Washington Takeout: From Washington, our own Todd Zwillich on why Senators were up at 1 a.m. to vote on extending unemployment insurance and COBRA subsidies. Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin explores what the death of a Cincinnati Bengals player says about young players in the NFL. Movie Takeout: Rafer Guzman on what to see this weekend (Avatar) and what to avoid at all costs (Nine).

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