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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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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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