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Raw: Obamas Pause in Remembrance of Sandy Hook

December 14, 2013 8:25 am

President and Mrs. Obama marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy with a moment of silence at the White House, and they lit 26 votive candles – one for each of the 26 victims. (Dec. 14)

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Obama Marks Newtown Shooting Anniversary

December 14, 2013 7:58 am

U.S. President Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday (December 14) by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental health care. "We haven't yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer," he said in his weekly address. "We have to do more to keep dangerous people from […]

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Obamas Mark Newtown Anniversary with Moment of Silence

December 14, 2013 7:58 am

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle observed a moment of silence on Saturday (October 14) to honor the victims of the at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. They lit candles White House map room on the one-year anniversary of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 first graders and six […]

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Mandela makes final journey home in South Africa

December 14, 2013 7:18 am

A casket carrying the remains of Nelson Mandela arrived at his hometown of Qunu Saturday, the day before he is to be buried in the native ground he loved. The hearse carrying Mandela’s casket, covered with a national flag, arrived at the family compound under cloudy skies at 4 p.m. It was escorted by an […]

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Novato bank robbery suspect shot by deputy identified

December 14, 2013 7:11 am

A Novato bank robbery suspect who was shot Wednesday by a Marin County sheriff’s deputy following a vehicle pursuit to San Rafael has been identified, a police spokeswoman said. San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said the man suspected of robbing the Bank of the West branch in Novato has been identified as Christopher Jay […]

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China successfully soft-lands probe on the moon

December 14, 2013 7:04 am

China on Saturday successfully carried out the world’s first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades, the next stage in an ambitious space program that aims to eventually put a Chinese astronaut on the moon. The unmanned Chang’e 3 lander, named after a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, […]

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Bells toll in Newtown for school shooting victims

December 14, 2013 6:56 am

Church bells tolled in Newtown on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the shooting massacre that killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and President Barack Obama called on Americans to help prevent future violence in a radio address on the tragedy. The bells rang 26 times as names of each of the victims […]

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Victims escape from gang-related shooting outside Santa Rosa apartment

December 14, 2013 6:52 am

Two victims managed to escape with lives during a gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa on Friday night, according to police. At about 9:15 p.m. on Friday police were dispatched to the 500 block of Olive Street near U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 12 after a resident called 911 to report that gunshots had been […]

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John Kerry Visits Cathedral in Vietnam

December 14, 2013 5:37 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh city on Saturday (December 14, 2013) on a visit to push forward ties with the communist country. Kerry's visit to Vietnam and later the Philippines aims to emphasize U.S. presence in South East Asia. It comes as Washington steps up efforts to court […]

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U.S. switches off sales of incandescent light bulbs

December 14, 2013 5:27 am

Sorry, Mr. Edison. Those incandescent bulbs you designed had a good run, but after almost 140 years they’re on their way out the door. Traditional 40 and 60 watt bulbs are being phased out of the market because they don’t meet the efficiency regulations of a federal law passed in 2007. Those bulbs will no longer […]

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