Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2012. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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At an April 25, 2010, service in Beckley, W. Va., for the 29 miners killed in the Upper Big Branch explosion, helmets — placed on crosses — were lined up in their honor. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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