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FBI Gun Background Checks Hit Record Highs

Posted: 01/02/2013 - The FBI performed nearly 2.8 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in December, a record month that capped a record year.

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Amid Backlash, Boehner Relents On Sandy Vote

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Amid vociferous criticism from both the right and the left, House Speaker John Boehner is agreeing to hold a vote this week for a bill providing relief for states hit by superstorm Sandy.

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Newborns Know Their Native Tongue

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Just hours after they're born, babies seem to be able to tell the difference between sounds in their native tongue.

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Pot Activists Divided Over New Cannabis Club

Posted: 01/02/2013 - A small group of New Year's Eve revelers here ditched the traditional champagne toast, lighting up joints instead at a newly opened marijuana club.

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First Private Marijuana Clubs Open In Colorado

Updated: 01/02/2013 - DENVER-With reggae music pumping in the background and flashing disco-style lights, members of the recreational pot club lit up in celebration of the new year — and a new place to smoke legally among friends.

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Eric Cantor: "I do not support" the "cliff" deal

Posted: 01/01/2013 - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, declared his opposition to the Senate-passed "fiscal cliff" deal today, potentially putting the deal in peril.

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L.A. Man Charged In Burning Of Homeless Woman

Posted: 12/31/2012 - A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was charged Monday with attempted murder after a homeless woman was set on fire last week as she slept on a suburban bus bench, the district attorney's office said.

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Investigation Ongoing In Deadly Ore. Bus Crash

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Bad weather in the northwest may be to blame for a tour bus accident Sunday that killed nine passengers and injured at least 26 others, but police say the investigation is ongoing.

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New Tuberculosis Drug First To Hit Market In 40 Years

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The FDA on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis pill called Sirturo for use with older drugs to fight a hard-to-treat strain of tuberculosis that has not responded to other medications.

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House GOP: 'Fiscal cliff' Vote Won't Happen Before Deadline

Posted: 12/31/2012 - President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts that take effect with the new year, but House leaders say their chamber won't vote Monday.

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Finally, A "Fiscal Cliff" Breakthrough

Updated: 12/31/2012 - Most of the world is counting down to a midnight New Year's celebration while Congress continues to watch the clock and count down to another deadline, despite the efforts of lawmakers to avert the "fiscal cliff."

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"Fiscal Cliff' Deal Rests With Two Old Negotiating Partners: Biden And McConnell

Posted: 12/31/2012 - As the hours wind down before the so-called "fiscal cliff" deadline, it appears that the fate of the nation's economy is in the hands of two players who have been left out of negotiations until the 11th hour: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Vice President Joe Biden.

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