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Archive for December 24th, 2012

  • Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

    December 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT – This image taken from the Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians removing the bodies of those killed after a government airstrike hit the Hama Suburb...

  • Unwavering NRA opposes any new gun restrictions

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    The National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, gestures during a news conference in response to the Connecticut school shooting on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington. The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed...

  • Analysis: Egypt’s Islamists tighten grip on power

    December 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    v Egyptian journalists tape their mouths and raise their pens during a demonstration against the draft constitution in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Egypt’s opposition called Sunday for an investigation into allegations of vote fraud in the...

  • Richard Adams, early figure in gay marriage, dies

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this May 10, 1984 photo, gay partners Richard Adams, left, and Anthony Sullivan appear at a news conference. They were facing the deportation of Sullivan to Austrialia. Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay...

  • Few tests done at toxic sites after superstorm

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, a recreational area is fenced off in an area where high levels of lead were recorded following Superstorm Sandy in Laurence Harbor, N.J. Federal and state officials say Sandy’s floodwaters didn’t cause problems...

  • Telepresence robots let employees ‘beam’ into work

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Bo Preising, Suitable Technologies’ vice president of engineering, seen on screen, tests the Beam remote presence system in a sound room in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. More employees are working from home, but there’s still no...

  • Ranchers split over US border security plan

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, rancher Dan Bell, who leases a 35,000-acre cattle ranch along the border between the United States and Mexico, drives around as he checks out part of the property, in Nogales, Ariz. When Bell drives through the ranch, he...

  • What now in Newtown? Seize the change, healers say

    December 24, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 file photo, a mourner of teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., hugs an officiate at St. Mary Of The Assumption Church after a funeral service in...