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Obama: ‘The American People Are Watching What We Do Here’

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I'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time, the president said after meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday.Enlarge image i

“I’m optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can ...

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Congressional Leaders Hopeful As Fiscal Cliff Deadline Nears

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Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives at the West Wing of the White House on Friday for talks with President  Barack Obama and other congressional leaders aimed at avoiding the fiscal cliff.Enlarge image i

Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives at the West Wing ...

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Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption: Unresolved Issues In France

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A man wears a costume reading Dad and Mom during a demonstration against gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in Nice, France, in October.Enlarge image i

A man wears a costume reading “Dad” and “Mom” during a demonstration against gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples ...

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Another Side Effect Of Chemotherapy: ‘Chemo Brain’

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Dr. Jame Abraham used positron emission tomography, or PET, scans to understand differences in brain metabolism before and after chemotherapy.Enlarge image i

Dr. Jame Abraham used positron emission tomography, or PET, scans to understand differences in brain metabolism before and after chemotherapy.

Assessing Hillary Clinton’s Legacy

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Hillary Clinton, shown here boarding a plane in Prague earlier this month, is preparing to step aside soon as secretary of state. She hasn't said what she plans to do next.Enlarge image i

Hillary Clinton, shown here boarding a plane in Prague earlier this month, is preparing ...

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Russia’s Putin Signs Controversial Adoption Bill

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a measure into law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children.

Russia’s parliament had overwhelmingly approved the ban, which was designed as retaliation for a new U.S. law that sanctions Russian officials accused of human rights violations.

The adoption ban stirred outrage in Russia as well as the United States.

An online petition against the measure rapidly collected more than 100,000 signatures in Russia.

Which raises the question: Why would Russia’s leaders chose to retaliate in a ...

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Toyota Moves To Settle ‘Sudden Acceleration’ Lawsuits For More Than $1 Billion

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Toyota has agreed to spend more than $1 billion to resolve lawsuits stemming from unintended acceleration cases. In November, the company displayed new cars at the Los Angeles Auto show.Enlarge image i

Toyota has agreed to spend more than $1 billion to resolve lawsuits stemming from “unintended ...

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Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor To Succeed Inouye

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A supporter congratulates Brian Schatz, then newly elected as Hawaii's lieutenant governor, as his wife, Linda, looks on in November 2010.Enlarge image i

A supporter congratulates Brian Schatz, then newly elected as Hawaii’s lieutenant governor, as his wife, Linda, looks on in November 2010.

Former President George H.W. Bush Moved To Intensive Care Unit

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Former President George H.W. Bush appears at Salute To Service day before the Houston Texans play the Buffalo Bills Nov. 4 in Houston.Enlarge image i

Former President George H.W. Bush appears at Salute To Service day before the Houston Texans play the Buffalo Bills Nov. 4 in ...

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No Sugar Plums Here: The Dark, Romantic Roots Of ‘The Nutcracker’

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E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story, Nutcracker and Mouse King, is darker and spookier than the ballet version most people know.Enlarge image i

E.T.A. Hoffmann’s original story, “Nutcracker and Mouse King,” is darker and spookier than the ballet version most people know.


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Texas Man Takes Last Stand Against Keystone XL Pipeline

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  • David Daniel, an east Texas landowner, was so determined to block the Keystone XL pipeline from coming through his forest that he built an elaborate network of treehouses eight stories above the ground.

  • Daniel started building the tree village back in March and says that his background as a circus performer helped ...</li></ul><a class=Continue Reading →

Study: Red Noses Help Reindeers Cope With Polar Air

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A recent study in the British Medical Journal concludes that Rudolph's nose is red due to the presence of a highly dense and rich nasal microcirculation.Enlarge image i

A recent study in the British Medical Journal concludes that Rudolph’s nose is red “due to the presence of ...

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