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A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
The feared fiscal cliff was at hand Monday night, with senators discussing a deal struck by their leaders and no vote in the House of Representatives scheduled before a combination of tax increases and spending cuts starts to…Continue
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The US is set to plunge over the so-called fiscal cliff as senators failed to reach an agreement to avert $600 billion of tax hikes and cuts. Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on the issue that could deal a deadly blow to the US economy.
Senators were supposed to reach a deal on Sunday, but were unable to…Continue
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Unknown sources are funneling money into new research aimed at finding the so-called "evil" gene that may have been responsible for the recent mass shooting that allegedly took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to the U.K.'s Daily…Continue
China will begin releasing air pollution readings every hour in 74 of its biggest cities from New Year's Day, after years of public pressure. Around 8,600 people in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xi'an died prematurely this year because of PM2.5 pollution.
Air pollution is…
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The body of the man who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school has been claimed for burial.
Connecticut Medical Examiner Wayne H. Carver II tells the Hartford Courant that the remains of Adam Lanza were claimed several days ago by someone who wanted to remain…Continue
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Music snobs are enjoying a taste of schadenfreude after a massive audit of YouTube video channels cut 2 billion fake views from record company sites.
Google made good on its promise to …Continue
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being…Continue
Added by Pam Vredenburg on December 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
If a broader deal on the "fiscal cliff" cannot be reached soon, the Senate should vote on legislation to make sure middle-class taxes are not raised and that 2 million people don't lose unemployment benefits, President Barack Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" in an interview broadcast Sunday.…Continue
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I have fired guns only once in my life, on a stag party to the Czech capital Prague a few years ago when part of the itinerary included a trip to an indoor shooting range. For three hours, our group were let loose on everything from Magnum 45 handguns and Glock pistols, to high-powered ‘sniper’ rifles and…Continue
US President Barack Obama enacted a law on Friday targeting Iran's alleged influence in Latin America. This comes as Washington already wages a “covert war” against Iran, according to researcher Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich.
The act also calls on the Department of Homeland Security to bolster surveillance at US borders…Continue
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The deadly winter storm that killed 17 US residents has also left thousands without power, which is unlikely to be restored until after the New Year. Many will be forced to endure freezing cold nights in states that hardly ever see snow.
In the southern state of Arkansas, 200,000 homes and businesses lost power as…Continue
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US regulators want to make event data recorders (EDRs), similar to “black boxes” used on planes, mandatory on all cars produced from September 2014. The move has sparked a tense debate between safety advocates and those worried about loss of privacy.
The National Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA), which is in…Continue
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Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous are demanding that a California police department remove an officer from the force after video has surfaced of the cop in question firing at a civilian 11 times at point-blank range.
The Manteca Police Department says that Officer John Moody was in the right when he…Continue
The Senate agreed on Friday to approve an extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, legislation that allows the NSA and other US intelligence agencies to wiretap conversations involving foreign citizens without obtaining a warrant.
Despite growing opposition to one of the most notorious and…Continue
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A 17-year old high school student in San Francisco has been suspended for a poem she wrote about the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger," wrote Courtni Webb in a poem that was not turned in for an assignment, but was…Continue
After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc with power systems in the Northeast, many…Continue
Hey. My name is Ricky Moore. You may not know me, but that doesn't matter.
I am a gun owner. I work as a commissioned security officer in the state of Texas.
I already earn only $580.00 a month at a reduced pay and low…
WEBSTER, N.Y. — The neighbor of a convicted felon who ambushed firefighters on Christmas Eve, killing two, bought the guns for him and lied to the seller, knowing that he wasn't allowed to have them, authorities said Friday.
William Spengler had picked out the semiautomatic rifle and shotgun used in the ambush and went to the…Continue
Oregon resident Julie Keith was shocked when she opened her $29.99 Kmart Halloween graveyard decoration kit to find a letter, folded into eights, hidden between two Styrofoam tombstones.
Coming all the way from unit 8, department 2 of the Masanjia Labor Camp in Shenyang,…Continue