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Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich squared off in the ABC debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday night. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Pelosi was critical of Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership for recessing the House without passing extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, both set to expire at the end of the year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem 0:20

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Bees Caribou 0:59

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    Caribou
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Anthem 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Anthem [JS Radio Edit 2002 F] Vangelis 0:20

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    Fever Pitch: The Official Music of the 2002 FIFA World Cup
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Pretty Lil' Heart Robin Thicke 0:30

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    Love After War
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'Song #3' [Instrumental] Marvin Gaye 0:54

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A convoy of soldiers from the 82nd Airborne line up at Contingency Operating Station Kalsu, a U.S. base about 60 miles south of Baghdad. For many U.S. troops, it is the last stop in Iraq on the way out of the country. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Look to the Sun Lawrence Blatt 0:20

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    Color of Sunshine
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Move Um Out Lawrence Blatt 0:59

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    Fibonacci's Dream
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears on the Fox News program Huckabee on Dec. 3. The Republican presidential candidate has made a number of media appearances recently, mostly on Fox. He scarcely spoke to the media until the last week or so. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Watching the Detectives (Karaoke version) unknown 0:30

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Home Cookin' Horace Silver 0:30

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    Best of Horace Silver, Vol. 1
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Miracles of Modern Science are a rock group with a love of jazz and chamber pop — and no need for a guitar. The band's debut album is called Dog Year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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