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Last month we introduced you to Gold to Go, the gold-dispensing ATMs made by German company Ex Oriente Lux AG. The company installed its first machine at the Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace hotel in Dubai, and has since installed several in Germany, Spain and Italy.

But on Friday, Gold to Go came to U.S. shores, with the first machine installed at the upscale Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida.

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As we reported, Newt Gingrich's 527 Group named Dawn Rizos -- owner of The Lodge, a gentleman's club in Dallas -- an "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2009, and invited her to a private dinner in D.C. But once Gingrich found out her business was a topless club, he stripped her of the award, and returned her $5,000 contribution.

But it appears Gingrich is ready to move on -- and is now happy to take her money. In an American Solutions mailer, Gingrich asked, "Will you enclose a special year-end contribution of $1,000, or even as much as $2,000, to American Solutions, Ms. Rizos?"

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1||December 18, 2010: The Senate repeals the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy by a vote of 65-31. Read the full story here.

Here, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Harry Reid (D-NV) head to a press conference in the Mansfield Room after the Senate broke a Republican filibuster on DADT. ||Jeff Malet/

2||Lieberman, Reid, and Carl Levin (D-MI) lead the way to the press conference.||Jeff Malet/

3||Lieberman.||Jeff Malet/

4||Former Air Force Major Mike Almy speaks, as Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Joe Solomonese of HRC, and Levin look on. Almy was kicked out of the Air Force after superiors investigated his personal emails. ||Jeff Malet/

5||Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at the press conference after the DREAM Act failed to pass in the Senate. Reid, Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) look on.||Jeff Malet/

6||Reid speaks after the first DADT vote.||Jeff Malet/

7||Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). ||Jeff Malet/

8||Joe Solomonese of the Human Rights Campaign.||Jeff Malet/

9||The Senate vote came after the House successfully passed a standalone repeal of DADT on December 15.

Here, a group of opponents to DADT stand at a press conference following the House vote. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

10||House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). ||Newscom/Zuma&&

11||Former Air Force Major Mike Almy.||Newscom/Zuma&&

12||Stefan Stent, an opponent of DADT, greets Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) after the vote.||Newscom/Zuma&&

13||December 10: Jeffery Cleghorn, a retired Army Major, and Mario Benfield, a retired Marine, and both gay veterans, talk after a rally by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network in Upper Senate Park.||Newscom/RollCall&&

14||The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network rally.||Newscom/KRT&&

15||Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME).||Newscom/Zuma&&

16||Joe Solomonese of HRC at the press conference after the vote on DADT.||Jeff Malet/

17||Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI).||Jeff Malet/

18||Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).||Jeff Malet/

19||Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).||Jeff Malet/

20||Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).||Jeff Malet/

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who helped shepherd through today's Senate repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, told reporters after the final vote this afternoon that ending the military's ban on openly gay servicemembers is a big step for LGBT rights.

"To me, it is a step forward to a larger societal acceptance [of gay rights,]" Lieberman said. "This is a civil rights piece of legislation in my opinion."

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With just a signature from President Obama, a ban on openly gay servicemembers will no longer be the law of the land.

By a vote of 65 to 31 this afternoon, the Senate voted to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Republican Senators Scott Brown, Richard Burr, Susan Collins, John Ensign, Mark Kirk, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snowe and George Voinovich joined Democrats in the final vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Burr and Ensign did not vote with the Democrats earlier in the day when the GOP filibuster was broken, but signed on for the final vote.

As with almost everything in the Senate these days, the vote for something is a lot less newsworthy than the vote to consider voting for something. Thus, the real fight was over whether repeal proponents could gather the required 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster, end debate and hold a final vote. They did that -- led by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) -- and repeal moved ahead earlier today.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: It's Over: Senate Repeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell]

What followed was some inside baseball procedural stuff that meant the normal 30 hours of debate provided to a bill was cut off in favor of today's fast-moving action. It's all quite anticlimactic to the drama fans, but for the proponents of DADT repeal, this afternoon's vote is the one that really matters.

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With a legislative repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell all but assured in the Senate today, Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling on the Pentagon to immediately end the policy of discharging openly gay servicemembers.

At a press conference following the successful cloture vote on DADT repeal that will lead to a final vote on repeal this afternoon, Reid offered a simple "yes" when a reporter asked if he thinks the Pentagon should end all DADT-related investigations and discharges right away.

Earlier in the press conference, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis -- who leads a group of lawyers who defend soldiers caught up by DADT -- explained the necessity of ending the activities surrounding DADT before the policy itself comes to a formal end. That process will likely take weeks if not months -- even after President Obama signs the bill passed by the Senate today (and passed by the House Tuesday.)

[TPM SLIDESHOW: It's Over: Senate Repeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell]

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