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Newtown first responders carry heavy burdens

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, a woman holding her children embraces a firefighter shortly after Adam Lanza opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of residents is also [&hellip...

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Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

December 21, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, the town’s water tower rises above the railroad tracks in Harrold, Texas. The rural town’s lone school has a policy allowing teachers and other employees to carry concealed weapons on campus. Some lawmakers in at...

US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo provided by Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry...

Possible Hagel pick raises concerns in Senate GOP

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 1, 2012, file photo shows former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel speaking in Omaha, Neb. President Barack Obama’s possible pick of Republican Chuck Hagel to run the Pentagon raises serious concerns among some of his former...

Snowstorm causing problems from Rockies to Midwest

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A woman walks her dog as a blizzard dropped snow over Boulder, Colo., Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. A storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow in the Rocky Mountains is heading east and is forecast to bring the first major winter storm of the season to the...

One by one, shattered Newtown buries its dead

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

A child peers through firefighters standing as the procession heads to the cemetery outside the funeral for school shooting victim Daniel Gerard Barden at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. According to firefighters,...

State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to reporters following a closed-door briefing on the investigation of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, at the Capitol in Washington,...

Obama, Boehner clash as cliff edge approaches

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., turns to answer a reporter as she exits a news conference after speaking about the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiscal...

Will cigarette makers jump into pot market?

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows marijuana plants flourishing under the lights at a grow house in Denver. President Barack Obama says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana. In a Barbara Walters interview...

Agency pushes new Willamette Valley canola plan

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 1, 2012, file photo shows canola products at Willamette Biomass Processors plant in Rickreall, Ore. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has reached a decision on its controversial proposal to expand production of canola oil in...