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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares to announce a debt ceiling deal in July 2011. That deal laid the foundation for the across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect on New Year's Day, 2013. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Before The Showdown: The Long Road To The Fiscal Cliff

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Before The Showdown: The Long Road To The Fiscal Cliff

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Walmart associate Angel Campos stocks Christmas decorations Wednesday ahead of the pre-Black Friday event at the Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Rosemead, Calif. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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A Thanksgiving Feast For The Ears And Eyes

On Thanksgiving, Stores Serve Up A Side Of Shopping

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On Thanksgiving, Stores Serve Up A Side Of Shopping

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Still Life with Fruit and Nuts, by Robert Seldon Duncanson Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington hide caption

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The Salt

A Readable Feast: Poems To Feed 'The Hungry Ear'

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A Readable Feast: Poems To Feed 'The Hungry Ear'

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In this image provided by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right), Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal meets with Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday. Morsi has won praise for brokering the cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel. AP hide caption

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Middle East

Egypt's Morsi Praised For Cease-Fire As Talks Begin

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Egypt's Morsi Praised For Cease-Fire As Talks Begin

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman shake hands in front of the media after giving a statement in Jerusalem last month. Netanyahu said his Likud Party will join forces with the hard-line party of his foreign minister in upcoming parliamentary elections. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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Ruling Party's Rightward Shift Causes Consternation In Israel

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Lincoln biographer Ronald White lauds the accuracy of Daniel Day-Lewis' depiction of the 16th president. DreamWorks hide caption

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Movie Interviews

We Ask A Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'?

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We Ask A Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'?

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President Nixon pardons a turkey in 1969. There's quite a celebratory banquet scene in the John Adams opera, Nixon in China. Nixon White House Photographs Series/The U.S. National Archives via Flickr hide caption

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A Thanksgiving Feast For The Ears And Eyes

'Don Giovanni' To 'Nixon In China': Holiday Feasts In Opera

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'Don Giovanni' To 'Nixon In China': Holiday Feasts In Opera

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