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Democrats Slam NRA's Response To School Shooting

After initially remaining silent about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the NRA called for placing armed guards at all of the nation's schools. Critics said the remarks were tone-deaf and not a way for the group to be a constructive part of the debate about gun violence.
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Immigrants Welcomed: A City Sees Economic Promise

While some cities push measures that drive immigrants away, some cities are doing exactly the opposite. Dayton, Ohio, adopted a plan to rebuild its battered economy by attracting immigrants — an approach that's influencing the way other cities deal with immigration.
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Kerry's Cabinet Nod Sets Off Massachusetts Senate Fight

If John Kerry leaves the Senate to become secretary of state another Kennedy could fill his Senate seat — at least on an interim basis. And ousted Republican Scott Brown could have fighting chance of returning to the Capitol.
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Obama On Fiscal Cliff Talks: 'I Actually Still Think We Can Get It Done'

In a news conference Friday, the president said both parties would have to work together in the next 10 days to prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans.
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Free Toy Shop Brings Cheer To Sandy's Displaced Families

Many Staten Island residents are still not back in their homes since Sandy washed ashore. Local volunteers have opened a toy store where FEMA-registered families with children can pick up donated toys, holiday decorations and stocking stuffers. Thus far, the shop has given away more than 2,000 toys.
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One Week After Newtown Shootings, The Sound Of A Nation In Mourning

A week later, states across the U.S. remembered the victims of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., on Friday morning. Many church and government buildings also tolled bells in their honor. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more.

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