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The U.S. economy adds 204,000 jobs in October. President Barack Obama apologizes to Americans for not doing enough to protect people from having their insurance policies cancelled under the Affordable Care Act. The Senate passes legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees. Republican Chris Christie is reelected governor of New Jersey, and speculation heats up over his prospects for a presidential run. And Twitter makes its Wall Street debut. Guest host Katty Kay and a panel of journalists discuss the week in news.

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Twitter began trading on the stock exchange this week, rising from its initial public offering of $26 per share to $45 per share. "It shows Wall Street is still hungry for those Silicon Valley inventors," Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News said. Damian Paletta of The Wall Street Journal explained how the Twitter IPO was different from Facebook's. Chris Frates of CNN cautioned against a tech bubble.

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Remembering The Maryland Roots Of An American Gospel Legend

Rev. Charles Albert Tindley is considered one of the founding fathers of American Gospel Music, and at least one historian in Berlin, Maryland, would like to hear more about his Maryland roots.

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Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.
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Maryland's Andy Harris Defends Move To Block D.C. Marijuana Bill

The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.

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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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