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Gun Issues Return To Political Debate

For almost 20 years, Democrats have been convinced that gun control is a sure way to lose elections. And in his first term, President Obama never proposed any new gun legislation. But in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, he's promising to use whatever powers he has to prevent similar tragedies.
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'Fiscal Cliff' Interferes With Year-End Tax Plans

David Greene talks to tax expert Mary Beth Franklin about year-end tax moves to benefit your personal balance sheet. Franklin is a tax planner and contributing editor to Investment News.
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Coverage Rapid, And Often Wrong, In Tragedy's Early Hours

Much of what Americans learned from the news media Friday about the events in Newtown was wrong. Journalists know early accounts of crisis events are often misleading and incomplete, but often are compelled to pursue them without waiting for authoritative confirmation.
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'Black America's Law Firm' Looks To Big Cases With New Leadership

As the Supreme Court takes up fundamental challenges to voting rights laws and affirmative action, the storied NAACP Legal Defense Fund prepares to take on a new leader, Sherrilyn Ifill.
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South Carolina's New Senator A Tea Party Favorite, Staunch Obama Critic

South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott will move across the Rotunda to the Senate next month after being appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. He will be the south's first black senator since the late 1800s, something he says speaks to the "evolution" of South Carolina.
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The Downsides Of Living In An Oil Boomtown

The population explosion in Williston, N.D., has been a blessing and a curse for many local businesses. Stores and restaurants are struggling to find workers because they can't compete with what most oil jobs pay. Plus, there's now a day care shortage, and housing costs have skyrocketed.
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At Funeral Services For Newtown Victims, Sharing Memories And Grief

Two first-graders killed in the Newtown shootings were the first victims to be laid to rest in funeral services on Monday. Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner were both 6 years old.
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Investors Shun Gun Makers As Gun-Control Talk Increases

Share prices for gun makers were down when the stock market closed Monday, on an otherwise positive trading day. Despite an election-season spike in revenue, investors now seem concerned about the long-term outlook for restrictions on gun sales.
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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88 Of Respiratory Complications

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye died Monday at the age of 88. His cause of death was respiratory complications. Inouye had served in the U.S. Senate since 1962. Melissa Block talks to Ron Elving about his life and political career.
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Sen. Daniel Inouye Dies At 88, As Senate Loses Its Most Senior Member

Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, 88, has died of respiratory complications, according to reports from the AP and other news agencies. The World War II veteran, a Democrat, had been the most senior member of the Senate. He joined its ranks in 1963, shortly after Hawaii became a state.

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