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A sign explains the taxes that will be added for liquor customers at check-out at a Costco warehouse store Friday, June 1, 2012, in Seattle. Private retailers begin selling spirits for the first time under a voter-approved initiative kicking the state out of the liquor business. The initiative allows stores larger than 10,000 square feet and some smaller stores to sell hard alcohol.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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