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New research suggests that increasing numbers of people want to live among those who share their politics. In this April 2010 photo, an aerial view of a Tucson, Ariz., housing development. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (left) with Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Capitol Hill in July. Both senators favor curtailing the minority's right to filibuster judicial nominees. Jose Luis Magana/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., arrives for a hearing with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill last month. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Mayor Rob Ford talks during a City Council debate in Toronto on Nov. 13. Nathan Denette/AP hide caption

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Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley speaks during an Oct. 27 fundraiser for his Senate campaign at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Braley was one of 39 Democrats who voted Friday for legislation to allow insurance companies to continue offering policies that would otherwise be canceled because they don't meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act. Scott Morgan/AP hide caption

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Lobbyists for Citigroup, one of the country's largest banks, offered lawmakers draft language for a bill that was obtained by New York Times and Mother Jones reporters. And 70 of the 85 lines in the final House bill reflected Citigroup's recommendations. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, appearing with his family, waves goodbye to supporters after conceding the Virginia governor's race to Terry McAuliffe. Cuccinelli's stronger-than-expected run became the dominant story on Election Night. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at a 2011 news conference on Capitol Hill. On Monday, Heller announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Winston Churchill opens the new headquarters of a Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadron at Croydon in 1948. Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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