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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, leaves the Senate chamber as Senate Republicans stalled the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next defense secretary, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Murkowski was one of four Republicans who voted with Democrats to end the debate and proceed to a final vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)