Take Two for November 16, 2012

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Israel and Hamas edge closer to full-out ground war

Israel and the Hamas-run government in Gaza moved one step closer to a full-out ground war.
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A roundup of this week's biggest stories with Jim Rainey, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and David Gura, reporter from the Marketplace Washington Bureau.
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show and podcast, are here with your weekly conversation starters.
Hostess Twinkies Celebrate 75th Anniversary

How long is the shelf life of a Twinkie?

If the urban legend that Twinkies have an indefinite shelf life is to be believed, fans of the pastry can stock up now. But do Twinkies really last forever?
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A political mailer sent to voters in the San Fernando Valley in the final stretches of this year's election is raising eyebrows.
A woman looks at her email on a computer

Is it possible to keep any online communication private?

This morning former CIA director David Petraeus spoke to lawmakers in a closed session about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Bengazi, but did not address the scandal that forced his resignation from the CIA.
In his new book "Race Baiter," media critic Eric Deggans examines how media companies are focusing on a niche audience with a distinct point of view.
Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers fans with DirecTV can breathe a sigh of relief. The satellite broadcaster finally reached a deal with the Time Warner channel, Sportsnet, which now carries the Lakers.
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