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Walker claims no plan to pursue union busting bills

Posted: 12/16/2012 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker says he told legislative leaders from his party that he saw more labor legislation as a "huge distraction" from his core priorities of boosting the state's economy, improving schools and training workers.

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Weapon used in CT massacre, civilian version of M-16, extended magazine

Posted: 12/16/2012 - The rifle used was a Bushmaster .223-caliber, a civilian version of the military's M-16 and a model commonly seen at marksmanship competitions. It's similar to the weapon used in the 2002 sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., area and in a recent shopping mall shooting in Oregon.

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NYC Mayor: Gun control should be top priority for Obama

Updated: 12/16/2012 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the kind of violence resulting in the deaths of 20 schoolchildren "only happens in America."

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CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING: Evidence points to plan of additional carnage

Posted: 12/16/2012 - he gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short.

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Ind. man with 47 guns arrested following school threat

Posted: 12/16/2012 - Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and "kill as many people as he could."

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Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

Posted: 12/16/2012 - Two senators are calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a colleague says she's pushing to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.

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CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTING: Staffers hailed as heroes

Posted: 12/16/2012 - A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons to keep them calm and quiet.

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Packers can clinch division with win over rival Bears

Updated: 12/16/2012 - As if the league's oldest and fiercest rivalry needed an extra kick, Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall added some spice this week when he railed against the Green Bay Packers.

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More than 5,000 turnout for Clearwater Winter Parade

Updated: 12/18/2012 - With the offical start of winter just one week away, the city of Eau Claire held the first annual Clearwater Winter Parade kicking off the season with floats, lights and candy.

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President's pot comments prompt call for policy

Posted: 12/15/2012 - President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the drug for recreational use. But advocates argue the president said the same thing about medical marijuana - and yet U.S. attorneys continue to force the closure of dispensaries across the U.S.

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