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Connecticut massacre death toll: 20 children, six adults

Updated: 12/14/2012 - Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene. The dead at the school include 20 children.

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'Lincoln' gets a leading 7 Globe nominations

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Steven Spielberg is bringing new glory to Abraham Lincoln. The Civil War epic "Lincoln" leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Election over, administration unleashes new rules

Updated: 12/13/2012 - In recent weeks, the administration has proposed rules to deal with runoff from logging roads, require data recorders in cars and trucks and implement the new health care law.

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House GOP press Obama for balanced fiscal deal

Updated: 12/13/2012 - House Republican leaders are pressing President Barack Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions.

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Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

Posted: 12/12/2012 - White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043. The new government projection is a year later than previous estimates, made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was known.

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Fiscal cliff talks appear to be stalled

Posted: 12/12/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce his initial demand for $1.6 trillion in higher tax revenue over a decade to $1.4 trillion.

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Mich. becomes right-to-work state despite protests

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The state House swiftly approved two bills reducing unions' strength Tuesday and Gov. Rick Snyder signed them into law, brushing aside protests from Democrats and thousands of pro-union demonstrators.

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10 Things to know for Wednesday

Updated: 12/12/2012 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Explosion damages homes, shuts down interstate

Updated: 12/11/2012 - Investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked a natural gas pipeline explosion that destroyed homes, and even a section of interstate.

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Flu season off to earliest start in nearly a decade

Updated: 12/11/2012 - The flu bug is starting to pack more bite in Kentucky, according to the Centers for Disease Control which says the flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade.

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Kentucky's McConnell calls on Democrats to spell out cuts

Posted: 12/11/2012 - The Senate Republican leader is calling on President Barack Obama and Democrats to spell out where they would cut government spending as part of any deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."

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