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Obama Urges Swift Action On Gun Issues

President Obama is hoping to seize on public anguish over the Connecticut school shooting to make gun violence a front-burner issue in Washington. At a White House news conference Wednesday, the president made clear it's not just the headline-grabbing mass murders he's worried about.
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Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'

"The Maya never, ever, said anything about the world ending at any time — much less this year," says an archaeologist who helped translate the ancient culture's hieroglyphs. Still, David Stuart says, he often gets emails from people who want more details about the end of days.
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FAA Pressured To Give E-Readers A Pass During Takeoff, Landing

Passengers can currently use devices such as Kindles, iPads and Nooks while in flight, but not during takeoffs and landings. The FAA says it is studying the matter, but the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and a U.S. senator say it's time to act.
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News Of Sandy Hook's New Principal Brightens Parents' Day

When the students of Sandy Hook Elementary return to class after the holiday break, they'll be attending a different school. They'll also have a principal who will be a familiar face to some: Donna Page, who retired from Sandy Hook two years ago.
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Newtown Teacher And Students Remembered For The Light They Brought

Family and Friends celebrate the lives of Victoria, Daniel, Caroline and Charlotte, recalling how each of them could light up a room. The teacher and three students were killed in the school shooting in Newtown on Friday.

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