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December 18, 2012

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1. WHY CONNECTICUT COULD BE THE TIPPING POINT IN GUN DEBATE

A Republican senator calls for a gun violence study and some Democrats push tighter restrictions.

2. CLOSING IN ON 'FISCAL CLIFF' DEAL

Obama softened his demand for higher upper-income taxes; Boehner said he would accept higher taxes on investment income.

3. BACK TO SOME ROUTINES AFTER DEADLY RAMPAGE

Most students are going back to school in Newtown, Conn.

4. WHERE NEWTOWN KIDS RAN WHEN THEY ESCAPED

Six children ran to neighbor Gene Rosen's driveway after their teacher was shot. He took them in and called their parents.

5. NBC CORRESPONDENT RELEASED UNHARMED AFTER KIDNAPPING IN SYRIA

The network says Richard Engel and his production team were held for five days by an "unknown group."

6. 50-YEAR SENATE VETERAN FROM HAWAII DIES

Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, the WWII hero who played key roles in the Watergate and Iran-Contra investigations, was 88.

7. HOW NORTH KOREA'S SATELLITE IS DOING

Astronomers say it is tumbling in space, but could remain in orbit for several years.

8. IRAQI PRESIDENT SUFFERS A STROKE

Doctors at a Baghdad hospital are trying to stabilize Jalal Talaban's condition.

9. WHAT EASY-BAKE'S GENDER-NEUTRAL OVEN WILL LOOK LIKE

It's black, silver and blue, instead of purple and pink. A 13-year-old girl asked Hasbro to make a toy that appeals to all children.

10. WHY 'THE SOPRANOS' ENDED THE WAY IT DID

It's not about whether Tony lived or died, director David Chase tells the AP's Jake Coyle. It's "the idea of how short life is and how precious it is."

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  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

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

    Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.

    April 19, 2014

  • 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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  • 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

    April 19, 2014

  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

    April 19, 2014

  • 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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