The dome of the Washington Capitol is seen through the branches of cherry blossom trees March 30 in Olympia. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)

The dome of the Washington Capitol is seen through the branches of cherry blossom trees March 30 in Olympia. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, file)

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