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U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu briefs the press in Washington, in this March 30, 2011, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu briefs the press in Washington, in this March 30, 2011, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu briefs the press in Washington, in this March 30, 2011, file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files
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U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu smiles as he attends the 56th IAEA General Conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu smiles as he attends the 56th IAEA General Conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu smiles as he attends the 56th IAEA General Conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna September 17, 2012. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer
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Washington Governor Christine Gregoire speaks at the "Love Wins: A Wedding Reception For All" event at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire speaks at the "Love Wins: A Wedding Reception For All" event at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire speaks at the "Love Wins: A Wedding Reception For All" event at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Shu Watanabe in Tokyo July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Shu Watanabe in Tokyo July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter adjusts his glasses during his meeting with Japanese Senior Vice Defence Minister Shu Watanabe in Tokyo July 20, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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