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December 17, 2012

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1. LANZA HAD ENOUGH AMMO TO KILL ALMOST EVERY CHILD AT SCHOOL

As a Connecticut town mourns, some residents wonder if life can ever return to normal in Newtown.

2. FIRST FUNERALS FOR THE YOUNGEST

Services are planned for 6-year-olds Jack Pinto, a New York Giants fan who may be buried in Victor Cruz's jersey, and Noah Pozner, whose twin sister survived the massacre.

3. OBAMA MOURNS IN NEWTOWN AND OPENS DOOR TO GUN CONTROL

The president said he would use "whatever power" he has to prevent mass shootings in the future.

4. JITTERY US GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Officials planned to add police patrols and make guidance counselors available in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

5. MOVEMENT ON THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

Boehner offers tax increases on people making more than $1 million a year.

6. CALL FOR A REDO IN EGYPT VOTE

Rights groups say women, Christians and other opponents were prevented from voting on Morsi's controversial constitution.

7. AN EXPLOSION INSIDE A US COMPOUND IN KABUL

Dozens are injured after the blast hit an American military contractor's headquarters.

8. WHAT'S LANDING ON THE MOON

The twin NASA spacecraft Ebb and Flow are expected to plunge into a lunar mountain at 5:28 p.m. after running out of fuel.

9. WHAT PEPSI IS TINKERING WITH

Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding set for next month.

10. PRINCESS IS OUT IN PUBLIC

The Duchess of Cambridge attended a BBC sports awards show in her first appearance since her hospitalization for morning sickness.

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