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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is seen on Capitol Hill shortly after being elected House majority leader in 2014. He's now the leading candidate to replace House Speaker John Boehner when he retires next month. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Lucky Guy? Kevin McCarthy Once Won The Lottery. Now He Might Be Speaker

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In his congressional office, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., drinks from the glass of water Pope Francis used during his speech to Congress. Stan White/U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's office via AP hide caption

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The tables are set in the State Dining Room of the White House for Friday's state dinner honoring visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference Monday in Madison, Wis., where he announced that he is suspending his Republican presidential campaign. Morry Gash/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner is yet again facing a backlash from conservatives over his approach in trying to avoid a government shutdown. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that gathered outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., on Thursday. Supporters of jailed County Clerk Kim Davis plan a prayer rally to call for her release. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Obama Acknowledges There's Much More Work To Do In New Orleans

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