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November 21, 2012

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

1. CLINTON, DIPLOMATS PRESS ON WITH MIDEAST TRUCE EFFORTS

Fighting between Hamas and Israel continues as sticking points over ceasefire remain unresolved.

2. WHAT A MYANMAR CONCESSION ON NUKES COULD TELL

The Asian nation's decision to declare all atomic energy facilities may shed light on whether it sought nuclear know-how from North Korea.

3. SUICIDE BOMBER HITS NEAR US BASE IN KABUL

Two Afghan guards are killed in the explosion that rocked the heart of the capital.

4. WHY THE DEATH OF FIVE CHINESE CHILDREN IS CAUSING A NATIONAL SOUL SEARCH

Some are reflecting on how "left-behind" rural children reveal a darker side to China's economic development.

5. DOCTORS GROUP FAVORS OVER-THE-COUNTER BIRTH CONTROL

Momentum may be building, but no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription soon.

6. SAN FRANCISCO SHEDS PART OF FREE-SPIRITED PAST WITH NUDITY BAN

The city which has a reputation for being without inhibitions is prohibiting public nakedness.

7. FISCAL CLIFF, SLOW ECONOMIC RECOVERY IMPACT THANKSGIVING TRAVEL

Many Americans are making sacrifices this holiday as they feel the pinch from high airfares and rising fuel and toll costs.

8. HOSTESS LIVES TO DIE ANOTHER DAY

The maker of Twinkies fails to reach deal with second biggest union, so company will continue liquidation plan.

9. FORMER BOXER HECTOR 'MACHO' CAMACHO SHOT IN PUERTO RICO

The 1980s three world title winner is in serious condition after shooting outside San Juan.

10. ELMO FACES CHANGE AFTER HIS PUPPETEER'S RESIGNATION

In the wake of the actor's scandalous exit from "Sesame Street", Elmo's positiveness and innocence could be put to the test.

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  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.

    The decision clears the way for official changes to Manning's military records, but does not compel the military to treat the soldier previously known as Bradley Edward Manning as a woman.

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  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

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  • In cuffs... 'Warlock' in West Virginia accused of sexual assault

    Police in West Virginia say a man claiming to be a “warlock” used promises of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him.

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  • The top 12 government programs ever

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  • Courthouse violence unpredictable despite security

    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

    Even the design of the courtrooms, with plenty of sunlight and space, can help calm witnesses or defendants in high-stress cases, some judges believe.

    April 22, 2014

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  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

    The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday. Authorities found the high school student wandering the airport grounds with no identification. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed.

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