The nation in brief

Posted: December 1, 2012 at 2:53 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “In Washington, nothing’s easy so there’s going to be some prolonged negotiations.” President Barack Obama, at a Pennsylvania toy factory, as Democrats and Republicans remained deadlocked over plans to avert the “fiscal cliff” Article, 1A

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