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** FILE ** Jailed rebel Ricardo Palmera, alias Simon Trinidad, can be seen at the U.S. federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo., in this Aug. 8, 2012, photo provided by Jaime Palmera. Palmera's journey from the Colombia's highest social circles to jungle battlegrounds and finally to a U.S. prison mirrors the complexity of the confrontation that the talks starting this week in Cuba are meant to end. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, considers him a prisoner of war. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jaime Palmera)
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** FILE ** Jailed rebel Ricardo Palmera, alias Simon Trinidad, can be seen at the U.S. federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo., in this Aug. 8, 2012, photo provided by Jaime Palmera. Palmera's journey from the Colombia's highest social circles to jungle battlegrounds and finally to a U.S. prison mirrors the complexity of the confrontation that the talks starting this week in Cuba are meant to end. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, considers him a prisoner of war. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jaime Palmera)

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Gadget Geek's Cyber Monday Picks #3

Home- and money-saving gadgets: Don’t think that because everyone is always on the go, or just having fun that this “homebody” doesn’t have a list of gadgets for you that will help around the house and help you save some money. By Jason Hull

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A Christmas tree comes to the Capitol

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree arrived by flatbed truck from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, on Friday and was set in the ground on the West Lawn.

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Gadget Geek's Cyber Monday picks - #1

It seems like everyone is busier than ever, and technology makes our lives easier. Here are 5 items for anyone always on the go, and especially for those looking for gifts for him or her or just pick up something for yourself while you are shopping for everyone else. By Jason Hull

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Winter weather pummels nation

Pre-winter cold weather system broke temperature records and dumped as much as six feet of snow in Buffalo, NY.

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Capitol under construction

Workers are beginning to fill the more than 1,300 cracks in the Capitol dome as the next phase of restoration on the 150-year-old American icon begins. The $60 million repair is expected to be completed and the scaffolding removed in time for the 2017 presidential inauguration.