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Preliminary Hearing Set to Begin for US Theater Shooting Suspect

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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The man charged with carrying out a deadly rampage at a U.S. movie theater in July is due to appear in court Monday for the beginning of preliminary hearings to determine if his case will go to trial. Prosecutors have filed 142 counts against James Holmes for the shooting attack that killed 12 people and […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are getting ready for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party will not consider any more tax increases. He told ABC television’s This Week that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting […]

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New Fight Looming Over US Debt

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers are positioning themselves for another political fight over the country’s budget woes. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday his party is done considering any tax increases, telling ABC’s “This Week” that “the tax issue is finished.” He said President Barack Obama and lawmakers now need to focus on cutting spending, calling Washington’s […]

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Tentative Deal in North American Hockey Lockout

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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North America’s professional hockey league could resume play in the coming weeks, after owners and the player’s union reached a tentative labor agreement. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement early Sunday, saying “there is still a lot of work to be done but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed […]

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Tentative Deal in North American Hockey Lockout

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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North America’s professional hockey league could resume play in the coming weeks, after owners and the player’s union reached a tentative labor agreement. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement early Sunday, saying “there is still a lot of work to be done but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed […]

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Canadian Who Sheltered Americans During Iran Hostage Crisis Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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(corrects year in graph 5 to 1979) John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers in his Tehran home during the Iran hostage crisis more than three decades ago, has died. He was 88 years old. Sheardown had been treated for Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments before his death December 30 […]

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Canadian Who Sheltered Americans During Iran Hostage Crisis Dies

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat, who sheltered fugitive American Embassy staffers in his Tehran home during the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, has died. He was 88 years old. Sheardown had been treated for Alzheimer’s disease and other ailments before his death December 30 in Ottawa. The rescue of the Americans has become known […]

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Ohio Police Press Public for Details on Teen Rape

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Police probing rape accusations against two teenage American football players have launched a website aimed at gaining information about an unverified video that purports to show the rape of an adolescent girl. The site, sponsored by city officials in Steubenville, Ohio, was unveiled Saturday, just days after an online video surfaced that purportedly shows a […]

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4 Dead After Police Standoff in US Movie Theater Massacre City

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Four people are dead after a police standoff involving a gunman in the U.S. city of Aurora, Colorado, the site of a deadly mass shooting at a movie theater last year. Police say the suspect in Saturday’s shooting barricaded himself inside a house before he was shot and killed when police entered. It is unclear […]

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US Lawmakers Approve Aid for Storm Victims

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion in flood insurance aid for victims of superstorm Sandy that wreaked havoc along the East Coast. The 435-member lower chamber of Congress passed the legislation Friday 354-67 after receiving harsh criticism from lawmakers in storm-ravaged states for ending a previous session with no vote on […]

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