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NPR's coverage of President Obama's comments on the "fiscal cliff" talks

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Could Post-Superstorm Sandy Rebuilding Energize The Economy?

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Hillary Clinton Is Hospitalized After Exam Finds a Blood Clot

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Areas Rebuilding After Sandy Seeking More Aid From Washington

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New York's Times Square Preps For Marquee New Year's Event

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Diana Vreeland's Rise To 'Empress Of Fashion'

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Is Our Economy Better Than Theirs?

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Dec. 4 in Brussels, before she fell ill. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Possum Drop Will Be Held In Brasstown, N.C.

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Popular Baby Names For 2013

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