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Police: Deadly Attack on US Firefighters a Trap

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in a town in the state of New York are marking Christmas with heavy hearts after two volunteer firefighters were shot and killed while responding to a blaze that officials say was set as a trap. Officials say a 62-year-old ex-convict, William Spengler, set his house and car on fire early Monday to lure […]

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UN Votes to Re-Open Arms Treaty Debate

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to restart talks on a treaty regulating the global trade of conventional arms, after a similar effort failed in July. The assembly has agreed to hold a conference in March to try to reach a consensus on a plan that would set global standards for the international transfer […]

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Extreme Weather Forecast for US Christmas

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Storm warnings have been posted for much of the United States over the next several days – threatening to disrupt Christmas holiday travel plans for millions of people. A huge winter storm that dumped almost two meters of snow in California was heading eastward through the Midwest and was expected to hit the heavily populated […]

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Shooting Kills Two US Firefighters, Wounds Two More

Posted December 24th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two volunteer firefighters were fatally shot Monday in the latest example of American gun violence since a primary school shooting spree shocked the nation earlier this month. Two more firefighters were wounded as they rushed to put out a house fire near the shore of Lake Ontario, about 540 kilometers Northwest of New York City. […]

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Inouye Memorialized As a ‘Giant’ and a ‘Shining Star’

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The late Hawaiian U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as a giant and a shining star of the so-called greatest generation. Inouye was memorialized at a military service in his native Honolulu. President Barack Obama and about 20 members of Congress attended the service. The late senator was honored with a 19-gun salute and […]

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NRA to Oppose Any New Gun Laws

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the National Rifle Association, the top gun-rights lobbyist in the United States, says his group opposes any new laws restricting the right to own guns. Wayne LaPierre told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that a gun is a tool and that the problem with gun violence in the United States is […]

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John Kerry: A Familiar Face in Global Diplomacy

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senator John Kerry – President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state – is a familiar face to world leaders, an elder statesman of the Democratic Party and current chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The son of a military veteran, Kerry graduated from Yale University in 1966 and served an abbreviated tour […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, while two Democratic senators called the group’s response to the Newtown tragedy shamefully inadequate. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre […]

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4 Dead in Pennsylvania Shooting Spree

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Local authorities say a shooting spree in the eastern state of Pennsylvania has left four people dead and three state troopers wounded. Officials say the shootings occurred over several kilometers in Frankstown Township, about 150 kilometers from the Pennsylvania state capital, Harrisburg. They say the shooter was among those killed and the emergency is over. […]

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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States’ largest gun rights lobby says it wants to address gun violence by placing armed police officers in every school in America, in a suggestion swiftly denounced by Democrats. The executive vice president of the powerful National Rifle Association, or NRA, said tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week […]

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