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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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Newtown Asks, No More Gifts, Please

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Newtown, grieving over the December 14th school shootings, is overwhelmed by gifts, asks for temporary halt of donations.

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Embattled Peanut Producer Sunland Inc. To Reopen New Mexico Plant

Posted: 12/27/2012 - A troubled New Mexico peanut butter plant shuttered by a widespread salmonella outbreak has been given the go ahead to start harvesting a bumper crop of prized eastern New Mexico Valencia peanuts beginning the day after Christmas under an agreement that ends a tense, months long standoff with federal regulators.

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Beached Whale Found In NYC Is Dead

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Wildlife rescue workers monitoring a beached whale in a coastal enclave of New York City say the 60-foot-long mammal is dead.

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Report: Law Enforcement Deaths Down In 2012

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The number of law enforcement officers who died performing their duties in the U.S. declined by about 20 percent in 2012 after rising the two previous years, a nonprofit organization reported Thursday.

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Sotomayor Refuses To Block Morning-After Pill Rule

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.

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Reid: Time Is Running Out To Avert "Fiscal Cliff"

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Returning to Washington just two days after Christmas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed the blame for inaction on the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on the shoulders of his counterpart in the House, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who remains in Ohio this morning.

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Kennedy Center Honorees Saluted By Obama, Celebrities In CBS Special

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Blues musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, CBS late-night talk show host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and English rock band Led Zeppelin accept their Kennedy Center Honors Wednesday night in a two-hour CBS special.

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Treasury's Geithner Says U.S. Will Hit Debt Ceiling Monday

Posted: 12/26/2012 - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned Congress in a letter that U.S. borrowing will hit the debt ceiling on Monday, and that Treasury will begin using 'extraordinary measures' to keep under the cap.

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