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Obama Keeps Pressure On Congress Over Fiscal Cliff

In his push for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama met with small business leaders Tuesday at the White House.
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Battle Lines Drawn Over Old 'Miami Herald' Building

The Miami Herald's old headquarters on Biscayne Bay have been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami modernism architecture from the 50's and 60's. Demolition proponents — which include some prominent architects — say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving.
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Social Security Numbers Found In Parade Confetti

While watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a college student noticed that the confetti dropping on him and his friends had easy-to-see personal information. Most if it was from the Nassau Long Island Police Department and included Social Security numbers, names of police, and even information about Mitt Romney's motorcade. The Nassau Police Department says it's investigating.
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Puerto Rico Could Change Congress If Made A State

Robert Siegel talks with Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner in Washington, D.C., about support swelling on the island for U.S. statehood.
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ACLU Files Suit To Allow Women In Combat Positions

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit to eliminate remaining barriers to women in combat. The military has been opening more jobs to women, but they are still barred from being assigned to combat missions even though many continue to face fire in Afghanistan.
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Senators 'More Troubled' After Meeting With Rice

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, touted as a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with a small group of Republican Senate critics. They are unhappy with comments Rice made on TV shortly after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador and three others died. They say she incorrectly characterized the violence as a response to an anti-Islam video. After the closed-door meeting, the senators said they were more troubled than ever, and one promised to block her potential nomination. But it's unclear whether their views are gaining momentum.

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