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U.S. at ‘Cliff’s’ Edge

Pact proves elusive as deadline on taxes nears

December 31, 2012
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Capitol Hill deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

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