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Weekend Edition Saturday for December 31, 2011

Dec 31, 2011 — It's getting cheaper to be there even when you're far away. Companies that make "telepresence robots" hope to save busy people the hassle of travel.
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Dec 31, 2011 — Ellis Avery's novel The Last Nude imagines the hidden affair between art deco painter Tamara de Lempicka and her model Rafaela. From afar, the boldly colored paintings appear polished and cool-headed, but up close, Avery says, you can see they were created in a state of passion.
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Dec 31, 2011 — There were at least three countdowns to shutdown, there was the debt-limit fight, plus the will-they-or-won't-they drama over the payroll tax holiday. Looking at how few bills were actually signed into law this year, one might conclude this session was mostly sizzle and not much steak.
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Dec 31, 2011 — The Iraq War may be officially over, but for thousands of Iraqis who fled to America during the conflict, there's no going home. Many left successful careers to settle in Detroit, where finding a future is a challenge.
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Dec 31, 2011 — Much of global affairs lies beyond any one country's control, even for the most powerful country in the world. Still, the global landscape looks completely different from one year ago, in part due to President Obama's accomplishments.
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Dec 31, 2011 — It was a good year for manufacturing, especially in the Midwest. The Federal Reserve says Midwestern manufacturing has seen 28 consecutive months of growth — at higher rates than the rest of the country. But that doesn't mean that jobs lost during the recession are returning. The jobs that are available often call for highly skilled workers.
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Dec 31, 2011 — Millions of Americans love peanut butter sandwiches. It's easy to make, a "kid favorite" and, until now, relatively inexpensive. The cost of peanut butter has already increased by more than a third — and it might not stop there.
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Dec 31, 2011 — It's been grueling for Newt Gingrich as he defends his record just days before the Iowa caucuses. Some of the stress may have surfaced Friday when one question brought on the tears.
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Dec 31, 2011 — This has been a year filled with drama and delay between President Obama and Congress, but he's ending it on a high note.
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Dec 29, 2011 — Champagne is the go-to drink for the celebratory moments in our lives. It's also far more versatile than many people think. You can mix it with any number of spirits to create a range of cocktails — like these.
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