Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's executive vice president, speaks in response to the Connecticut school shootings, at a news conference in Washington on Friday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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One of these snow globes doesn't belong onboard. The one on the left, which is about the size of a tennis ball, is permitted in your carry-on luggage. The one on the right is not. Ryan Smith /NPR hide caption

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The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to allow more widespread use of e-readers on commercial flights — including during takeoff and landing. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cleanup continues on the site of a demolished home on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York on Nov. 29. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo meets Nov. 10 with residents of the Far Rockaways section of Queens, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Cuomo is seeking $30 billion in federal assistance to help rebuild his state at a time when Congress is already consumed with reducing the deficit. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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