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Lauren Rae (left) and Olivia Marlow look at the ornaments in the Grand Foyer during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. This year's theme is "Joy to All." Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Holiday Spirit A 'Joy To All'

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After Hurricane Sandy, the town of Madison, N.J., which runs its own power utility, had electricity restored long before its neighbors. Friscocali/via Flickr hide caption

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U.N. Ambassador Rice Not The Typical Diplomat

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Boehner: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations At A 'Stalemate'

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Committe Chairman John Kerry , D-MA, speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Robert Beecroft to be ambassador to Iraq Sept. 19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A softly-lit Booches' burger, back in the days of the Hostess bun. Genevieve Howard/Flickr.com hide caption

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A Powerball lottery ticket sits in the machine at the 4 Sons Food Store and Chevron gas station which sold one of two winning Powerball lottery tickets in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Joshua Lott /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Senate Committee OKs Electronic Privacy Measure

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