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CONNECTICUT SHOOTING. Gun Debate Tipping Point?
Politicians on all sides of the aisle are calling for a gun violence reviews and pushing for tighter restrictions. Meanwhile, most students are going back to school in Newtown, Conn.

FISCAL CLIFF DEAL. Getting Closer
With only two weeks left to go, President Obama has softened his demand for higher upper-income taxes, while Speaker Boehner says he'll accept higher taxes on investment income.

TV NETWORK NEWSMAN RELEASED. NBC Correspondent Unharmed in Syria.
NBC TV network says Richard Engel was kidnapped and then released, along with with his production team, who were held for five days by an unknown group. Meanwhile, fighting continues to increase as Russians consider evacuating their citizerns.

NORTH KOREA'S SATELLITE. Not Doing Well
Global Astronomy experts say it is tumbling in space, but could stay in orbit for years.

IRAQI PRESIDENT SUFFERS A STROKE. Condition of Concern.
Doctors at a Baghdad hospital are now attempting to stabilize Jalal Talaban's medical condition.