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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, followed by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)