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December 11, 2012

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1. BRITISH BANK TO PAY RECORD FINE

HSBC's agreement to pay $1.9 billion is the biggest ever in a case involving a bank.

2. WHY AMERICANS ARE AFRAID OF THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

Voters tell the AP they have tough financial problems and have no confidence that Washington can reach a deal.

3. CLASHES EXPECTED IN CAIRO

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist leader planned to stage rival mass rallies ahead of a vote on a constitution that has polarized the nation.

4. MORSI LOOKS MORE AND MORE LIKE A DICTATOR

Some say it should come as no surprise: heavy-handed rule has a history in Egypt and in the region.

5. MEXICO PRESIDENT NOT BACKING DOWN FROM WAR ON DRUGS

Enrique Pena Nieto tells The AP's Katherine Corcoran that legalization of marijuana in two U.S. states won't keep him from prosecuting it in Mexico.

6. WHY INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT THE OWNER OF JENNI RIVERA'S PLANE

The Las Vegas company was involved in a federal drug investigation before the plane crash that killed the singer in Mexico.

7. SCALIA REBUTS CRITICS WHO SAYS HE IS ANTI-GAY

The Supreme Court justice says legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral when asked about his rulings on sodomy laws.

8. ANOTHER JUSTICE SHARES PERSONAL SIDE

Sonia Sotomayor says her fear of dying young from diabetes kept her from having children.

9. APPLE TAKES AUSTRALIANS THE WRONG WAY

Police say the software giant's mapping service is "potentially life-threatening" for sending drivers looking for the southern city of Mildura to a remote desert.

10. WHY ALAN ALDA WANTS TO KNOW WHAT TIME IS

The "MASH" star posed the question from his childhood to scientists as a visiting professor at a New York college.

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    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.

    Investigators have determined that Megan Huntsman, 39, did not go to a hospital to have the babies, Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Mike Roberts said. He didn't say if anybody helped her give birth.

    April 16, 2014

  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

    Before school began, some students gathered at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on the football field behind Franklin Regional High School to pray and to support one another.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

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  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

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  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

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    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

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  • US anti-Semitic attacks down before Kansas deaths

    A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. cautiously noted a sharp decline in such incidents less than two weeks before the fatal shootings over the weekend outside two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City.

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