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The F.B.I. reveals another round of suspicious letters that may contain ricin. Latest targets include the White House, an Air Force base, and the C.I.A. Attorney General Eric Holder tells news editors in a private meeting that he is committed to changing Justice Department guidelines on probes involving journalists. President Obama reportedly plans to nominate former senior Justice Department official James Comey to head the F.B.I. The president and Governor Chris Christie reunite on the New Jersey shore to view recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy. And consumer confidence is the strongest in over five years. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann announced that she will not seek reelection. Ari Shapiro, Lisa Lerer and Ed O’Keefe discuss Bachmann’s reasons for not returning to Congress and what it means for the future of the Tea Party.

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Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
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The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
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Can Republicans Get Ahead In The 2016 Digital Race?

When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.

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