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This Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo shows the stretch of Thomas Road near Brauer Road in Metamora Township, Mich. where 46-year-old Craig Sytsma, of Livonia, was killed after being attacked by two dogs while jogging around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The owner of two dogs that fatally mauled Sytsma could be charged after the attack, which was the third since 2012 involving canines from the same property, officials said. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Amanda Emery) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
This Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo shows the stretch of Thomas Road near Brauer Road in Metamora Township, Mich. where 46-year-old Craig Sytsma, of Livonia, was...
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess. The institutional split of a Republican-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate has added up to inaction, especially in a midterm election year with control of the Senate at stake. Lawmakers have struggled to compromise on a handful of bills to deal with the nation's pressing problems amid overwhelming partisanship.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress...
This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. The action comes as the Senate is set to vote Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new VA secretary, replacing Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson.  (AP Photo)
This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have...
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In this June 19, 2014, file photo, chef Alex Tretter carries a tray of cannabis-infused peanut butter and jelly cups to the oven for baking at Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established Denver-based gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets throughout the state. Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they are eating. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
In this June 19, 2014, file photo, chef Alex Tretter carries a tray of cannabis-infused peanut butter and jelly cups to the oven for baking at Sweet Grass...
R&B singer Usher attends the 15th anniversary celebration of his New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Usher felt overwhelmed by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th year anniversary luncheon. Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, director Kenny Leon and producer Jermaine Dupri were among the 450-plus attendees at foundation's President's Circle Awards luncheon in downtown Atlanta on Thursday. The nonprofit organization founded by the Grammy-winning singer also celebrated raising $1 million. This is a passion fuel for me, Usher said Thursday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
R&B singer Usher attends the 15th anniversary celebration of his New Look Foundation, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Atlanta. Usher felt overwhelmed by the amount of...
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with BAE Systems employees in Nashua, N.H. after campaigning for Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire, Walt Havenstein, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Christie has been traveling around the country boosting Republican candidates in his role as chair of the Republican Governors Association. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie shakes hands with BAE Systems employees in Nashua, N.H. after campaigning for Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire,...
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A demonstrator is arrested in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, where faith leaders and activists demonstrated to ask President Barack Obama to modify his deportations policies, on Thursday July 31 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)
A demonstrator is arrested in front of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, where faith leaders and activists demonstrated to ask President...
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This Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo shows Pennine Funeral Home, on Grove Street, in Providence, R.I., where bodies and remains that had been stored for up to a decade or more, were found a week earlier. The funeral home's director, Alfred Pennine, committed suicide July 21 in New Hampshire, according to authorities. (AP Photo/Providence Journal, Steve Szydlowski) NO SALES; RHODE ISLAND OUT
This Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo shows Pennine Funeral Home, on Grove Street, in Providence, R.I., where bodies and remains that had been stored for up to a...