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Associated Press
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY SEPT. 3 AND THEREAFTER - In a March 12, 2011 file photo, a mass pf protesters attend a rally with the Democratic senators who recently returned to the state, at Capitol Square, in Madison, Wis. All 14 Senate Democrats fled the state for three weeks in a failed attempt to stop Gov. Scott Walket's plan to balance the state budget, which included going after collective bargaining rights of state workers. Where once Americans who call themselves "Republican" or "Democrat" saw more eye-to-eye on issues such as the environment or government's role in helping the poor, their viewpoints are far more at odds. The largest divide now centers on the scope and role of government. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps, File)

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