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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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NRA Wants Armed Police in Schools

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 1:10 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. The chief executive for the powerful National Rifle Association held a press conference Friday, one week after 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The […]

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US Remembers Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans paused Friday morning, remembering the children and adults gunned down by a 20-year-old in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Church bells rang in Newtown and other U.S. towns and cities as mourners stood in silence. Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother, then went to an elementary school, […]

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Obama to Nominate John Kerry as Secretary of State – Reports

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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News reports say President Barack Obama will nominate Senator John Kerry to be the next U.S. secretary of state. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the selection later Friday. Hillary Clinton has served as the top U.S. diplomat since January 2009, when Mr. Obama took office, but she has said she will astep down early […]

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US Remembers Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans paused Friday morning, remembering the children and adults gunned down by a 20-year-old in Newtown, Connecticut, one week ago. Church bells rang in Newtown and other U.S. towns and cities for the victims, while mourners stood in silence. Authorities say Adam Lanza killed his mother, then went to […]

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Russian Parliament Approves Ban on US Adoptions

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s State Duma, or lower house of parliament, has approved a ban on Americans adopting Russian children. The bill, passed Friday in its third and final reading by a vote of 420 – 7, now goes to the upper house of parliament for approval The ban on U.S. adoptions is in retaliation for a U.S. […]

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North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea says it has arrested a U.S. citizen for committing crimes against the state after he entered the reclusive communist country as a tourist. The official Korean Central News Agency said Friday the man, identified as Bae Jun Ho, has confessed to unspecified crimes that it said were “proven through evidence.” It said legal […]

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North Korea Confirms Arrest of US Citizen

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean state media say a U.S. citizen has been arrested after entering the reclusive communist country as a tourist. The Korean Central News Agency on Friday identified the man as Bae Jun Ho, saying he confessed to unspecified crimes against the state. Although it provided no other details, it said the crimes were “proven […]

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