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President Obama, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) behind him, delivering his State of the Union address last January. Saul Loeb/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says

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All Things to All Men The Cinematic Orchestra
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (in dark blue) shoots on Cordoba's goalkeeper Mikel Saizar (left) during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match in Cordoba on Wednesday. Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With 88 Goals, Lionel Messi Celebrates A Record Year

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Cineramascope Galactic feat. Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry
Tchavolo Swing The Hot Club of San Francisco

HSBC has agreed to pay $1.92 billion to settle a multiyear U.S. criminal probe into money-laundering lapses at the British lender, the largest penalty ever paid by a bank. Edgard Garrido/Landov/Reuters hide caption

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HSBC Critic: Too Big To Indict May Mean Too Big To Exist

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Master the Art Greyboy
I Wanna Ride You Medeski Martin and Wood
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Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) takes a fantastic adventure across Middle-earth in Peter Jackson's prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy. James Fisher/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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A 'Hobbit,' Off On His Unhurried Journey

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Cookbook author Marilynn Brass says eating Virginia Lima's traditional Portuguese Sweet Bread is like biting into a cloud. Andy Ryan hide caption

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A Sweet Bread, A Wash Basin And A Shot Of Whiskey

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Christmas Waltz David Ian
De Hombre A Hombre Gotan Project
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Morse Code of Love The Capris
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Fly in the Soup Earl Moseley
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Man I Love The Hot Club of San Francisco

Lego minifigures are displayed on October 18, 2012 in the newly-opened store of the Danish construction toys group at the "So Ouest" shopping center in Levallois-Perret, west of Paris. Thomas Samson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Legos Are So Expensive — And So Popular

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Mama Loves Nortec Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible

The Statue of Liberty survived Sandy unscathed, but Liberty Island remains closed indefinitely as workers remove mud and debris. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Lady Liberty's Sea-Washed Gates Closed Indefinitely

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The Flurry (Pt. 1) Tracker
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Layin a Strip for the Higher-self State Line The Bad Plus
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Left to right: Seth Jabour, Amy Carlson and Syd Butler of Office Romance. The group's new EP is called I Love the Holidays. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Cooking Up Holiday Songs From Scratch

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Revolting Children Matilda
Giant Steps Deepak Ram, Jamey Haddad et. al.

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