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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Starbucks goes big, Facebook backtracks and D.C. prepares for Hu

By Melissa Bell
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International news: "Baby Doc" is back, Hu Jintao is coming

D.C. prepares for the state visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao. In some circles, speculation has started over what human rights issues President Obama will discuss in their private meeting. In other circles, it's all about what to wear to the state dinner.

Down in Haiti, meanwhile, former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier remains holed up in a hotel in Port-Au-Prince, giving no clue as to why he's come back to the country he fled a generation ago.


Tech news: Facebook almost gave your phone number away

In a quick switch-a-roo, Facebook announced that it would share phone numbers and addresses with developers, and then quickly announced it would put those plans on hold after receiving some "useful feedback" from Facebook users.


National news: Johnson & Johnson recall

Following up a series of recalls, Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of nearly 47 million units of over-the-counter medicines on Friday. The New York Times asked whether the company would be able to get its act together.


National news: Starbucks Big Gulp

Really, guys? A Trenta super-size drink? Does anyone need that much coffee?


Tech news: Steve Jobs steps down

Steve Jobs will be taking another medical leave from Apple. All Things Digital dredged up this great video of Jobs and his famous "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" speech from Standford's graduation in 2005.


Must watch: Evaporating water

You think it's cold where you are? Check this out:

By Melissa Bell  | January 18, 2011; 10:33 AM ET
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