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              FILE  - In an Aug. 16, 2010, file photo shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles i

    FILE - In an Aug. 16, 2010, file photo shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles i

    Posted: 8/1/2012 6:13:38 AM EST
    FILE - In an Aug. 16, 2010, file photo shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats, most run by mom-and-pop operations, to install turtle-saving gear in their nets to protect the turtles, whose survival has gained renewed concern after BP's catastrophic 2010 Gulf oil spill. The spill prompted closer study of turtle deaths, though scientists have concluded that most were due to drowning and not effects of the spill.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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              In a July 18, 2012 photo, a Kemp's Ridley turtle swims while being rehabbed from injuries sustained from a boat strike in the Gulf of Mexico, at the Audubon Aquatics Center in New Orlea

    In a July 18, 2012 photo, a Kemp's Ridley turtle swims while being rehabbed from injuries sustained from a boat strike in the Gulf of Mexico, at the Audubon Aquatics Center in New Orlea

    Posted: 8/1/2012 6:13:38 AM EST
    In a July 18, 2012 photo, a Kemp's Ridley turtle swims while being rehabbed from injuries sustained from a boat strike in the Gulf of Mexico, at the Audubon Aquatics Center in New Orleans. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats, most run by mom-and-pop operations, to install turtle-saving gear in their nets to protect the turtles, whose survival has gained renewed concern after BP's catastrophic 2010 Gulf oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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              FILE PHOTO - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat is seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Efforts to protect endang

    FILE PHOTO - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat is seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Efforts to protect endang

    Posted: 8/1/2012 6:13:38 AM EST
    FILE PHOTO - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat is seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the Chandeleur Islands, off the Southeastern tip of Louisiana. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats, most run by mom-and-pop operations, to install turtle-saving gear in their nets to protect the turtles, whose survival has gained renewed concern after BP's catastrophic 2010 Gulf oil spill. The spill prompted closer study of turtle deaths, though scientists have concluded that most were due to drowning and not effects of the spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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              FILE - In an Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in

    FILE - In an Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in

    Posted: 8/1/2012 6:13:38 AM EST
    FILE - In an Aug. 16, 2010 file photo, shrimpers haul in their catch in Bastian Bay, near Empire, La., on the first day of shrimping season. Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats, most run by mom-and-pop operations, to install turtle-saving gear in their nets to protect the turtles, whose survival has gained renewed concern after BP's catastrophic 2010 Gulf oil spill. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
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              In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, flips wings in the air to coat them in sauce at one of his restaurants in Greeley, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when

    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, flips wings in the air to coat them in sauce at one of his restaurants in Greeley, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when

    Posted: 7/21/2012 7:43:27 PM EST
    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, flips wings in the air to coat them in sauce at one of his restaurants in Greeley, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when he opened a hole-in-the wall chicken wing shack eight years ago in Greeley. He expanded during the recession and in June 2012, opened his fourth place in a 30-mile range. "There were times when I was self-conscious talking to neighbors and fellow business owners," he says. "I kind of played down our success just not to come across as bragging." Politically, Seifried says he agrees with the president's position that the top 1 percent should contribute more taxes, but "I don’t feel the federal government is efficient with the money that they do bring in. ... I'm only 28. In consider myself socially liberal …, but I don’t think Democrat or Republican is the answer." (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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              In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, stands next to a sign advertising special prices at his new restaurant in Windsor, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when

    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, stands next to a sign advertising special prices at his new restaurant in Windsor, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when

    Posted: 7/21/2012 7:43:27 PM EST
    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried, owner of the Wing Shack, stands next to a sign advertising special prices at his new restaurant in Windsor, Colo. Seifried was just 20 when he opened a hole-in-the wall chicken wing shack eight years ago in Greeley. He expanded during the recession and in June 2012, opened his fourth place in a 30-mile range. "There were times when I was self-conscious talking to neighbors and fellow business owners," he says. "I kind of played down our success just not to come across as bragging." Politically, Seifried says he agrees with the president's position that the top 1 percent should contribute more taxes, but "I don’t feel the federal government is efficient with the money that they do bring in. ... I'm only 28. In consider myself socially liberal …, but I don’t think Democrat or Republican is the answer." (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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              In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried stands in his original Chicken Shack restaurant in Greeley, Colo. Seifried, was just 20 when he opened the hole-in-the wall restaurant eight

    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried stands in his original Chicken Shack restaurant in Greeley, Colo. Seifried, was just 20 when he opened the hole-in-the wall restaurant eight

    Posted: 7/21/2012 7:43:27 PM EST
    In this July 12, 2012 photo, Brian Seifried stands in his original Chicken Shack restaurant in Greeley, Colo. Seifried, was just 20 when he opened the hole-in-the wall restaurant eight years ago in Greeley. He expanded during the recession and in June 2012, opened his fourth place in a 30-mile range. "There were times when I was self-conscious talking to neighbors and fellow business owners," he says. "I kind of played down our success just not to come across as bragging." Politically, Seifried says he agrees with the president's position that the top 1 percent should contribute more taxes, but "I don’t feel the federal government is efficient with the money that they do bring in. ... I'm only 28. In consider myself socially liberal …, but I don’t think Democrat or Republican is the answer." (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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              FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plum Island, off the coast of New York's Long Island shows is shown i

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plum Island, off the coast of New York's Long Island shows is shown i

    Posted: 7/18/2012 6:23:20 PM EST
    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plum Island, off the coast of New York's Long Island shows is shown in an aerial photo. The General Services Administration’s draft environmental impact statement, due to be published Friday, July 20, 2012 in the Federal Register, recommends that the federal government go ahead with the planned sale of the pork chop-shaped 840-acre island off the eastern tip of Long Island. (AP Photo/USDA-ARS, File)
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              FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law

    FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law

    Posted: 7/14/2012 8:58:27 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens. The agreement, made in a letter Scott’s administration that was obtained by The Associated Press, grants the state access to a list of resident non citizens maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. The Obama administration had denied Florida’s request for months. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
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              FILE - In this combo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012.

    FILE - In this combo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012.

    Posted: 7/10/2012 6:38:23 PM EST
    FILE - In this combo made from file images provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use by the fall of 2012. An appeals court says New York City cannot try to scare smokers by requiring grotesque images of diseased lungs and decaying gums at stores that sell cigarettes. It says the federal government gets to decide how to warn people about the dangers of smoking tobacco. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its ruling Tuesday, July 10, 2012. It rejected a 2009 city Board of Health resolution requiring tobacco retailers to display signs bearing graphic images showing the adverse health effects of smoking. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012, file photo, Idaho State Rep. Eric Anderson poses in his offices in the Idaho Capitol in Boise with an Idaho license plate he left for six months in Lake Mea

    FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012, file photo, Idaho State Rep. Eric Anderson poses in his offices in the Idaho Capitol in Boise with an Idaho license plate he left for six months in Lake Mea

    Posted: 7/10/2012 6:03:21 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012, file photo, Idaho State Rep. Eric Anderson poses in his offices in the Idaho Capitol in Boise with an Idaho license plate he left for six months in Lake Mead near Las Vegas to be encrusted with quagga mussels. A regional power planning group from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana is pursuing $2 million from the federal government to help fend off the menace of invasive mussels that have clogged Colorado River reservoirs since 2007. These states and others say they're frustrated by the number of boats that continue to come from Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona over their borders infested with quagga and zebra mussels. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)
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              File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, Andrew Munoz, of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, holds up a rock covered with the invasive quagga mussels at Lake Mead National Recreatio

    File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, Andrew Munoz, of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, holds up a rock covered with the invasive quagga mussels at Lake Mead National Recreatio

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:43:31 PM EST
    File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, Andrew Munoz, of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, holds up a rock covered with the invasive quagga mussels at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. A regional power planning group from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana is pursuing $2 million from the federal government to help fend off the menace of invasive mussels that have clogged Colorado River reservoirs since 2007. These states and others say they're frustrated by the number of boats that continue to come from Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona over their borders infested with quagga and zebra mussels. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
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              File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. A regio

    File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. A regio

    Posted: 7/10/2012 4:43:31 PM EST
    File - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, invasive quagga mussels cover this formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nev. A regional power planning group from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana is pursuing $2 million from the federal government to help fend off the menace of invasive mussels that have clogged Colorado River reservoirs since 2007. These states and others say they're frustrated by the number of boats that continue to come from Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona over their borders infested with quagga and zebra mussels. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 12:05:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 8, 2012 file picture Dutch soccer fans pass a protest poster that calls for release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kiev, Ukraine on their way to view the Euro 2012 soccer match between The Netherlands and Denmark at a public view area . Germany's justice ministers are set to meet the daughter of Ukraine's imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko this week when Germany's national soccer team plays against the Netherlands in its first Euro 2012 match in Ukraine. Hesse state justice minister Joerg-Uwe Hahn told German news agency dapd on Sunday June 10, 2012 that Eugenia Tymoshenko will discuss her mother's fate with the ministers from the country's 16 states and their counterpart from the federal government on Wednesday June 13, in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany. (AP Photo/dapd/ Nigel Treblin,File)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 12:05:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2011 file picture Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, answers questions during an interview with German news agency dapd in Kiev. Germany's justice ministers are set to meet the daughter of Ukraine's imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko this week when Germany's national soccer team plays against the Netherlands in its first Euro 2012 match in Ukraine. Hesse state justice minister Joerg-Uwe Hahn told German news agency dapd on Sunday June 10, 2012 that Eugenia Tymoshenko will discuss her mother's fate with the ministers from the country's 16 states and their counterpart from the federal government on Wednesday June 13, n the city of Wiesbaden, Germany. (AP Photo/dapd/ Alexey Furman,File)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 12:35:46 PM EST
    German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier, Rhineland-Palatinate state governor Kurt Beck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Schleswig-Holstein state governor Peter Harry Carstensen and German Economic Minister Philipp Roesler attend a news conference after a meeting of the federal government and the German states about the countries' energy future at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 12:35:45 PM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a meeting of the federal government and the German states governors about the countries' energy future at the chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 10:15:45 AM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after a meeting of the federal government and the German states governors about the countries' energy future at the chancellery in Berlin on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
  •  - Tea Party members meet with Tennessee Representative Mark Pody to discuss legislation in Nashville Tennessee

    Tea Party members meet with Tennessee Representative Mark Pody to discuss legislation in Nashville Tennessee

    Posted: 5/18/2012 6:56:15 AM EST
    Tea Party members meet with Tennessee Representative Mark Pody (back) to discuss legislation in Nashville, Tennessee April 4, 2012. In 2010, Republicans wooed the Tea Party movement, promising them lower taxes and constitutionally limited government - where real power would devolve to the states and the federal government would be restricted to areas like national defense. In return, Tea Party activists helped Republicans expand majorities in red states like Tennessee and take the U.S. House of Representatives and 20 state legislative chambers around the country. These Republican majorities have pushed voter identification and anti-abortion bills, or followed Wisconsin's lead in curtailing public sector workers' collective bargaining rights. Picture taken April 4. REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Tea Party members meet with Representative Mark Pody in his office in Nashville, Tennessee

    Tea Party members meet with Representative Mark Pody in his office in Nashville, Tennessee

    Posted: 5/18/2012 6:54:52 AM EST
    Tea Party members Mishelle Perkins (L) and Kurt Potter (back R) along with Clay Stubblefield (front R), president of the Young Republicans at Tennessee Technological University, meet with Representative Mark Pody in his office in Nashville, Tennessee April 4, 2012. In 2010, Republicans wooed the Tea Party movement, promising them lower taxes and constitutionally limited government - where real power would devolve to the states and the federal government would be restricted to areas like national defense. In return, Tea Party activists helped Republicans expand majorities in red states like Tennessee and take the U.S. House of Representatives and 20 state legislative chambers around the country. These Republican majorities have pushed voter identification and anti-abortion bills, or followed Wisconsin's lead in curtailing public sector workers' collective bargaining rights. Picture taken April 4. REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)