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President Barack Obama, stands and applauds, center right, after signing HR 4348, the Surface Transportation Bill, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 6, 2012. The bill maintains jobs on transportation projects and prevents interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students. Also applauding are Sec. of Education Arne Duncan, from left, and Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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