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Two firefighters injured in Atlanta airport escalator blaze

Two firefighters injured in Atlanta airport escalator blaze | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
ATLANTA (Reuters) - An escalator caught fire in a concourse at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, injuring two firefighters and forcing passengers to be rerouted to other areas.The...
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2013 federal budget vote: Senate Democrats to force vote on Paul Ryan budget

2013 federal budget vote: Senate Democrats to force vote on Paul Ryan budget | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Senate Democrats will force a vote on the House-passed budget crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan to make a political point. Democrats noted that Senate Republicans, after praising the Ryan budget, didn’t try to introduce a version of it in the Senate.
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Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker target of investigation

Did Obama supporter vote 6 times in 2012? Ohio poll worker target of investigation | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
An Ohio poll worker says she voted twice for President Obama last November.
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"Gunfight" in Delaware courthouse kills 3

"Gunfight" in Delaware courthouse kills 3 | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Wilmington mayor says the main suspect was killed by police after fatally shooting his wife and another woman
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Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs

Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in bid to cut costs | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week. 
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Obama to appeal to public, law enforcement for support on new gun control laws

Obama to appeal to public, law enforcement for support on new gun control laws | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Obama will pitch his proposals to stem gun violence Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents for several years. ...
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Obama presses immigration agenda as senators draft new overhaul

Obama presses immigration agenda as senators draft new overhaul | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
President Obama, just days into his second term, is pressing ahead on the explosive issue of immigration reform -- boosted Monday by a bipartisan group of senators drafting a proposal of their own while running into early criticism that the blueprint...
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White House ramps up talks on gun control measures

White House ramps up talks on gun control measures | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is making a big push this week to gather ideas for a comprehensive plan to curb gun violence, amid reports that the Vice President Biden-led task force is homing in on a host of gun control measures. ...
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Multiple deaths reported in shooting at Connecticut elementary school

Multiple deaths reported in shooting at Connecticut elementary school | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
URGENT: State police say they are assisting local police with a situation in Newtown amid reports of a school shooting.
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Extortion call, somber visit bring nightmare home for parents of Marine jailed in Mexico

Extortion call, somber visit bring nightmare home for parents of Marine jailed in Mexico | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
As a U.S. Marine Jon Hammar faced down insurgents in the final push on Fallujah in 2004, but now his family fears for his safety as he languishes in a Mexican prison for what they feel is a trumped up charge because he is a Marine.
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Little evidence supports Obama's pitch that taxing highest earners will cut deficit

Little evidence supports Obama's pitch that taxing highest earners  will cut deficit | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
While President Obama campaigns hard for Congress to raise taxes on America’s highest earners — insisting on no deal to resolve the looming fiscal crisis without it — there is little evidence to back up his sales pitch that it will go a long way to...
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'American Idol': Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez join judges' panel

'American Idol': Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez join judges' panel | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
You may not be able to wear white after Labor Day , but you can rest easy knowing Fox has officially confirmed the once-again-updated judges panel for "American Idol."
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Israel says it carried out joint missile test with US in Mediterranean

Israel says it carried out joint missile test with US in Mediterranean | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Russia's defense ministry said Tuesday that its radar detected two ballistic 'objects' that were fired toward the eastern Mediterranean, but its embassy in Damascus reported no explosions or sign of a missile attack in the Syrian capital. ...
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Israel's Peres believes Obama will order attack on Iran if necessary

Israel's Peres believes Obama will order attack on Iran if necessary | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday he believes that if all diplomatic options get exhausted America is not a chicken and President Obama is prepared to launch a U.s.
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Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws

Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Where there is a will, there is a way.With sweeping gun control legislation on the horizon that would ban large capacity ammo clips, gun enthusiasts can simply print them.
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Pope Benedict to become first pontiff in 600 years to resign

Pope Benedict to become first pontiff in 600 years to resign | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
The Associated Press reports the pope will resign on Feb.
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Boy at center of Alabama hostage standoff freed, in hospital receiving treatment

Boy at center of Alabama hostage standoff freed, in hospital receiving treatment | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
A five-year-old boy who was being held hostage in an underground bunker in Alabama for nearly a week has been released, a law enforcement source, citing reports, told Fox News.
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Perry proposes amending Texas constitution to allow state to return excess taxes

Perry proposes amending Texas constitution to allow state to return excess taxes | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Perry, who is scheduled to deliver the speech Tuesday morning to a joint session of the Legislature, will tell lawmakers that he has never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more.
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Flu season takes dangerous turn in Boston

Flu season takes dangerous turn in Boston | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Mayor declares state of emergency; Doctor says while vaccine may not protect against one strain, flu shot still best defense
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Biden to meet with NRA after suggestion White House could act on gun control without Congress

Biden to meet with NRA after suggestion White House could act on gun control without Congress | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
The White House and the nation's leading gun lobby will meet face-to-face Thursday amid an intensifying effort in Washington to craft new gun control measures, in what could be a testy session. 
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Obama nominates Hagel, Brennan for top security posts despite criticism

Obama nominates Hagel, Brennan for top security posts despite criticism | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
President Obama plans to nominate two top officials for his second-term national security team on Monday, but each comes with baggage that could hinder confirmation. 
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House speaker: Obama’s resistance to spending cuts put ‘fiscal cliff’ agreement at risk

House speaker: Obama’s resistance to spending cuts put ‘fiscal cliff’ agreement at risk | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — One of President Barack Obama’s Senate allies said Thursday the White House has assured him the president won’t yield to GOP demands to increase the eligibility age for Medicare.
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Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon

Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon | Current Events - HB | Scoop.it
Gunmen on both sides of Syria's civil war battled Wednesday in a northern Lebanese city.
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