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December 9, 2013 3:56 pm

Here's the latest news for Monday, Dec. 9th: Nearly 100 heads of State heading to South Africa to honor Mandela; Biden honors Mandela in Washington; 11 dead whales suffered from malnutrition; and Newtown seeks privacy on anniversary of shoo…

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Judge: Brennan´s Inc. in New Orleans Bankrupt

December 9, 2013 3:55 pm

Brennan's Inc., former owner of the landmark Brennan's restaurant, is bankrupt and must be liquidated, a federal bankruptcy judge has found. (Dec. 9)

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How ´Volcker Rule´ Would Limit Banks Risky Bets

December 9, 2013 3:40 pm

After three years of wrestling over its language, U.S. regulators are expected Tuesday to approve a rule designed to defuse some of the extreme risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis. (Dec. 9)

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Raw: Falling Ice Sheets Pose Danger in Texas

December 9, 2013 1:55 pm

Ice left behind from a wintry storm that swept across Texas is causing dangerous conditions in Plano. At one apartment building sheets of ice came crashing down all at once. (Dec. 9)

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East Coast Storm Dumps Snow, Snarls Traffic

December 9, 2013 1:48 pm

A big wintry storm is moving up the East Coast, snarling traffic and making a mess of commutes, after causing havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states on Sunday. (Dec. 9)

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Tense Standoff in Kiev As Police Encircle Camps

December 9, 2013 12:56 pm

Ukrainian police in full riot gear encircled tents and barricades erected by anti-government protesters ahead of a court-imposed deadline for demonstrators to disperse. Protesters are angry at the government's pivot towards Moscow. (Dec. 9)

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Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment

December 9, 2013 12:56 pm

Bob Filner was sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. Before learning his punishment, Filner issued an apology to his family, staff and San Diego citizens…

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Newtown Seeks Privacy on Anniversary of Shooting

December 9, 2013 12:55 pm

Families of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are asking people to consider marking the anniversary with "acts of kindness." They also announced a new website (Dec. 9)

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World Leaders Head to S. Africa to Mourn Mandela

December 9, 2013 12:11 pm

President Barack Obama and other world leaders are on their way to Johannesburg to attend funeral services for former South African President Nelson Mandela as mourning continues in the country he helped transform. (Dec. 9)

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Raw: Biden Signs Mandela Condolence Book

December 9, 2013 11:25 am

Vice President Joe Biden honored the memory of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela Monday by making an inscription in a condolence book at the South African Embassy that said Americans will strive to live by his example. (Dec. 9)

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