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Much Of Newtown Heads Back To School After Shootings

Most children returned to school in Newtown, Conn., on Monday as some families buried victims of the last week's shootings.
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Jersey Shore Residents Draw Line In The Sand Over Dunes After Sandy

Many residents and officials say New Jersey beach towns with bigger sand dunes suffered the least damage during Hurricane Sandy. The federal government's been working on building up dunes along the coast. On Long Beach Island, N.J., the town's mayor is eager for the beach replenishment work to move forward as soon as possible. But some oceanfront residents oppose federal dune-building. They say it's their land and they don't want the government to build up the dunes in front of their homes, unless they're compensated.
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Gun Advocate Sen. Joe Manchin Calls For Gun Law Changes After Newtown

The shootings in Newtown, Conn., have cast a spotlight on gun control and gun rights in the U.S. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is a supporter of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, but the tragedy has caused him to look at gun ownership differently. He speaks with Robert Siegel for more on his changing views.
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Clergy Called On To Help With Healing In Newtown

The ministers, priests and rabbis of Newtown, Conn., are taking on some of the toughest roles in the wake of the school shootings. They are presiding over funerals, comforting family members and providing support to members of the community.
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Boehner, Obama Closer To A Fiscal Cliff Deal But Not There Yet

Negotiations continued between the White House and House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday to avoid the fiscal cliff. Earlier in the day, Boehner prepared his fellow House Republicans for the likelihood that taxes will have to rise on top earners. He's also now talking about a "plan B" if talks fail to come to a deal. Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block from Capitol Hill.

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