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Heart Drug Tredaptive Is Ineffective, Study Says

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Tredaptive, currently used in 40 countries, has as its main ingredient, a vitamin called niacin, which raises so-called "good cholesterol" or HDL. Tredaptive also contains a drug to reduce side effects.

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Jockeying Heats Up In Pending Massachusetts Senate Race

Posted: 12/20/2012 - If President Obama taps John Kerry to take Hillary Clinton's place as the nation's top-ranking Cabinet official, Kerry would have to resign his Senate seat after what many predict would be a relatively smooth confirmation process.

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Scammers Move In On The Newtown Tragedy

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Noah Pozner's relatives found out about one bogus solicitation when a friend received an email asking for money for the family. It gave details about Noah, his funeral and his family, directing people to send donations to an address in the Bronx, one that the Pozners had never heard of.

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At Benghazi Hearing, State Says "We Have To Do Better"

Posted: 12/20/2012 - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing with State Department Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides Thursday. An independent review panel said serious bureaucratic mismanagement was responsible for inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi, Libya,

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More Funerals Held Thursday for Newtown Victims

Posted: 12/20/2012 - In Newtown, the site of the shooting rampage, grim-faced mourners hurried through the packed parking lot of St. Rose of Lima Church to attend the funeral Mass for 6-year-old Catherine Hubbard, and six other victims in services held Thursday.

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Bernard Madoff's Brothers Lands 10-Year Sentence

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Peter Madoff was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for crimes committed in the shadow of his notorious sibling.. by a judge who said she disbelieved his claims that he did not know about the epic fraud.

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House GOP Pulls "Plan B" As Fiscal Cliff Looms

Posted: 12/20/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner pulled his "fiscal cliff" backup plan - the so-called "Plan B" bill - tonight after he realized he didn't have enough Republican votes to pass it.

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Apocalypse Predictions Mount, Tourists Seek Refuge

Posted: 12/20/2012 - Folklore followers are on edge this week, as we approach Friday Dec. 21, 2012, the day that -- according to prophecy based on the Mayan calendar -- the world will end.

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Suspects of Benghazi Attack Still On The Loose

Posted: 12/19/2012 - More than three months after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, not a single person has been charged in connection with the assault.

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Study: Most Teens Think Occasional Weed Use OK

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Teenagers' perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high use of the drug could increase as more states move to legalize it.

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Mark Zuckerberg Donating $500 Million

Posted: 12/18/2012 - CEO Zuckerberg hatched Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004, and now, 8 years later, he's sharing the wealth. And of course, his philanthropic decision was announced on his Facebook page.

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Democrats Nix Boehner's Short-Term Tax Fix

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Speaker Boehner offers higher tax rates on millionaires as a back-up plan. Boehner says Americans don't need more stress after the school shooting. But the White House says Boehner's plan "can't pass the Senate."

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Sandy Hook Elementary To Stay Closed Till January

Posted: 12/18/2012 - School won't start for Sandy Hook children until January, as the NRA says it is "prepared to offer meaningful contributions".. Investigators are so far unable to retrieve data from a computer taken from gunman Adam Lanza's home.

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Benghazi Probe Finds State Department Failures

Posted: 12/18/2012 - Independent inquiry into the attack on the consulate in Libya cites "management deficiencies" at high levels of the State Department. It concludes "there was no protest prior to the attacks" on September 11th of this year.

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NRA Is "Shocked, Saddened" by Newtown Shootings

Updated: 12/19/2012 - After 4 days, the powerful lobbying group broke its silence on the Newtown massacre Tuesday. National Rifle Association is regrouping as a major push in favor of gun control forms.

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KBI Exhumes Bodies Of Two Kansas Murderers

Posted: 12/18/2012 - The bodies were exhumed so Florida detectives can try to link Perry Smith and Richard Hickok to the 1959 murders of a family of four in a rural Florida community.

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4 Dead In Apparent Colorado Murder-Suicide

Updated: 12/18/2012 - Four people have been found dead today in a Colorado house in an apparent murder-suicide, a Weld County sheriff's spokesman has told CNN's Christine Sever.

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Obama, Boehner Inch Closer on Spending Cuts, Taxes

Updated: 12/18/2012 - President Barack Obama raises income cutoff for higher tax rates to $400,000.. Obama also offers $200 billion in discretionary spending cuts. House Speaker Boehner concedes on higher tax rates and the debt limit, after meeting for 45 minutes on Monday.

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Probe Into Singer Amy Winehouse's Death Will Be Reopened

Posted: 12/17/2012 - A new coroner's inquest will begin on January 8th. The assistant deputy coroner who ruled on the death did not have required legal credentials. The original coroner's report concluded it was a "death by misadventure".. Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home July 23rd.

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Hawaii Mourns Death of Senator Daniel Inouye

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Senator Daniel Inouye died of respiratory complications, his wife and son at his side. Inouye represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades His last word was "Aloha," his office reports. After his war injury Inouye was hospitalized with future Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas.

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Newtown Begins To Bury Its Victims; Pain is "Incomprehensible"

Updated: 12/17/2012 - As the first funerals for the 20 children killed Friday are held, authorities prepare to interview two survivors of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A U.S. senator says Newtown "changed me," now urges action on gun control.

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