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Rundown for December 23, 2011
12:06 PM EDT Comment

Congress Comes To Agreement On Payroll Tax

Lawmakers in the House and Senate convene in an unusual session Friday to approve a deal to extend expiring payroll tax breaks for 2 months, which Republicans agreed to after 5 days of increasing political pressure. ABC’s Rick Klein Tweets “Dems have right to smile… it won’t be every day that they’re on side of lower taxes vs. GOP. That drove the politics.”

12:25 PM EDT Comment

Military Family Together For Christmas, But War Stays With Them

For the first time in three years, the Nordman family is spending Christmas all together after Sgt. Jim Nordman returned home from Iraq in November.

12:35 PM EDT 2 Comments

The Smell Of Fear: Fact or Fiction?

Can you really smell fear? Do we give off chemical signals that attract the opposite sex? Scientists generally accept that pheromones, those chemical signals that some secrete to influence others of the same species, exist in the insect world.

12:35 PM EDT Comment

Norway Recovers From Tragedy

Five months after the worst-ever terrorist attacks in Norway, the grieving process for families who lost loved ones continues.

12:45 PM EDT Comment

Family On Round-The-World Trip Returns Home

Dana and Greg White of Massachusetts gave their kids the education of a lifetime- by traveling around the globe. Now they’re back.

12:50 PM EDT Comment

The Last Minute Shoppers Get The Deals

If you’ve put off your holiday shopping until the last minute, it’s good news for your wallet– you could save 40-70 percent.

12:55 PM EDT Comment

A Heart To Heart With Santa

Santa Claus took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with us Friday, and we put some tough questions to him from some Christmas experts– kids!

12:59 PM EDT Comment

A Holiday Note From Robin

Robin’s getting ready to pack the sleigh up and has some holiday thoughts.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.