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December 12, 2012

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1. AN ACT OF DEFIANCE FROM NORTH KOREA

The pariah nation successfully launches a long-range rocket, ignoring warnings from the U.N. and the U.S.

2. RAMPAGE AT OREGON SHOPPING MALL

Witnesses heard the camouflaged, masked gunman say "I am the shooter" before opening fire, killing two people and himself.

3. WHO RAVI SHANKAR MENTORED BESIDES THE BEATLES

Saxophonist John Coltrane named his son Ravi after the sitar virtuoso, who died in California at 92.

4. THE TRICKY BALANCE OF OBAMA'S 'FISCAL CLIFF' STRATEGY

Advisers say he will publicly pressure Republicans to reach a deal while negotiating privately with top Congressional leaders.

5. HOW HIS WORDS ARE COMING BACK TO HAUNT HIM

Republicans note the president's current stand on raising tax rates differs from the one he took in 2010.

6. WHY CHINA COULD BE GOOD FOR EUROPE'S WINE BUSINESS

China has become the largest export market in France's Bordeaux region.

7. AN OFFICER'S GIFT PUTS NEW YORKERS IN A QUANDARY

The donation of shoes to a barefoot homeless man raised the age-old urban dilemma about whether to give money to strangers on the streets.

8. PLANE CARRYING JENNI RIVERA TOOK DRAMATIC PLUNGE

The music star's jet plummeted nearly straight down at a speed that may have exceeded 600 mph.

9. WHY VEGAS LIKES THE NUMBERS 12-12-12

Sin City hopes to lure thousands to get quickie weddings on the once-in-a-century date.

10. LOOK WHO'S TWEETING

Pope hits 1 million followers as he sends first tweet, blessing online fans and urging them to listen to Christ.

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    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

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  • State Unemployment [Duplicate] Unemployment fell in March WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment r

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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