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Obama to Remember Connecticut Shooting Victims

Posted December 21st, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other Americans are observing a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims of a mass shooting, a week ago, in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were killed, last Friday, after 20-year-old Adam Lanza opened fire at an elementary school he is believed to have attended. Twenty of the victims were […]

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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Ann Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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US Economy Advanced Faster than First Thought in the Summer

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. economy advanced a bit faster in the summer months than the government first estimated, but it may be tailing off at the end of 2012. The government Thursday said the economy, the world’s largest, grew at a 3.1 percent pace in the July-to-September period. That was up from an earlier estimate of 2.7 […]

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More Funerals in Newtown; More Debate on Gun Control

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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More funerals and memorial services were held Thursday in Newtown, Connecticut for victims of the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. The latest victims laid to rest were as young as six years old — some of the 20 children killed in Friday’s mass shooting. Twenty-six people died when a gunman opened fire on students […]

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US Leaders in Washington Still Divided Over Financial Issues

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. leaders remain divided over contentious year-end financial issues even as the House of Representatives gets set to vote Thursday on a Republican plan to retain a tax break for all but the wealthiest of American taxpayers. The Republican leader of the House, Speaker John Boehner, is trying to win support for extending a tax […]

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Putin Backs Proposed Law Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending a proposed law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. During a news conference Thursday in Moscow, Mr. Putin acknowledged the bill recently passed by the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, was an “emotional” response to a new U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russian officials […]

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More Funerals in Newtown; More Debate on Gun Control

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Three six-year-old children are among the victims being laid to rest in Newtown, Connecticut, as a result of a mass shooting that has renewed debate over gun violence and gun control laws. The children were among 26 students and adults who died, last Friday, when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school. Authorities believe […]

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Putin Backs Proposed Law Banning US Adoptions

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending a proposed law that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. During a marathon news conference Thursday in Moscow, Mr. Putin acknowledged the bill recently passed by the State Duma, or lower house of parliament, was an “emotional” response to a new U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russian […]

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US, China Report Progress on Trade Disputes

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Senior U.S. and Chinese officials finished two days of trade talks Wednesday, touting progress on a number of economic issues that have complicated the relationship between the world’s two biggest economies. The annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, held this year in Washington, was the first high-level meeting since President Barack Obama’s re-election […]

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