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Gun Control in America: Gabrielle Giffords Demands Stricter Laws After Visiting Sandy Hook School Shooting Victim Families

A divided and emotionally raw populace stews in debate and existential questioning in the wake of the 15th mass shooting by a lone gunman in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama has already come out calling for stricter gun control laws. Now Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has said "Enough," as well, and has announced her own initiative for curbing gun violence.
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CES 2013: Top 5 Products So Far Include Huawei's Ascend Mate, Samsung's Largest Ultra HD TV & Toyota Driverless Cars

The Consumer Electronics Show officially kicked off in Las Vegas Tuesday with some of the biggest names in business, technology, entertainment, automotive and consumer products expected to make big announcements during the conference. While the event just got underway, we've already got a few early favorites in the gadget department. Here, in no particular order, are five of the coolest new gizmos from the show we've seen so far.
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Venezuela opposition furious over likely Chavez inauguration delay

Venezuela's opposition has accused the government of violating the constitution by proposing to delay cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez's inauguration Thursday for a new term amid growing uncertainty over the polarized OPEC nation's political future.
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In "fiscal cliff" bill, White House was key to corporate tax breaks

Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.
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Facebook 'Dead' Prank: The Cruelest Trick on the Internet?

In what may be one of the cruelest online pranks ever, a new trend is emerging on Facebook: the "dead" prank. A loophole in Facebook's new "memorialization request" form has made it as easy a few clicks to convince Facebook that anyone, regardless of the truth, is dead, and the prank doesn't even require proof.
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'Star Wars Episode 7' News: Guillermo Del Toro Turns Down Directing Role

We've already heard such nerd-favorites as "Star Trek: Into Darkness" director J.J. Abrams have turned down the awesome responsibility, and now it seems we can add "Pan's Labyrnth" filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro's name to the ever growing list of talent who have said no to taking on one of the biggest movie franchises ever.
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Octomom on Welfare: Nadya Suleman Broke and Desperate Again

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman, the raven-haired temptress who stole America's hearts with her ability to procreate like a feline, has been chosen as People magazine's Most Admirable Mom. Just kidding. She's broke, again, and back on welfare, according to numerous reports.