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Washington Post: Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan

Washington Examiner: Cops accused of Toys for Tots thefts ‘tarnished’ police’s image, official says

N.Y. Times: Basics: There’s Lots of Tech Help, Yes, on the Internet

L.A. Times: Republicans are blinded by love

USA Today: ‘Sopranos’ actor ‘Johnny Cakes’ dead in apparent suicide

Politico: Top 10 people we’ll miss in 2009

ABC News: Ninth Body Found in Christmas Eve Massacre

CBS News: Eight Dead In Xmas Eve Rampage

Fox News: ‘Santa’ Gunman Intended to Flee to Canada, Killed Self After Suffering Burns

CNN: Cops: Suspect in Santa massacre had planned to flee

Wall Street Journal: German Tenants Pray for Souls of Bankers

MSNBC: 2 boys dead after playground beating

NPR: Getting To The Root Of The Great Cilantro Divide