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US congress to dive back into 'fiscal cliff' talks

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As Congress prepared to dive back into "fiscal cliff" talks on Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, there were encouraging signs that Republican intransigence on tax could be easing. 

Barack Obama (right) and his daughters Malia (left) and Sasha shop at One More Page Books on Small Business Saturdayin the Falls Church neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. As Congress prepared to dive back into "fiscal cliff" talks on Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday, there were encouraging signs that Republican intransigence on tax could be easing.

For the second time in days, a leading Republican, this time Senator Lindsey Graham, edged toward violating something that had been sacrosanct -- a longstanding pledge signed by many in his party never to raise taxes.

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