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January 9, 2013

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CLINTON — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1.WHERE THE NRA IS FOCUSING GUN RIGHTS FIGHT

The group is opposing Obama's judicial nominees seen as likely to enforce stronger gun control laws.

2. MONTHS OF PREPARATION FOR THE COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING

Police testified James Holmes bought tear gas grenades two months before the rampage that killed 12 and chemicals to booby-trap his apartment.

3. A SYRIAN PRISONER SWAP

Rebels freed 48 Iranians held captive since August for more than 2,000 Syrians in what appeared to be the first prisoner swap of the civil war.

4. HOTTEST. YEAR. EVER.

U.S. temperatures were off the charts during 2012, a year marked by drought and a barely there winter.

5. WHAT THE US SEES IN PHOTOS OF MISSING INVESTIGATOR

Intelligence officials tell the AP Iran was behind images and video sent to the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in 2007.

6. SIRI, WHAT SHOULD I WATCH?

TVs of the future will respond to voice commands, allowing viewers to chuck the remote.

7. ARMSTRONG AGREES TO TALK ABOUT DOPING

The interview with Oprah Winfrey addressing charges he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career will air Jan. 17.

8. WHY YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF KANAKANAVU

There are only 10 speakers on the planet of the aboriginal language from Taiwan.

9. TWITTER EXPLODES OVER 'BAMA QB'S GIRLFRIEND

Ex-Miss Alabama Katherine Webb now has more followers than boyfriend AJ McCarron after ESPN cameras lingered on her at the championship game.

10. WHO'S NOMINATED FOR THE BRITISH 'OSCARS'

"Lincoln" led with 10 nominations, "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi" nabbed nine each in the British Academy Film Awards race.

 

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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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).

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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