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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi addresses Hillary Clinton during a Press Conference at the Great Hall of the People on September 5, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty)

The New York Times' David Sanger discusses Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State, John Kerry's nomination and the latest in international news. PLUS: Political developments from the holiday weekend and the state of the so-called fiscal cliff; your calls on gifts given and received this season; and Times senior staff photographer James Estrin rates your cell phone photo submissions from 2012.

Holiday Weekend Washington News

Ben White, chief economic correspondent for Politico, will discuss what Washington political news has occurred over the extended holiday weekend, and what needs to happen on Capitol Hill before January 1st.

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An Armed Guard in Every School?

Greg Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237 which represents NYC public school security agents, gives his reaction to the NRA's proposal to put an armed guard in every school.

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Open Phones: Talking about Newtown in School

Teachers, principals, guidance counselors, administrators and other educators: how have you been dealing with talking about the Newtown shooting with students? What are you telling kids of different ages? How are your students handling it, and how have you been handling it? Call in to 212-433-9692 or post below.

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International News Round-Up

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks about Hillary Clinton’s term as Secretary of State, John Kerry’s nomination and the latest in international news.

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Open Phones: What Are You Re-Gifting, Keeping, Still Wanting?

It's the day after Christmas, a few days after Hanukkah, and -- you can admit it -- maybe you didn't get the perfect gift. Or maybe you did! Call in to tell us what you are re-gifting, keeping, or didn't get and are just going to buy for yourself. 212-433-9692 or post below.

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The Best of Your 2012 Cell Phone Pictures

Our year-end photo project asked you to submit your best cell phone shots of the year. We got hundreds of submissions, and now New York Times senior staff photographer and Lens blog co-editor James Estrin picks his favorites. See Jim's favorites below, and be sure to check out all the submissions here.

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Behind the Scenes: Sound Effects on the BL Show

On Wednesday's Brian Lehrer Show, Brian "opened" some holiday presents on the air. Here's video of the sound effects in action -- that's producer Jody Avirgan making the noises.

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