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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, leaves the Senate chamber to caucus in the Capitol on Sunday. Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Fruitless Weekend, Congress Still Seeks Fiscal Deal

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The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

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This satellite image from Oct. 28 shows Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic Ocean before making landfall. NASA via Getty Images hide caption

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A Busy And Head-Scratching 2012 Hurricane Season

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Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., use eggs to see if the Asian strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus has entered the U.S. in this photo from 2006. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Research Moratoriums And Recipes For Superbugs: Bird Flu In 2012

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