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President Obama is introduced to the Business Roundtable by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney in Washington on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Obama And House GOP Engage In Fiscal Cliff Talks, Only Briefly With Each Other

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Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, warns that consumer spending will drop if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal on spending cuts and tax increases. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Looming Spending Cuts Would Hit Hard All Over

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Cleanup continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York on Nov. 29. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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White House To Seek Emergency Sandy Funds

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Lyndon Johnson, then the vice president-elect, with a prize-winning Hereford bull on his ranch near Johnson City, Texas, in 1960. Linguists say the twang that has long been synonymous with Texans is fading. AP hide caption

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Texas Twang Fixin' To Ride Off Into The Sunset

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Hullo: The real Queen Elizabeth II, we swear, in 1961. PA Photos /Landov hide caption

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Egads! Aussie DJ Pretends To Be Queen, Gets Hospital To Talk About Kate

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As Two States Legalize Pot, Tommy Chong Isn't Nostalgic About The Old Days

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Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

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Patriarch Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem (center), splashes holy water toward worshippers after the washing of the feet ceremony in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in 2009, during Easter celebrations. A crisis was narrowly averted recently when the church's $2.3 million water bill was waived. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel, Christians Negotiate The Price Of Holy Water

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In Arid West, Cheatgrass Turns Fires Into Infernos

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