Instant Index: Twinkies Maker Threatens to Close, 20 New Female Senators Join Congress

Diane Sawyer reports news stories that have people talking around the world.
3:00 | 11/15/12

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Transcript for Instant Index: Twinkies Maker Threatens to Close, 20 New Female Senators Join Congress
So, what made it to the top of our "instant index" tonight? Which is all about what is new and surprising in the world. And what may be leaving our world, and you know what this is, the twinkie. It could be poised for extinction tonight? Take a look at this video. You remember the all-american mom with the platter of the little yellow cakes with the mysterious white goo inside? Ladies, the most versatile, most delicious dessert a housewife ever put before a family is twinkies. Oh, my. Hostess tells us they will likely announce if they are going bankrupt tomorrow. And women u to be a rare sight in the halls of congress. And our tweet of the night is this, quote, first ever in u.S. History. Traffic jam in the women senator's restroom. #Somerecordsmustbebroken. Who said that? The minnesota senator, because just hours before, this brand new video. 20 female senators assembled together, several of them just elected. A record-breaking number of women serving in this 113th congress. And look at these pictures, a spectacular sight. So rare tonight. It's causing a huge splash around the world. A white humpback whale, a variation of a real-life moby dick, spotted swimming with a pod of humpbacks in norway. Its color is caused by a condition that reduces all types of skin pigment. The whale watchers dubbed it willow the white whale. And the photographer who spent a decade working at sea says he's never seen anything like it. So, let us know if willow captured your imagination. Tweet me your thoughts for "instant index" @dianesawyer. And coming up next -- so,

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