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Investigation Ongoing In Deadly Ore. Bus Crash

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Bad weather in the northwest may be to blame for a tour bus accident Sunday that killed nine passengers and injured at least 26 others, but police say the investigation is ongoing.

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New Tuberculosis Drug First To Hit Market In 40 Years

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The FDA on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis pill called Sirturo for use with older drugs to fight a hard-to-treat strain of tuberculosis that has not responded to other medications.

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House GOP: 'Fiscal cliff' Vote Won't Happen Before Deadline

Posted: 12/31/2012 - President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts that take effect with the new year, but House leaders say their chamber won't vote Monday.

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Finally, A "Fiscal Cliff" Breakthrough

Updated: 12/31/2012 - Most of the world is counting down to a midnight New Year's celebration while Congress continues to watch the clock and count down to another deadline, despite the efforts of lawmakers to avert the "fiscal cliff."

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"Fiscal Cliff' Deal Rests With Two Old Negotiating Partners: Biden And McConnell

Posted: 12/31/2012 - As the hours wind down before the so-called "fiscal cliff" deadline, it appears that the fate of the nation's economy is in the hands of two players who have been left out of negotiations until the 11th hour: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Joe Biden.

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Obama "skeptical" of NRA guns-in-schools idea

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Recalling the shooting of 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to put his "full weight" behind a legislative package next year aimed at contaiing gun violence.

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Senate Works Into Weekend As Fiscal Cliff Looms

Posted: 12/30/2012 - With just two days left, Senate leaders are still struggling to put together a last-minute bipartisan deal ahead of Monday's midnight deadline for the fiscal cliff. Failure could kick the country back into a recession.

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NYC Subway Push Death Suspect In Custody

Posted: 12/29/2012 - A woman is in custody in the death of a man who was shoved in front of a speeding subway train, and she "made statements implicating herself," New York City police said Saturday.

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Plane Runs Off Moscow Runway, Catches Fire

Updated: 12/29/2012 - A passenger airliner careered off the runway at Russia's third-busiest airport while landing on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing at least four people.

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Jean Harris, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor killer, dies

Posted: 12/29/2012 - Jean Harris, the patrician girls' school headmistress who spent 12 years on prison for the 1980 killing of her longtime lover, "Scarsdale Diet" doctor Herman Tarnower, in a case that rallied feminists and inspired television movies, has died. She was 89.

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Body Of Missing Girl Found In Empty Las Vegas Lot

Posted: 12/29/2012 - The weeklong search for a Las Vegas girl ended Friday afternoon when officials confirmed that a small body found in an undeveloped housing tract belonged to the missing child.

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Indian Gang Rape Victim Dies In Hospital

Posted: 12/28/2012 - A young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi died early Saturday at a hospital in Singapore, the hospital said

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Obama "Modestly Optimistic" About Fiscal Cliff Deal

Posted: 12/28/2012 - In a news conference after a Friday afternoon meeting with Congressional leaders, the President said it was a "good and constructive discussion about how to prevent the tax hike on the middle class."

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What Falling Off The "Fiscal Cliff" Means For You

Posted: 12/28/2012 - Negotiations to steer the country away from the "fiscal cliff" drag on - President Obama is expected to meet with key congressional leaders from both parties Friday afternoon and House Republicans have been told to prepare for a possible session Sunday.

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Hillary Clinton Returning To Work Next Week

Posted: 12/28/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work next week after a nasty bout with stomach flu and a concussion sidelined her for three weeks.

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Low Water Levels May Shut Down the Mighty Mississippi

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The Mississippi River faces possible traffic disruptions, as ice slows water flow. Crews are blasting rocks that are threat to navigation with fears looming of a complete river shutdown.

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General Norman Schwarzkopf, "Stormin' Norman," Dies at 78

Updated: 12/27/2012 - General Schwarzkopf commanded U.S. led-coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War. He began his military career in 1956 as a second lieutenant. He was combat veteran of the Vietnam War before achieving popularity in the Desert Storm Operation.

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Obama, Congress Back to Meet At The Edge of Fiscal Cliff

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Obama, Boehner, Reid and McConnell will meet at the White House on Friday. The Senate returns to work; the House will be back in session Sunday. The Senate Democratic leader questions if there is time for an agreement.

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