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Obama Tries To Comfort A Grieving Newtown

President Obama challenged the nation to do more to prevent gun violence, during an interfaith memorial service for victims of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. He says the country as a whole is left with hard questions after last week's massacre.
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Teenager's Faith At Odds With Locator Tags In School IDs

A federal court in Texas on Monday will take up the case of a high school student who refuses to wear her location-tracking school ID. The 15-year-old sophomore believes the ID with the tracker is "the mark of the beast" from the Book of Revelation.
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New Car Features May Keep Older Drivers Out Of The Big Yellow Taxi

Carmakers are taking advantage of innovations in electronics and software to trick out the interiors of their vehicles. The gizmos appeal to tech-savvy buyers. But those interior features are quietly aimed at another audience: aging baby boomers.
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Boehner Floats Tax Rate Hike For Highest Earners

The House speaker is showing new flexibility on tax rates in talks with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." Boehner has proposed allowing income tax rates to increase on people making more than $1 million a year as long as the president agreed to substantial spending cuts.
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Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil

Obama spoke at an interfaith vigil in Newtown, Conn., Sunday in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. The president met with families privately before the service.
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Obama: 'We Have Wept With You'

President Obama grieved with the community of Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, saying at a memorial service that he was there to assure those who lost loved ones in Friday's brutal attack "that you're not alone in your grief, that our world too has been torn apart — that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you."

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'We Have To Act' On Gun Violence. But How?

The mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has revived calls for stricter gun laws. The debate is not unfamiliar, but the nature of the event may provide new impetus for action. Exactly what kind of action might make a difference is another story.

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