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Top Stories: In January Congress will be rid of the representatives who entered after the 2010 election with little government experience in favor of "a class of career bureaucrats and policy wonks who, after two years of intransigence and dysfunction on Capitol Hill, make up what could be characterized as the anti-antigovernment wave."
World: Though Damascus had previously had an "atmosphere of tranquillity" now "residents are afraid to leave their neighborhoods."
U.S.: The "speed" at which the Supreme Court agreed to hear same-sex marriage cases sets up the chance of a split decision.
New York: The New York City Housing Authority, along with the city government, was "woefully unprepared" to help those people who live in its buildings following Sandy.
Technology: In a revived version of the browser wars, the prize is now mobile.
Media & Advertising: John McAfee has cultivated a give-and-take with the media that some journalists consider an "ambiguous blessing."
Environment: In an effort to boost the flow of the Colorado River a controversial proposal is being weighed that suggests constructing a pipeline between the Missouri River and Denver.
Health: A treatment out of University of Pennsylvania combats leukemia by using a "disabled form" of H.I.V. that prompts T-cells to kill cancer cells.
Sports: Tim Tebow returns to Florida as "the case could be made that the phenomenon had symbolically expired in an atmosphere of sustained indifference."
Opinion: Carl F. Nathan on the "drug-development disaster."
Theater: Even shows that have flopped on Broadway, feed an "enormous audience appetite" for musicals in Germany.
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