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(Studio: Brian Williams) Highlights of this past week's events, including Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and his new look, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s bus tour, Representative Anthony Weiner’s Twitter scandal, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman’s apology to identity theft victims, the discovery of a letter signed by President Harry Truman in the rubble after the Joplin, Missouri tornado, changes in plastic packaging due to high oil prices, “Manhattanhenge” in New York City, the death of actress Clarice Taylor, R/Adm. Sandra Stosz becoming the first female superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee Gen. Martin Dempsey’s singing of a Frank Sinatra song, and Census data showing there are more households with dogs than children, reviewed; scenes shown; YouTube video of a dog popping balloons shown. [PALIN – says it’s not a publicity-seeking tour.] [WEINER – says he can’t say if it’s a picture of him.] [SHULMAN – apologizes to taxpayers.]
- Williams, Brian
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