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

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Financial Markets Watching Fiscal Cliff Talks Closely

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Obama Says A Deal Is 'Within Sight' But Not Done Yet

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What Stalled Congress On The Fiscal Cliff?

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As Final Hours Tick Away, Fiscal Deal Said To Be 'Very Close'

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President Obama Speaks On The 'Fiscal Cliff'

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Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback

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Is Our Economy Better Than Theirs?

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Tea Party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protested outside the Supreme Court in June as justices debated the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Secretary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot

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