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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015, photo, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., gestures as he speaks during a town hall meeting in Moore, Okla. Congress returns on Sept. 8 with a critical need for a characteristic that has been rare through a contentious spring and summer _ cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama. "It’s going to take a sense of give and take on both sides," said Cole. ":The big deal will be, ‘Can you come to a deal on transportation, debt ceiling and avoiding sequester?’ So a large budget deal will determine, I think, whether or not we’ve really been successful." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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