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  • The latest reporting on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA uses cookies to track targets. 
  • Lawmakers unveiled a budget deal yesterday that would avoid another partial government shutdown.
  • India’s Supreme Court has ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality is constitutional.
  • Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year. Edward Snowden was runner-up.
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing legislation that would require all children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years who attend a licensed preschool or daycare to get a flu vaccine.
  • Experts claim that the gestures made by the the sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial didn’t mean anything in American or South African sign languages.

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