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    December 13, 2010
    Janise Ford

    Snow pummels Midwest, snarls travel

    Four deaths are reported and a stadium roof falls in as the storm buries several states and rumbles east.

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    December 13, 2010

    Suicide bomber kills six NATO troops

    The deadliest attack on coalition troops this month also leaves two Afghan soldiers dead.

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    December 13, 2010
    Rosaura Fresquez, Jose Rodriguez

    Gang members’ parents packed off to class

    California judges can now order them to learn how they can avoid 'missing' signs of involvement.

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    December 13, 2010

    World Dispatches

    SEOUL, South Korea Fishing boat sinks, leaving four sailors dead, 18 missing A South Korean fishing boat sank today in the Antarctic Ocean, leaving four sailors dead and 18 missing, officials said. Twenty sailors were rescued. The 614-ton boat with 42 sailors aboard sank around 4:30 a.m. South Korean time, about 1,400 miles south of […]

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    December 12, 2010

    NATO airstrike kills 25 militants in Afghanistan

    Separately, an anti-U.S. rally erupts after reports that a NATO unit killed 7 private security guards.

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    December 12, 2010

    Nixon tapes reveal negative comments on ethnic groups

    Richard Nixon made negative comments about Jews, blacks and other ethnic groups during informal discussions with top aides and his personal secretary that were recorded before he resigned as president, according to newly released tapes. “I’ve just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits,” said Nixon during a Feb. 13, 1973, conversation with […]

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    December 12, 2010

    Vatican ‘offended’ by Ireland abuse probe

    New releases show the Vatican was most intent on protecting itself in the sex-abuse probe, a critic says.

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    December 12, 2010

    Madoff son dies in New York in apparent suicide

    NEW YORK – Mark Madoff, a son of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff, was found hanging from a dog leash in his New York City apartment Saturday, on the two-year anniversary of his father’s arrest for stealing $65 billion from investors. An autopsy by the city medical examiner’s office is scheduled for today. Mark Madoff, 46, […]

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    December 12, 2010

    Rich, poor nations reach deal to curb emissions worldwide

    MEXICO CITY – Delegates from 193 nations early Saturday adopted a modest climate deal to cope with global warming, pledging that both developed and poorer nations will curb emissions in an effort to limit average increases in the world’s temperature to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. The United Nations accord, approved […]

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    December 12, 2010

    Study: Blame parents, not teachers

    Just 35 percent of those polled feel teachers and schools are at fault when students don't thrive.

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