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38857174-14120917.jpgNot Running: The guy who developed The Grove, Rick Caruso, has put an end to months of Internet whispering and said “he would not challenge incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in the city’s March election.”

43161219-02145804.jpgGraph O’The Day: From a Kim Murphy piece about Sarah Palin: “With her vice-presidential carriage turned back into a pumpkin, Palin faces a return to a state rife with hard feelings, a sagging budget and rising political uncertainty. Will its powerful veteran U.S. senator hold on to his job despite a felony corruption conviction? And what can Palin do about her home-grown political adversaries, some of them showing a gleeful appetite for torpedoing whatever national political ambitions the governor may harbor?”

36942334.jpgAnd Now Back To Important Stuff: With the election over, reporters can now go back to reporting the stuff we really care about… like how badly Halle Berry dressed herself before she got a stylist. Don’t know what to do with yourself now that Obama’s in the White House? Enjoy this picture book thingy by Elizabeth Snead.

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