Archive for December 21st, 2012

NRA: ‘Good guy with a gun’ could have saved lives at Sandy Hook

December 21, 2012
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NRA: ‘Good guy with a gun’ could have saved lives at Sandy Hook

The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre speaks at Friday’s press conference (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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One week after shooting, new details emerge

December 21, 2012
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone.
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Stocks sink after Republicans cancel budget vote

December 21, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent Washington a reminder Friday that Wall Street is a power player in talks to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
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Wall Street slides as fiscal deal unlikely before 2013

December 21, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled more than 1 percent on Friday after a Republican proposal for averting the “fiscal cliff” failed to pass, diminishing hopes that a deal would be reached soon in Washington.
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A somber moment for 26 victims of Sandy Hook school massacre

December 21, 2012
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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The chiming of bells reverberated throughout Newtown on Friday, commemorating one week since the crackle of gunfire in a schoolhouse killed 20 children and six adults in a massacre that has shaken the community — and the nation — to its core.
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Obama picks John Kerry as secretary of state

December 21, 2012
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Obama picks John Kerry as secretary of state

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., leads a hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, …President Barack Obama will formally nominate Democratic Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry on Friday to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, a choice expected to win easy approval by the Senate. The move...
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Insight: Wall Street, facing fiercer watchdog, flees U.S. power markets

December 21, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – When federal regulators proposed a six-month penalty on JPMorgan Chase & Co’s electricity trading arm last month, they took aim at what is now a rare sight on Wall Street: a large and growing power sales business.
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Apple to appeal Samsung ruling, WSJ reports

December 21, 2012
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Though Robert Pattinson stuck by her, Ben Affleck has left Kristen Stewart in the dust. Citing a schedule crunch, the actor has backed out of Focus, a con-artist movie set to costar Stewart and begin filming this spring. Stewart had just said in a recent interview that she was excited to start shooting, but now who...
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First major storm of winter pelts Midwest

December 21, 2012
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The first major winter storm of the year hit the U.S. Midwest on Thursday, bringing a blizzard to the Plains and tornadoes to Alabama and Arkansas, and leaving some 133,000 customers without electricity.
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Boehner suffers major ‘fiscal cliff’ setback

December 21, 2012
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Boehner suffers major ‘fiscal cliff’ setback

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to the media about the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. …In a stinging setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, a lack of support from inside his own party for his “fiscal cliff” fall-back plan forced him late Thursday to cancel a much-trumpeted vote on...
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