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House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio (center) looks on as President Obama talks to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Obama has said he hopes for more bipartisanship next year, but Republicans see the coming election as a sign that Americans don't want Congress to sign on to the Obama agenda. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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A bladder at a camp in Port-au-Prince holds fresh water. Sanitation and clean water are key to staving off cholera, and public health officials are launching a massive education effort using text messages and radio broadcasts. Christopher Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Soldiers from Chaos Company, 101st Airborne Division, destroy a building in Kandahar. Troops from Headquarters Company recently entered the abandoned Kandahar village of Haji Abdu Rauf to destroy anything useful so the Taliban don't use it as a safe haven. Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Adolf Hitler (right) with his foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, in 1941. A new study states that Germany's foreign ministry staff cooperated in the Holocaust much more than has previously been acknowledged. Von Ribbentrop was hanged for war crimes after the Nuremberg trials. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

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Pvt. E-2 David Mangold crawls under barbed wire during a series of obstacles in a training course. For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Army has changed the way it trains new recruits. Core exercises and sprints have replaced bayonets and long runs. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado (left) and Republican challenger Ken Buck appear on NBC News' Meet the Press, on Oct. 17. William B. Plowman/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

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Iraqis inspect the site of an alleged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad's Sadr City, March 29, 2008. Last week, the website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 once-secret U.S. military field reports related to the war in Iraq that may provide answers to many unanswered questions. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio holds up a copy of the GOP agenda, "A Pledge to America," last month in Virginia. Republicans are using the 21-page document as a road map to fix the economy. But if they regain control of the House next month, will they be able to keep those promises? J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Political economist Mark Blyth defines austerity as "the common sense on how to pay for the massive increase in public debt caused by the financial crisis -- mostly through the slashing of government services." WatsonMedia presents Mark Blyth on Austerity/YouTube.com hide caption

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