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December 18, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

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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    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

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  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

  • Taiwan plane crash photo Air travel a leap of faith for passengers WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline travel requires passengers to make a leap of faith, entrusting their lives to pilots, airlines, air traffic controllers and others who regulate air travel.Even after a week of multiple tragedies in worldwide aviation, “There

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  • Arizona's prolonged lethal injection is fourth in U.S. this year

    Arizona's execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood marked the fourth time this year that a state failed to dispatch a convict efficiently, according to the Constitution Project, a bipartisan legal group.3

    July 24, 2014

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