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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala arrives for a press conference in a theater in Paris, France. When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech. Since the rampage, French authorities have arrested dozens of people _ including Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala _ for appearing to praise the terrorists or encourage more attacks. That has unleashed accusations of a double standard, in which free speech applies to those who mock Islam while Muslims are penalized for expressing their own provocative views. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Dieudonne later suggested he was being silenced by free-speech hypocrisy. “You consider me like Amedy Coulibaly when I am no different from Charlie,” he wrote in an open letter to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

FILE - In this March 4, 2014 file photo, William Koch is interviewed in New York. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio seems to be moving toward a bid for the Republicans' presidential nomination, and late Sunday he joins Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky for an audience with the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

“Jeb Bush is going to be a very credible candidate. I think he’s going to raise a lot of money,” Rubio said this past week. “He’s got an extraordinary network of donor around the country and I know he’ll be a strong candidate if he runs.”

This undated photo made available by Oxitec shows a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in their U.K. lab. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering releasing the non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes modified by Oxitec to pass along a birth defect to their progeny, thus killing off the next generation of the mosquitoes that can carry dengue and chikungunya. The FDA is planning to release the mosquitos in a neighborhood of 444 homes near Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Oxitec, Derric Nimmo)

“This is essentially using a mosquito as a drug to cure disease,” said Michael Doyle, executive director of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, which is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow the experiment.

FILE - This July, 2001 aerial file photo shows the Coastal Plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain, as a wilderness area. The designation would seal the area off from oil exploration and give it the highest degree of federal protection available to public lands. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

“I have tried to work with this administration — even though they’ve made it extremely difficult every step of the way — but those days are officially over,” said Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska’s senior senator and the chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “We are left with no choice but to hit back as hard as we can.”

President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Obama returned from a two-day trip where he talked about the themes he laid out in his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“As a matter of longstanding practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country,” National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.

Pro-abortion rights supporters hold up signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, as they wait for the arrival of anti-abortion demonstrators during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“This march is part of a longer one, and our destination is clear: to secure and protect the rights of every unborn child. When there is disagreement, we should pause and listen closely. When there is movement, we should rejoice, and the House’s vote to ban taxpayer funding of abortion is cause for doing so,” he said.

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