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Friday, December 28, 2012 5:31 pm

Senate leaders in last-ditch fiscal cliff talks

By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press

The Senate's top Democrat and Republican say they're entering last-minute talks with the White House aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff.

Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP leader Mitch McConnell gave the relatively upbeat assessment after the duo and top House leaders had what McConnell called a "good" meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday.