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Yellen said she doesn't see a need for the Fed to start raising interest rates to address the risk that extremely low rates could destabilize the financial system. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama givers a thumbs up to audience members seated above as he nominates former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, center, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden is at left. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would succeed Eric Shinseki, the retired four-star general who resigned last month as the scope of the issues at veterans' hospitals became apparent. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida favors a more aggressive U.S. military campaign to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, left, favors a more aggressive U.S. military campaign to combat Islamic militants in Iraq. Meanwhile, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says that the U.S. should stay out of Iraq, and that previous military action has emboldened extremists. (associated press)

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**FILE** Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during an event to announce the expansion of Family Care, a state-administered program that provides long-term care to disabled and elderly residents under Medicaid during an event at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay on April 21, 2014. (Associated Press/Press-Gazette Media, Jim Matthews)

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In this June 30, 2014, file photo, former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, listens as Obama makes a statement at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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In this June 9, 2014, photo, David and Marianne Trujillo exit the Vetaran Affairs facility in El Paso, Texas. Some Veterans Affairs facilities in Texas have among the longest wait-times in the nation for those trying to see a doctor for the first time, according to federal data. It’s not just veterans who sometimes have to wait for health care. Depending on where you live and what kind of care you want, in parts of the country it’s not always easy for new patients to get a quick appointment. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

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** FILE ** In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Michael Storemski, right, of Harrah, Okla., talks with Dr. Christina Henson, left, following his treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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A recent video by Dr. Ben Carson titled "Can a Doctor be President?" prompted both friends and foes of the doctor to once again to wonder if the 2016 presidential race is on his radar. (Associated Press)

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A GAO report requested by Sen. Tom Coburn found the Pentagon pays more for prescription drugs than does either Medicare or Medicaid. (Associated press)

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FILE - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Denver in this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 file photo. Hickenlooper Saturday afternoon May 17, 2014 will sign Colorado's "Right To Try" bill, which was passed unanimously in the state Legislature. The "Right To Try" law allows terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval. The bill doesn't require drug companies to provide any drug outside federal parameters, and there's no indication pharmaceutical companies will do so. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

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Former Iowa State University researcher Dong-Pyou Han leaves the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa. Han was making his initial court appearance on charges that he falsified data to make a proposed AIDS vaccine appear promising and win millions of dollars in federal grant money. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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** FILE ** Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testifies under subpoena before the House Oversight Committee as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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This undated photo provided by Graco Children’s Products shows a SnugRide Classic Connect infant car seat. (AP Photo/Graco Children’s Products) ** FILE **

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A GAO report requested by Sen. Tom Coburn found the Pentagon pays more for prescription drugs than does either Medicare or Medicaid. (Associated press)

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued an apology after Suzanne Chase received a letter offering her husband an appointment almost two years after he died. (WBZ-TV)