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BEHIND THE BENGHAZI ATTACK. Libya's 911 Findings.
US State Department leadership failures caused grossly inadequate security at the embassy in Libya, according to investigators. Meanwhile, four State Department officials resign under pressure as report blames higher-ups for lax security.

TEXAS TOWN KEEPING SCHOOLS SAFE. Educators Packing Heat.
Teachers are allowed to carry concealed guns in Harrold, Texas public schools, where the closest police station is half hour away.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S GUN CONTROL. Priority For 2013
Reinstating an assault weapons ban is one possibility as the president pledges new proposals by January.

COSTLY CASH COINS. US Spends Too Much.
US Mint says producing a penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs 11 cents to make and then distribute.

CHRISTMAS STORM. Disrupting Holiday Travel Plans.
The first big storm of the season is now heading towards the Midwest region after dumping more than a foot of snow in the Rockies. Meanwhile, a recent study indicates that sunny climates turn into individuals with sunny dispositions. Seven of the world's 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America, according to a new poll says.