A lone observer sits in the north gallery of the House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2016. The House had an extraordinarily contentious Thursday, and it was unclear how much they would accomplish Friday as they were in recess much of the morning.
A lone observer sits in the north gallery of the House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2016. The House had an extraordinarily contentious Thursday, and it was unclear how much they would accomplish Friday as they were in recess much of the morning. Rogelio V. Solis AP
A lone observer sits in the north gallery of the House chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Friday morning, Feb. 26, 2016. The House had an extraordinarily contentious Thursday, and it was unclear how much they would accomplish Friday as they were in recess much of the morning. Rogelio V. Solis AP

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