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Dallas Residents Weigh In On 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

The battle over the looming spending cuts and tax increases known as the "fiscal cliff" begins this week where it ended last week — deadlocked. While there is no agreement on how lawmakers should work out the details of a compromise, there is widespread consensus that a deal must get done for the good of the country.
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The Next Workplace? Behind The Wheel

From the back seat of a Bentley to the cab of a Ford F-150, NPR's Nina Gregory visits the L.A. Auto Show to check out the latest in mobile offices: vehicles designed for work.
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Pick A Number: Let's Play 'Cap Those Deductions'

Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but the tax policy he floated is sticking with congressional Republicans. Rather than raising rates, the GOP would prefer to shrink or eliminate deductions. So what would that do to the deficit — and to the middle class?
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Coast Guard Member Dies After Collision With Suspicious Boat

The boat, suspected of illegal activities, rammed into a Coast Guard vessel off of the Southern California coast, knocking two crew members in to the ocean.
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Busting The Filibuster: Setting New Terms

Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico tells host Guy Raz that next month might be the perfect time for Democrats to try a controversial technique to reform the filibuster.
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The Tax Battle Decoded: What $250,000 Gets You

As Congress and the White House battle over a tax and spending plan before the end of the year, one number is at the forefront: $250,000. That's the income level above which the White House wants taxes to rise. Host Guy Raz speaks with Reuters personal finance columnist Linda Stern about where that amount of money goes a long way, and where it doesn't. Plus NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in on the state of budget talks in Washington.

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