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FISCAL CLIFF COUNTDOWN. Finding Common Ground.
Both sides now concede that more tax revenues and cuts in entitlement spending are going to be necessary elements of a deal.

MORE PROTESTS IN EGYPT. Morsi Mess.
Anger in cities signals a prolonged standoff between the president and the opposition.

FIGHTING IN SYRIA. Violence Increases.
The Syrian capital of Damascus could be a new major battlefield in the conflict.

WORLD'S OLDEST PERSON. Dead At 116.
Ms. Bessie Cooper passed away peacefully at a Georgia nursing home in Georgia after having her hair set.

GRIZZLIES NOW FAIR GAME. Hunters Are Preparing.
The grizzly bear are about to lose its protection as a threatened species in the Northern Rockies.