FIle - In this Nov. 15, 2010, file photo Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, prepares for his appearance before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he faces 13 separate counts of violating House ethics rules. The 80-year-old Democrat from New York's Harlem neighborhood wants his punishment for ethics violations downgraded from censure to a reprimand, and is ready to make a last stand to salvage his reputation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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FIle - In this Nov. 15, 2010, file photo Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, prepares for his appearance before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he faces 13 separate counts of violating House ethics rules. The 80-year-old Democrat from New York's Harlem neighborhood wants his punishment for ethics violations downgraded from censure to a reprimand, and is ready to make a last stand to salvage his reputation.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FIle - In this Nov. 15, 2010, file photo Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, prepares for his appearance before the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct on Capitol Hill in Washington, where he faces 13 separate counts of violating House ethics rules. The 80-year-old Democrat from New York's Harlem neighborhood wants his punishment for ethics violations downgraded from censure to a reprimand, and is ready to make a last stand to salvage his reputation.
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