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December 30th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Christine O'Donnell defends her financial disclosures

Washington (CNN) - Republican Christine O'Donnell, who lost her bid for U.S. Senate from Delaware, is lashing out at reports the Justice Department and FBI have launched a criminal investigation into possible misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses, calling any such probe "thug tactics."

Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents have started the investigation, a source with knowledge of the probe confirmed to CNN. The source could not speak on the record because of the investigation is deemed sensitive. The source would not provide any further details and the FBI and Justice Department had no comment.

Christine O'Donnell defends her record and tells Kiran Chetry and Joe Johns, “I am very confident that there have been no impermissible use of campaign funds.”

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December 30th, 2010
09:55 AM ET

NYC official on snow response: "People did not listen"

New York City officials have been the subject of sharp criticism following this weekend's snowstorm that slammed the city and much of the east coast. State Senator Carl Kruger has called the cleanup efforts a "colossal failure" and city councilwoman said that Mayor Bloomberg was simply "out of touch." But today, John Doherty, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation, turns the criticism around explains what he thinks broke down in New York City's cleanup effort.

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December 30th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

Getting married in front of millions

How many people attended your wedding? Well, for Bethany Phillips & Geoffrey Dubie that number might be in the millions. But they won’t know until New Year’s Eve…the night they’ll be getting married…in Times Square!

Bethany and Geoffrey are the winners of Get Married’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Wedding contest. Their ceremony will be held in Times Square on New Year’s Eve and the reception at the Hard Rock Café. Meanwhile, it will all be streamed on the web at The contest provided by “Get Married” put the wedding plans in the public’s hands; all aspects of the special night were chosen by total strangers. Stacie Francombe, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Get Married Media, said the couple stood out among the 2,000 other submissions because of their touching story of how they first met. Bethany, Geoffrey and Stacie tell Kiran Chetry and Joe Johns about the upcoming nuptials.

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December 30th, 2010
09:01 AM ET

Treating holiday hangovers: truth vs. old wives’ tales

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and, for most people, that will mean a lot of celebrating. But if you’re someone who likes to pound a few back when the clock strikes twelve, you might be stuck with a big hangover and regretting some of that fun come Sunday morning.

Have you ever tried to heal a hangover with a Bloody Mary? Or Alka Seltzer? Or, maybe you have your own home-made tricks. Elizabeth Cohen is dispelling the myths and is telling Kiran Chetry and Joe Johns what really works the morning after a lot of partying.

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