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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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Profiles Of The 26 Lives Lost To Tragedy In Connecticut

Updated: 12/16/2012 - Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 children and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.

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Sec. Of State Hillary Clinton Recovering From Concussion

Updated: 12/15/2012 - Recovering at home after fainting and suffering a concussion, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not testify next Thursday, as planned, for two congressional hearings on the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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President Obama To Visit Grieving Families

Updated: 12/15/2012 - Sunday, two days after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama will travel to the grief-stricken town to take part in an interfaith vigil and meet with victims' families and first responders.

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8-Year-Old Says Teacher Saved Him In Conn. Shooting

Posted: 12/14/2012 - An eight-year-old student described how a teacher saved him from bullets at his Newtown, Conn., elementary school Friday morning, where at least 27 people were killed by a gunman.

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California Judge Says Victims' Body Can Prevent Rape

Posted: 12/13/2012 - The California Commission on Judicial Performance voted 10-0 to impose a public admonishment on Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson for his comments that a woman's body can prevent rape.

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Mall Reopens Friday, After Shooting Rampage in Oregon

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Three people died of single gunshots, a deputy medical examiner says. On Tuesday, a man killed two people and then himself. Wounded teenager is still in serious condition. Shooting was "out of character" for Roberts, the woman who raised him says.

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With Rice Out Of the Picture, Kerry Touted as Secretary of State

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Massachusetts Senator and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry looks like the front-runner to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Senate Republicans have been touting Kerry for that Cabinet post this month, citing his long history of overseas experience.

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