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  • (L-R) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG), ahead of the International Munich Security Conference, in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 11, 2016. (Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

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  • President Barack Obama talks with Ellen DeGeneres during a commercial break while taping a show segment of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. More than a dozen states over the past two years have strengthened laws meant to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

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  • Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where they both live. Jan. 15, 2016 (Kimberly Miccio via AP)

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  • A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, in Soyapango, 6 kilometers east of San Salvador, on Jan. 27, 2016. Health authorities have issued a national alert against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika virus which might cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Jeremy R. Haft, CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, and co-founder and chairman of Caracal Strategies, a business advisory firm, speaks at the East-West Center, July 20, on his new book, "Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth about China’s Economic Miracle." Haft has started and built companies in China for nearly two decades. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

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  • An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office in Miami, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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  • Jewel thief Doris Payne speaks during an interview in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 2016. The 85-year-old has managed to walk off with pricey jewels in countless thefts around the world for over six decades. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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  • A U.S. Army soldier, from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, walks his tour at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 22, 2012. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaks in Hanover, N.H., on Jan. 14, 2016. There was a time when Democrats fretted about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign becoming a coronation, leaving her without the tests of a primary season to prepare for a general election matchup against the Republican nominee. In the past two weeks, the race for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination has evolved from relatively civil disagreement over policy into a contentious winter competition between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • Army Spc. Ethan Mitchell (R) points out an objective to Army Spc. Raymon Najera during a live-fire exercise in Konotop, Poland, on Jan. 18. The U.S. military is increasing its presence in Europe, to counter increased aggression from Russia. (Sgt. Paige Behringer/U.S. Army)

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Clemson, S.C., on Feb. 10, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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  • St. Augustine Hall located on St. John's University's Queens campus. (Zeuscgp/Wikpedia Commons)

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  • Former Republican Presidential candidate New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting at Dynamic Network Services on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Drops Out of Presidential Race

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  • Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina holds "Coffee With Carly" at Blake's Restaurant in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2016. Candidates are in a last push for votes ahead of the first in the nation primary on Feb. 9. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie speaks at a No Labels Problem Solver convention in Manchester, N.H. No Labels, a bipartisan group created to bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats says six presidential hopefuls have found some common ground on the nation’s future. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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  • President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  • Eric Ueland of the Senate Budget Committee distributes copies of US President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 9, 2016. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • President Barack Obama at a news conference in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  • From left, Maryland Dels. Curtis S. Anderson, Frank M. Conaway Jr. and Cheryl D. Glenn confer as Maryland lawmakers gathered for the start of their annual 90-day legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall campaign event at the Londonderry Lions Club Monday in Londonderry, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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  • Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani waits to testify at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security hearing at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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