Archive for December 25th, 2012

Pope decries slaughter of ‘defenseless’ Syrians

December 25, 2012
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI wished Christmas peace to the world Tuesday, decrying the slaughter of the “defenseless” in Syria, urging Israelis and Palestinians to find the courage to negotiate and encouraging China‘s new leaders to allow more religious freedom.
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U.S. gun support runs far deeper than politics

December 25, 2012
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BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Adam Lanza‘s mother was among the tens of millions of U.S. gun owners. She legally had a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle and a pair of handguns, which her 20-year-old son used to kill 20 children and six adults in 10 efficient minutes inside a Connecticut school.
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Winter storms, tornado threats for Christmas in US

December 25, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Forecasts of snow, sleet and freezing rain threatened to complicate Christmas Day travel around the nation’s midsection Tuesday as several Gulf Coast states braced for a chance of twisters and powerful thunderstorms.
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NORAD says record number of calls to track Santa

December 25, 2012
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Most of the thousands of children who call the annual Santa-tracking operation at a Colorado Air Force Base on Christmas Eve ask the usual questions: “Where’s Santa, and when will he get here?”
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Nasty weather threatens Gulf Coast for Christmas

December 25, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nasty weather, including a chance of strong tornadoes and howling thunderstorms, could be on the way for Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast from east Texas to north Florida.
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Jack Klugman dies in Los Angeles

December 25, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — El prolífico actor de rostro ajado Jack Klugman, a quien millones adoraron por series televisivas como la del médico forense “Quincy, M.E.” o “The Odd Couple”, falleció el lunes, dijo uno de sus hijos. Tenía 90 años.
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New Jersey pension fund sues NYSE Euronext on ICE deal

December 25, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A pension fund that holds shares of NYSE Euronext has sued the exchange operator over its proposed $8.2 billion sale to IntercontinentalExchange Inc , saying the deal undervalues the company’s stock.
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