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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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NATO Says Collapse of Assad Regime is Imminent

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rights group urges rebels to abide by international accords amid report of "horrible abuses" .. Syria's apparent use of Scud missiles is "reckless," Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Thursday.

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Banda Diva Jenni Rivera's Remains Identified

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Rivera's letter says she does not want to be cremated. The remains of Rivera's publicist and the plane's co-pilot also have been identified. A memorial will likely be held in Mexico, but plans are not yet finalized.

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Triplets, 21, Could End Up In Same Mich. Prison

Posted: 12/13/2012 - A set of 21-year-old Michigan triplets, convicted of felonies for two separate crimes, could end up together in the same prison. Deshawn and Juronn Shivers may join their brother Devon in the Saginaw Correctional Facility depending on their sentencing next month, the Smoking Gun reports.

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Director Of $3 Billion Cancer Research Effort Resigns

Posted: 12/13/2012 - The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation's second-biggest pot of cancer research dollars, the agency announced Tuesday.

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Global Life Expectancy Study Shows People Living Sicker

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats.

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More Than 50 Lawsuits Filed In Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: 12/13/2012 - Dennis O'Brien rubs his head as he details ailments triggered by the fungal meningitis he developed after a series of steroid shots in his neck: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, exhaustion and trouble with his speech and attention.

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Rivera's Plane Plunged From 28,000 Feet

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The doomed plane could have plunged at more than 600 mph, the transportation secretary says. Determining what caused the crash in northern Mexico could take up to a year. Still, some of Jenni Rivera's family members believe she could be alive.

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U.S. Calls North Korea Launch "Clear Provocation"

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Leon Panetta cites "threat from North Korea," calls the launch "clear provocation" as the White House warns "there will be consequences" New sanctions are unlikely, says an analyst who served on a U.N. panel. Iran says it is happy for North Korea.

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Hospital Says L.A. Surgeon Gave Patients Staph

Posted: 12/12/2012 - Officials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say a heart surgeon unwittingly infected five patients during valve replacement surgeries earlier this year.

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Downside To Improved Food Poisoning Tests

Posted: 12/12/2012 - It's about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation's ability to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks.

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Light Smoking May Increase Sudden Cardiac Death Risk In Women

Updated: 12/12/2012 - Even women who are are considered light-to-moderate smokers have a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death, new research suggests. But, quitting for less than five years may help them lower that risk by quite a bit.

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