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More Funerals for School Shooting Victims, Obama to Address Gun Violence

Posted December 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will outline a process for formulating policies addressing gun violence Wednesday, in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut that killed 26 people. The effort is expected to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. White House aides say the president is not expected to call for specific measures. […]

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Obama Backs Assault Weapons Ban; Town Buries More Shooting Victims

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of planned legislation reinstating a national ban on assault weapons — one of several demands by gun control supporters revived in the wake of last week’s school massacre in Connecticut. White House spokesman Jay Carney spoke Tuesday, as the shattered community of Newtown, Connecticut continued […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school in a small Connecticut town Tuesday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place. Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened […]

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Obama Supports Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama supports efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban, as the gun control debate is reignited following a deadly school rampage. Spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday the president is also in favor of closing the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase guns from private dealers without undergoing […]

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US Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals in Alleged Hi-Tech Scam

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. prosecutors in Oregon have unsealed criminal indictments against two Chinese nationals for their alleged attempts to illegally acquire sensitive technology that can be used in missile and radar systems. The 12-count indictment names Wan Li Yuan and an unidentified accomplice using the alias Jason Jiang, and says they conspired to violate U.S. export regulations […]

Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school in a small Connecticut town Tuesday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary, where one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place. Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened […]

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Schools Reopen in US Town Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Students returned to school Tuesday in Newtown, Connecticut, as the small northeastern town reels from one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. Schools opened two hours late as parents, educators and police hoped to resume some normalcy, four days after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school, killing 20 children and six […]

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US Leaders Edging Closer on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. leaders are edging closer to a compromise on contentious end-of-year mandates for sharp spending cuts in key government programs and tax increases for almost all American workers. Significant hurdles remain to a deal, but the outlines of an agreement seemed to be emerging Tuesday, even as President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in […]

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US: Veteran Senator Now Third in Presidential Succession

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A long-time U.S. senator, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, is now third in the line of presidential succession in the country. Leahy, a Democrat who has served in the Senate since 1975, was sworn in Tuesday as the president pro tempore in the upper chamber of Congress. It is a largely ceremonial position he is assuming […]

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US Leaders Edging Closer on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Compromise

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. leaders are edging closer to a compromise on contentious end-of-year mandates for sharp spending cuts in key government programs and tax increases for almost all American workers. Significant hurdles remain to a deal, but the outlines of an agreement seemed to be emerging Tuesday, even as U.S. President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents […]

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