Republican Senate candidates Jerry Moran (left) and Todd Tiahrt shake hands after their first televised debate July 6 at the studio of NBC affiliate KSNT-27, in Topeka. The debate was moderated by Bob Beatty and Kelli Stegeman.
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Michael Bromwich, the new director of what is now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, testifies before a Senate panel as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar listens on June 23.
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