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5 powerful photos from the past week

  Nicholas Thompson of NewYorker.com rounds up some of the most powerful and poignant images of the week, from a young cancer patient’s plea for pizza to an emotional woman protesting the George Zimmerman verdict.

Hostess says snack cake demand hits new highs

Hostess Brands says demand for Twinkies and CupCakes is at a record high since the snack cakes returned to shelves less than three days ago. Full story

Al Roker hails the return of the Twinkie

  The iconic snack food is hitting store shelves again, and TODAY’s Al Roker celebrates by visiting a Twinkie delivery truck. In addition, the snack’s mascot, Twinkie the Kid, distributes the sweet treats to fans on the plaza.

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  Sweet return; Twinkies rise again!

Dean Metropoulos, C. Dean Mertopoulos co. chairman and CEO discusses the relaunch of the Hostess snack brands.

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Twinkies are displayedMonday, July 15, 2013 in Gilbert, Ariz. The world's largest retailer announced Friday, July 12, 2013, that that they are making Twinkies available but asked retailers to wait until Monday to start selling the spongy yellow snack cakes.

A worker boxes up "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois
A worker boxes up "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois

A worker boxes up "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois, July 15, 2013. The Twinkie returned to production after the Hostess's snack cake brand was purchased earlier this year by buyout firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS

CEO of Hostess Brands Dean Metropoulos speaks at a ceremony marking the return of "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois
CEO of Hostess Brands Dean Metropoulos speaks at a ceremony marking the return of "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois

CEO of Hostess Brands Dean Metropoulos speaks at a ceremony marking the return of "Twinkies" at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois, July 15, 2013. The Twinkie returned to production after the Hostess's snack cake brand was purchased earlier this year by buyout firms Apollo Global Management and Metr

Boxes of "Twinkies" are seen at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois
Boxes of "Twinkies" are seen at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois

Boxes of "Twinkies" are seen at a plant in Schiller Park, Illinois, July 15, 2013. The Twinkie returned to production after the Hostess's snack cake brand was purchased earlier this year by buyout firms Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS