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  • Bipartisan duo sing "Long Black Veil" on the Senate floor

    Senators Mike Woodard (D) and Jerry Tillman (R) sing a rendition of "Long Back Veil" as the clock approaches midnight on the senate floor during the final hours of the long legislative session Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the State Legislative Building.

Senators Mike Woodard (D) and Jerry Tillman (R) sing a rendition of "Long Back Veil" as the clock approaches midnight on the senate floor during the final hours of the long legislative session Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the State Legislative Building. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Senators Mike Woodard (D) and Jerry Tillman (R) sing a rendition of "Long Back Veil" as the clock approaches midnight on the senate floor during the final hours of the long legislative session Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the State Legislative Building. Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
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