Archive for March 18th, 2013

Sandy Hook committee urges gun control

March 18, 2013
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Prohibiting civilians from owning military-style firearms, requiring all guns to be locked away in homes and stepping up school safety are among the recommendations raised in a 16-page interim report released on Monday by the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
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Rwanda claims war crimes suspect at U.S. Embassy

March 18, 2013
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KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The government of Rwanda claims that warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who was indicted on war crimes more than six years ago by the International Criminal Court, turned himself in on Monday to the United States Embassy in Kigali, the capital. But two U.S. embassy officials contacted by telephone denied the report.
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Cyprus bank plan hits money markets as rates edge up

March 18, 2013
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By Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cyprus‘ plan to seize individuals’ savings to avoid bankruptcy nudged bank borrowing costs up on Monday as investors fretted whether it would establish an unwelcome blueprint for euro zone leaders in dealing with other troubled members of the shaky currency union.
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Stocks falter following Cyprus’s bailout plan

March 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing moderately lower on Wall Street as investors worried that a controversial proposal to seize money from depositors in Cyprus could set off another bout of anxiety over Europe’s shared currency.
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Don’t fear ‘The Daily Show’ and other ways Republicans went wrong in 2012

March 18, 2013
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Don’t fear ‘The Daily Show’ and other ways Republicans went wrong in 2012

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Iowa students protest White House tour cancellations

March 18, 2013
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Politics Confidential When a group of 6th graders from Iowa started planning their class trip to Washington, one of the most anticipated highlights was a tour of the White House. That is, until the White House cancelled all tours following the across-the-board budget cuts known as “the sequester.”
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Wall Street slumps at open on European concerns

March 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks dropped on Monday at the open as a divisive bailout plan for Cyprus knocked confidence in banks and provided investors a reason to lock in profits from the recent rally.
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Lion targets new airlines with Airbus jets, 2015 IPO

March 18, 2013
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PARIS (Reuters) – The head of Indonesia‘s Lion Air said after a placing a record Airbus order on Monday that he would use the aircraft to start up new airline ventures underpinned by strong demand in Asia.
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More charges possible in Ohio rape case

March 18, 2013
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The ordeal of an eastern Ohio community roiled by allegations of rape against two high school football players is far from over, despite the teens’ conviction for the crime and their sentence to juvenile prison terms.
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2 killed as jet crashes into homes in Indiana

March 18, 2013
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A private jet apparently experiencing mechanical trouble crashed Sunday in a northern Indiana neighborhood, hitting three homes and killing two people aboard the plane, authorities said.
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