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    President Barack Obama taps Vice President Joe Biden to lead a gun violence task force. House Republicans vow to push a "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff. And four State Department officials leave after a damaging report on Benghazi, Libya. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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    The panel remembered the life and legacy of Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, who died Dec. 17 at age 88. Susan Davis, chief congressional reporter at USA Today, said his role in the U.S. Senate represented a fading era. "Senator Inouye was someone who was probably one of the most powerful people in Washington that you never heard of," Davis said. George Washington University professor Steve Roberts described Inouye as a man of quiet integrity and decency who was trusted by politicians from both sides of the aisle.

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    Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you'd guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
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    Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

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    Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

    Owen Mundy, an assistant professor at Florida State University, tells Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel about a project called "I Know Where Your Cat Lives," which aims to create awareness about internet privacy.

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