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Newt Gingrich with K.C., a 50-pound Binturong bearcat (Credit: AP)

Newt Gingrich with K.C., a 50-pound Binturong bearcat from Southeast Asia at Capitol Hill in Washington. (April 5, 1995)

Newt Gingrich and his family through the years

Photos of 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his family through the years.

Newton Gingrich meets with reporters in Washington D.C.
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Newton Gingrich meets with reporters in Washington D.C. (March 1, 1979)

Newt Gingrich talks to reporters outside the White
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Newt Gingrich talks to reporters outside the White House after he met with President Reagan on Central America. (June 23, 1983)

Newt Gingrich laughs at a joke told by
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Newt Gingrich laughs at a joke told by President Ronald Reagan in Atlanta. (Jan. 26, 1984)

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Newt Gingrich addresses a rally on the U.S.
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Newt Gingrich addresses a rally on the U.S. Capitol steps in Washington supporting a Constitutional amendment thatwould permit voluntary prayer in public schools. (March 5, 1984)

An undated photo of Newt Gingrich and his
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An undated photo of Newt Gingrich and his parents.

Newt Gingrich waves to passersby at an office
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Newt Gingrich waves to passersby at an office park in Smyrna, Ga., whilestanding next to a pickup truck carrying an oversize campaign sign. (Nov. 3, 1992)

Newt Gingrich takes part in a rally against
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Newt Gingrich takes part in a rally against President Clinton’s energy tax on Capitol Hill in Washington. (May 20, 1993)

Newt Gingrich and congressional candidate Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
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Newt Gingrich and congressional candidate Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga. (April 15, 1994)

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Newt Gingrich addresses Republican Congressional candidates on Capitol
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Newt Gingrich addresses Republican Congressional candidates on Capitol Hill during a rally where they pledged a "Contract with America." (Sept. 27, 1994)

Newt Gingrich gestures while meeting with the Mighty
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Newt Gingrich gestures while meeting with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jan. 4, 1995)

Newt Gingrich with K.C., a 50-pound Binturong bearcat
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Newt Gingrich with K.C., a 50-pound Binturong bearcat from Southeast Asia at Capitol Hill in Washington. (April 5, 1995)

Newt Gingrich takes a moment to gather his
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Newt Gingrich takes a moment to gather his thoughts before speaking at Marietta synagogue. (April 9, 1995)

Newt Gingrich blows out the candles on his

Newt Gingrich blows out the candles on his 53rd birthday cake. (June 16, 1995)

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Newt Gingrich holds a red-tailed hawk during a
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Newt Gingrich holds a red-tailed hawk during a visit with Columbus Zoo officials in his Capitol Hill office. (June 27, 1995)

Newt Gingrich and former first lady Nancy Reagan
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Newt Gingrich and former first lady Nancy Reagan pause at a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan in the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. (July 21, 1995)

Newt Gingrich laughs while talking about his book
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Newt Gingrich laughs while talking about his book in Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 22, 1995)

Newt Gingrich's sister, Candace Gingrich, poses for a
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Newt Gingrich's sister, Candace Gingrich, poses for a photograph in Los Angeles. (Jan.16, 1996)

House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with members of
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with members of the media at Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle. (Jan. 11, 1996)

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Newt Gingrich gestures as he speaks against the
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Newt Gingrich gestures as he speaks against the recent hikes in gasoline price. (April 27, 1996)

House Speaker Newt Gingrich looks into the trunk

House Speaker Newt Gingrich looks into the trunk of an African elephant while visiting the zoo in Los Angels with actress Betty White. (May 19, 1996)

Newt Gingrich's sister Candace Gingrich, right, shares a
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Newt Gingrich's sister Candace Gingrich, right, shares a laugh with her partner Kris Pratt while attending the Gay and Lesbian Ball in Washington. (Jan. 20, 1997)

House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Ga. gestures prior
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Ga. gestures prior to appearing on the ABC Television show "This Week," in Washington. Gingrich discussed various topics including the Republican agenda and the nomination of William Weld to become ambassador to Mexico. (Sept. 14 , 1997)

Newt Gingrich and his wife Marianne arrive at
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Newt Gingrich and his wife Marianne arrive at the Peers entrance of London's Houses of Parliament. (Dec. 3, 1997)

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Congresswoman Mary Bono and House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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Congresswoman Mary Bono and House Speaker Newt Gingrich enjoy a preview of "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience" during a visit to Disneyland. (May 2, 1998)

Newt Gingrich works alongside Catholic and Protestant volunteers
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Newt Gingrich works alongside Catholic and Protestant volunteers while laying the foundations of a new home in "The Houses That Congress Built," a Habitat for Humanity project in Glencairn Estate, Belfast. (Aug. 11, 1998)

President Clinton joins House Speaker Newt Gingrich in
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President Clinton joins House Speaker Newt Gingrich in applause after South African President Nelson Mandela was presented the Congressional Gold Medal. (Sept. 23, 1998)

House Speaker Newt Gingrich accepts the congratulations of
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich accepts the congratulations of his wife, Marianne, and supporters afterwinning re-election to his Congressional seat. (Nov. 3, 1998)

House Speaker Newt Gingrich says goodbye to friend
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich says goodbye to friend and supporter Hamilton Boone, as his wife Marianne looks on as he leaves his final townhall meeting in Marietta., Ga. (Dec. 12, 1998)

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Marianne Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt
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Marianne Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, sits next to her attorney during a hearing in Marietta, Ga. (Nov. 11, 1999)

Calista Bisek, accompanied by her father Alfonse Bisek,
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Calista Bisek, accompanied by her father Alfonse Bisek, decends the stairs of the Morrison House hotel at the start of her wedding to former House speaker Newt Gingrich in Alexandria, Va. (Aug. 7, 2000)

Newt Gingrich stands next to his portrait at
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Newt Gingrich stands next to his portrait at the unveiling ceremony in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington. (Nov. 15, 2000)

In this file photo, former House speakers Newt
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In this file photo, former House speakers Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi tape a message for the Alliance for Climate Protection. (April 3, 2008)

Newt Gingrich with his granddaughter Maggie Cushman after
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Newt Gingrich with his granddaughter Maggie Cushman after a rally in South Carolina. (Jan. 21, 2012)

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Newt Gingrich waves to the crowd with his
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Newt Gingrich waves to the crowd with his wife Callista during a rally in South Carolina. (Jan. 21, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife,
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, leave an event following the close of the Iowa caucus at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (Jan. 3, 2012)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista walk from his campaign bus during a campaign stop at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club in Dubuque, Iowa. (Dec. 27, 2011)

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich,
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Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, with his wife Callista, holds an oversize replica of an ax after signing a pledge to cut taxes, spending and government in Concord, N.H. (Oct. 25, 2011)

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
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Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich greets supporters in Charleston, S.C., with his wife Callista. (Nov. 28, 2011)

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In this Aug. 12, 2011 file photo,
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In this Aug. 12, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential hopeful former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista buy a pork chop lunch as they campaign at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks as his
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks as his wife Callista looks on during a meeting with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in the governor's office in Atlanta. Gingrich said he is launching a website to explore a run for president. (March 3, 2011)

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