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New Year’s Eve 2012: The World Celebrates 2013

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Revelers count down to 2013 near the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, where thousands gathered for the city's first public countdown to the New Year.Enlarge image i

Revelers count down to 2013 near the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, where thousands gathered for the city’s first public ...

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Chief Justice John Roberts On Fiscal Woes: Don’t Look At Us

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Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Farmington, Pa., in June.Enlarge image i

Chief Justice John Roberts speaks in Farmington, Pa., in June.


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Congress Will Miss Deadline To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’; Deal Possible Tuesday

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Obama ‘Modestly Optimistic’ On Cliff Deal; ‘He Won,’ Says Graham

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President Obama went on the air to levy pressure on Congress Sunday as Senate leaders worked to negotiate a deal to avert the tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff.”

“I was modestly optimistic yesterday, but we don’t yet see an agreement,” Obama said in an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press taped on Saturday. “Now the pressure’s on Congress to produce.”

The president continued to make it clear he feels he’s reached out to congressional Republicans, as Continue Reading →

President George H.W. Bush Out Of Intensive Care

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush continues to improve after a bronchitis-related cough put him in the hospital in November.Enlarge image i

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush continues to improve after a bronchitis-related cough put him in the hospital in November.

McConnell Appeals To Biden To Break Through Fiscal Cliff Logjam

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks toward his office on Capitol Hill Sunday. The House and Senate are both in session to deal with the looming fiscal cliff issue.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks toward his office on Capitol Hill Sunday. The House and Senate are both in session to deal with the looming ...

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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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