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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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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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5 Things You Should Know Before the New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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