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GOP Looks To Pence As Trump's Point Man On Capitol Hill

Vice President-elect Mike Pence has close ties on Capitol Hill, where he served in the U.S. House for 12 years.

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After Criticizing Trump, Miami GOP Congressman Prepares To Work With Him

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Longing Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
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Los Buyes Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Marion Chabrel (center), 37, has taken in two migrants as roommates, Brahim (left), from Bangladesh, and Shabada (right) from Afghanistan. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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For Newly Arrived Migrants, Paris Offers An Upgraded Welcome

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Aaja Nindiya Aaja Lata Mangeshkar
Bought Some Swampland in Florida Jim Campilongo

Chacoda, an Atlantic harbor seal at the New England Aquarium, is so good at vocalizing that he can mimic his teacher, Kathy Streeter, when she says, "How are you?" Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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How To Teach A Sea Lion Who's Fussy About Grammar

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Seal Beach The Album Leaf
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Dysfunctional Fossil Harry Miller
Scrabbling for Purchase Charlie Hunter Trio

Bittersweet liqueurs including Cynar, Jagermeister, Chartreuse and Amaro Nonino have long been popular in Italy and other parts of Europe as a digestive aid. Now, they're becoming popular on U.S. cocktail menus. Kirk McKoy/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

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Love for Sale Frank Vignola

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GOP Looks To Pence As Trump's Point Man On Capitol Hill

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Killion Vaults Killion Vaults
White Elephant Sale Will Bernard

A cruise ship passes Venice's St. Mark's Square at sunset in September. Up to 90,000 tourists fill the city every day, far outnumbering the 55,000 residents. Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces 'Endangered' List

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Heritage Margie Adam
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Gift of Song Mason Williams
Brittish Grenadiers River City Brass Band
The Deadly Nightshade Daniel Lanois
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Bah Humbug! Why Are Most Christmas TV Specials So Bad?

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Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth David Bowie & Bing Crosby
Una Line di Dolcezza Bert Jansch