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** FILE ** Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) speaks at the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the effects the government shutdown is having on benefits and services to veterans. About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments stopped. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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A police official takes down yellow police tape outside a Veterans Affairs hospital after telling people who were evacuated they could reenter the building, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Dayton, Ohio. A city official says a suspect is in police custody after a shooting at the Veterans Affairs hospital that left one person with a minor injury. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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FILE - This product image courtesy of Coppertone shows their Kids Pure & Simple SPF50 sunscreen lotion. Germany's Bayer AG said Tuesday, May 6, 2014 it plans to buy U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. Inc.'s consumer care business, whose products include the Coppertone suncare range, Claritin allergy medicine and the Dr. Scholl's footcare products, for US $14.2 billion. (AP Photo/Coppertone)

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In this photo taken July 6, 2009 worker Roland Ulbrich presents an Aspirin pill made for Italy at the pharmaceutical plant of the Bayer Bitterfeld company in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, eastern Germany. Germany's Bayer AG says it plans to buy U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. Inc.'s consumer care business, whose products include the Coppertone suncare range, Claritin allergy medicine and the Dr. Scholl's footcare products, for US$ 14.2 billion. (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz)

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez hits a three-run home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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In this March 3, 2014 photo, Alisson Wendel Machado Freire, 11, practices his horn instrument outside his home in the Araras community of Brazil's Goias state. Machado suffers from a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP." For years, nobody could tell residents who had this disease what was afflicting them. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this March 3, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim, who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," looks out the window from inside his home in the Araras community of Brazil's Goias state. Jardim wears the large straw hat in an effort to protect his face, but it's helped little, as he has undergone more than 50 surgeries to remove skin tumors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, Dr. Sulamita Chaibub assists Djalma Antonio Jardim, who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," at the Hospital Geral de Goias in Goiania, Goias state, Brazil. Both of Jardim's parents were carriers of the gene that causes the disease, largely ensuring that he would have it. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim, who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," watches his cellphone as he waits for medical attention at the Hospital Geral de Goias in Goiania, Goias state, Brazil. Jardim has undergone more than 50 surgeries to remove skin tumors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, Dr. Sulamita Chaibub assists Djalma Antonio Jardim who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP" at the Hospital Geral de Goias in Goiania, Goias state, Brazil. "I was always exposed to the sun, working, planting and harvesting rice and caring for the cows," said Jardim. "As the years passed my condition got worse." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, Deides Freire de Andrade, right, and Djalma Antonio Jardim, behind him, both who have a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," wait for medical attention at the Hospital Geral de Goias in Goiania, Goias state, Brazil. More than 20 people in the Araras community of about 800 have XP. That’s an incidence rate of about one in 40 people, far higher than the one in 1 million people in the United States who have it. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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In this April 9, 2014 photo, Djalma Antonio Jardim, who has a rare inherited skin disease known as xeroderma pigmentosum, or "XP," holds his number as he waits for medical attention at the Hospital Geral de Goias in Goiania, Goias state, Brazil. Those with the disease are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet rays from sunlight and highly susceptible to skin cancers. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)