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9:08am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Trade Representative Ron Kirk To Leave Next Month

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will step down in February.
Jacques Brinon AP

The Obama Administration is losing another top official. Trade Representative Ron Kirk says he'll leave at the end of February.

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7:40am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Burning Cheese Closes Norwegian Road For Days

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:53 pm

A truckload of brunost cheese, like the kind seen here, recently caught fire in a Norwegian tunnel.
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It was probably a first for Norway when a truck trailer full of sweet goat cheese caught fire near the town of Narvik late last week, blocking a road tunnel. it took four days for firefighters to put out the flames. No one was hurt. Norwegian Broadcasting says the tunnel was so badly damaged that geologists are checking it for safety, and any lingering toxic gases.

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7:36am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

U.K.'s Cameron Floats Idea Of Vote ON E.U. Membership, Other Leaders Protest

British Prime Minister David Cameron earlier today in London as he spoke about a vote on E.U. membership.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

"Britain's prime minister said Wednesday he will offer citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, prompting warnings from fellow member states about the soundness of such a move," The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that:

"Cameron proposed Wednesday that his Conservative Party renegotiate the U.K.'s relationship with the European Union if it wins the next general election, expected in 2015.

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6:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Manti Te'o Says He Lied After Learning 'Girlfriend' Was A Hoax

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 9:19 am

Manti Te'o during his interview with Katie Couric.
ABCNews.go.com

ABC News is beginning to release bits of Katie Couric's conversation with Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, and the first highlight the network is spotlighting is this:

"Manti Te'o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist ... he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Katie Couric."

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6:22am

Wed January 23, 2013

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