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RENEWED MIDEAST FIGHTING. Testing Israeli Defense System.
Israel increases its aerial assault on Hamas targets inside Gaza as its troops prepare for a possible ground invasion. Meanwhile, a missile defense shield jointly developed with the U.S. is intercepting 90 percent of Palestinian rockets that appear to be a threat.

TERRORISM IN BENGHAZI. US Was Attacked By Terrorists.
Petraeus informs U.S. lawmakers at a closed-door testimony, but does not clearly state when CIA reached that conclusion.

U.N. NIKE INSPECTION. Nuclear Inspectors Worried About Iran.
IAEA says Iran has now finished it's underground uranium-enrichment facility and is in the process of increasing their stockpiles.

FISCAL CLIFF WARNINGS. Negotiations Continue On Both Sides of Aisle.
President Obama and congressional leaders will continue to work towards averting big spending cuts and huge tax hikes. Meanwhile, U.S. stocks continue to sink to its longest losing streak in a year.

OUTER-SPACE INTERNET. Breakthrough Tests Underway.
NASA and the European Space Agency have tested out a prototype system to enable Internet-like communications between Earth and robots on another planet.