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National Governors Association Vice Chariman Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, left, with Chairman Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware, speaks during a news conference at the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. U.S. governors urged Washington to avoid spending cuts that would affect states' defense and federal agencies, called the "sequester," and expressed concerns that a looming end to a stopgap spending measure and another deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling would hamper their economic recovery. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)