Archive for December 30th, 2012

GOP Senate leader urges Biden to break ‘fiscal cliff’ impasse

December 30, 2012
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GOP Senate leader urges Biden to break ‘fiscal cliff’ impasse

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is shown in this C-Span video footage as he addresses the Senate …Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday to jump into “fiscal cliff” talks in hopes of breaking an impasse that threatens Americans with sharply higher income taxes come January 1.
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Obama boasts support of American people in ‘fiscal cliff’ fight

December 30, 2012
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As Congress races to pass legislation before the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” deadline, President Barack Obama in an interview which aired Sunday publicly touted the support of the American people for the plan he offered to Republicans.
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Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini dies in Rome at 103

December 30, 2012
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ROME (AP) — Rita Levi-Montalcini, a biologist who conducted underground research in defiance of Fascist persecution and went on to win a Nobel Prize for helping unlock the mysteries of the cell, died at her home in Rome on Sunday. She was 103 and had worked well into her final years.
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Obama says failure to reach fiscal deal would hurt markets

December 30, 2012
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By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Financial markets would be affected adversely if U.S. lawmakers fail to agree on a “fiscal cliff” deal before Tuesday, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, while urging Congress to act quickly to extend tax cuts for middle-class Americans.
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Stung Bankia investors look to courts for justice

December 30, 2012
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MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish savers and pensioners who have seen their money wiped out by investing in state-rescued lender Bankia are likely to seek redress in court rather than wait for any official inquiry, which looks increasingly unlikely.
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Woman charged with murder in New York City subway death

December 30, 2012
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NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she has hated Muslims since Sept. 11 and thought he was one was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said.
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Last-minute fiscal cliff talks in Senate

December 30, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Saturday to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts at the dawn of the new year as President Barack Obama warned that failure could mean a “self-inflicted wound to the economy.”
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Senate leaders work to avoid New Year’s fiscal cliff

December 30, 2012
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By Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON | Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:22pm EST
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Suspects in India rape case charged with murder

December 30, 2012
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.
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