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Lame-duck Congress: What are the issues?

POSTED: 10:17 AM Nov 15 2012   UPDATED: 10:16 AM Nov 15 2012

The lame-duck Congress faces a long list of problems to solve by the end of the year.

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Congress faces a long do-list list as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for the first time since September for what's known as a "lame-duck" session until the end of the year. Here are some the big issues -- both big and small -- that they're set to address.

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