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Acura MDX sport utility vehicles roll off the assembly line at a Honda plant in Lincoln, Ala., in May. Overseas investors have U.S. assets totaling nearly $4 trillion, including auto plants, banks and mines. Joe Songer/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden swears in Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) as his mother, Carolyn, holds a Bible on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young are running in a special runoff election Tuesday to fill Alabama's 1st congressional district seat. Phillip Rawls and Campaign of Dean Young/AP hide caption

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A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District

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Why Have So Few African-Americans Been Elected To The Senate?

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ACA Website: Is Government Technology Doomed To Fail?

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Pumpkins with likenesses of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on display at Madame Tussauds in New York, October 22, 2013. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Are Health Care Messages Playing With Americans?

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Obama's Message: Health Care Law Will Prove Itself In Time

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One person who got a letter canceling his health insurance was Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. He holds up the letter during a congressional hearing Wednesday on insurance problems. He says his family chose to buy private insurance rather than use the congressional plan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Notices Canceling Health Insurance Leave Many On Edge

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On Capitol Hill, A Statue And A Rock God Bring Politicians Together

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Obama Invokes Romneycare Success, Rollout Trouble In Boston Speech

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