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Top Stories: After the furor over distracted drivers and iPads in cockpits, another danger is getting attention: distracted doctoring, with technicians, nurses, and surgeons using smartphones while they're supposed to be doing operations. A British, Jewish, conservative talk radio host is playing unlikely kingmaker in Iowa.
U.S.: Local communities fight for the right to place their own zoning laws on gas drillers, but may be overruled by states and the courts. How the White House kitchen quickly becomes kosher for the President's Hanukkah party.
World: Japan may declare the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima shut down, even though many experts think it's not true and officals just want to make public think that everything is okay. Poland, which is part of the European Union, but does not use the euro currency, has avoided most of the region's economic problems. But how long can they keep them out.
Sports: The town of Yaroslavl, Russia, is trying to rebuild its beloved hockey team after a plane crash took the lives of 37 players and coaches three months ago.
Arts: Stephen Merchant, the quieter (and arguably funnier) partner of Ricky Gervais, is doing his first stand up shows in the United States.
Technology: A list of tech gifts that aren't your usual gadgets.
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