Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas answers a question from a television reporter on Nov. 6 in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Tea Party Texan Cruz Gives GOP Hope In Hunt For Hispanic Votes

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The majority of what happens on Jan. 1, 2013, is tax increases and cuts in tax deductions to pay for the changes coming in 2014. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What The Health Law Will Bring In 2013

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When completed, the Crazy Horse mountain carving will be 641 feet long by 563 feet high. Matthew Staver /Landov hide caption

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The Slow Carving Of The Crazy Horse Monument

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A member of Rio de Janeiro's Social Work Department speaks with crack addicts in a slum area known as "Crackland," during a police operation in the city in November. Christophe Simon /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil's Drug Epidemic: Welcome To 'Crackland'

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Peace Pilgrim near Topeka, Kan., in the late 1970s. She had walked 25,000 miles by 1964, and continued for almost two more decades. She carried only a pen, a comb, a toothbrush and a map. James B. Burton/Courtesy of Friends Of Peace Pilgrim hide caption

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Peace Pilgrim's 28-Year Walk For 'A Meaningful Way Of Life'

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Rep.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., appears at a news conference with newly elected Democratic House members in Washington on Nov. 13. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sinema, First Openly Bisexual Member Of Congress, Represents 'Changing Arizona'

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Hip-Hopping With A Harp

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The Hobbit Filmmaker Turns To Crime Documentary

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How 'Deferred Action' Will Affect Classrooms

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Waves crash over the Kulluk oil rig, which washed aground on Sitkalidak Island, Alaska. Officials say aircraft have not spotted any signs of a fuel leak from the rig, which reportedly does not contain crude oil. PA3 Jon Klingenberg/Coast Guard hide caption

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Rep. Cole Predicts 'Very Strong Majority' Will Approve Budget Deal In House

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Pakistanis welcome Muhammad Shahid Nazir, center, the singer of "One Pound Fish," at Lahore's airport Thursday. Hamza Ali/AP hide caption

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'One Pound Fish': A Pakistani Man's Passport To Fame

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