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Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., stands with her family for a ceremonial photo with Speaker of the House John Boehner, left, at the Capitol after the new 113th Congress convened on Thursday in Washington.

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More fiscal clashes loom as new Congress opens

A new Congress opened for business Thursday to confront long-festering national problems, deficits and immigration among them, in an intensely partisan and crisis-driven era of divided government.

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