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FISCAL CLIFF. Time For Plan C.
Avoiding a rank and file revolt, House GOP leaders scuttle plans to vote on the so-called Plan B, a proposal to avoid a too close for comfort fiscal cliff.

REMEMBERING SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS. One Week Later.
Many plan a moment of silence on Friday morning, while buildings in Connecticut with bells have been asked to ring them 26 times.

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS. Terrible Road Conditions.
Whiteout conditions in the Midwest are closing interstate highways and canceling flights for many holiday travelers.

US POPULATION MAY BE LEVELING OFF. Older, Not Greater.
The United States of America is growing older, while women are waiting, or thinking much longer about having kids.

THE END OF CIVILIZATION. Not So Soon Mayans.
The Mayans' designated time of the end has come and gone, with no sign of the Apocalypse.