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Ben Carson speaks at a town hall in New Hampshire Wednesday. At a later event, he joked about throwing rocks at cars as a child, but "that was back in the days before" the police "would shoot you." Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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"I think there's a move that needs to be made toward accelerating what's already inevitable, which is a clean-energy transition that'll create jobs, safeguard our environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil," Jay Faison told NPR. Courtesy ClearPath hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at a news conference in July, as Speaker John Boehner looks on. McCarthy announced Monday he would run to replace Boehner, who is resigning. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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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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House Speaker John Boehner gets emotional and wipes his face during a news conference on Capitol Hill in which he announced he would be resigning at the end of October. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Values Voter Summit attendees cheer Boehner's resignation

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