December 21st, 2012
05:15 AM ET

Midwestern blizzard may lose strength

A major snow storm that has hammered the Midwest, prompting road closures, school cancellations and power outages may lighten up today.

But light snowfall is expected to continue in a large swath from the Ohio Valley to New England.

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December 21st, 2012
04:33 AM ET

Tribal clash with machetes kills 30 in Kenya

Two rival communities armed with arrows and machetes clashed at dawn today, leaving 30 people dead in southeastern Kenya .

It's unclear what triggered the latest clashes, but the two groups have fought for years over grazing rights, land and water sources.

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Filed under: Africa • Uncategorized • World
Storm damage reported in Mobile, Alabama
Storms damaged property in Mobile, Alabama, Thursday morning.
December 20th, 2012
11:32 AM ET

Storm damage reported in Mobile, Alabama

[Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET] The storm that swept through the Mobile, Alabama, area on Thursday morning damaged five Red Cross disaster trailers, an agency official tells CNN. The storm also broke windows in the Red Cross building, but no injuries were reported to Red Cross staff.

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Filed under: Alabama • Weather
December 20th, 2012
11:29 AM ET

55 dead or missing after boat capsizes off Somalia

Fifty-five people have drowned or are missing after a boat capsized off the coast of Somalia on Tuesday evening, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Thursday in a statement. Those on board were Ethiopians and Somalis. Twenty-three bodies have been recovered so far.

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Boys make the right move with loaded gun in theater
Kolton McKinney, left, and Levi Crabtree found a loaded handgun in an Oregon theater.
December 20th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Boys make the right move with loaded gun in theater

With the horrific news involving guns from Newtown, Connecticut, in the past week, here’s a story with a happy ending and one that illustrates how kids can be more responsible than adults when it comes to weapons.

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Filed under: Education • Gun violence • Oregon • U.S.
New York Stock Exchange operator sold
The New York Stock Exchange
December 20th, 2012
08:39 AM ET

New York Stock Exchange operator sold

IntercontinentalExchange will buy NYSE Euronext, the operator of the venerable New York Stock Exchange as well as some leading European exchanges, in an $8.2 billion cash and stock deal, the companies announced Thursday.

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Filed under: Business • Economy
December 20th, 2012
08:19 AM ET

Thursday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the investigation and fallout from the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Senate hearing on Benghazi - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the lessons learned from it.  The House Foreign Relations Committee hosts a similar hearing at 1:00 pm ET.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Crime • Gun violence • Libya • On CNN.com today • Politics • U.S. • World
December 19th, 2012
01:22 PM ET

Army sergeant could get death penalty in Afghan killings

The U.S. military has referred the case of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales to a court martial that would be authorized to consider the death penalty. Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage in March.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • U.S. Army • World
December 19th, 2012
12:06 PM ET

Obama announces gun policy initiative

[Updated 12:06 pm ET] With the shock and horror from Newtown giving way to anger and calls for action, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his first concrete steps in addressing the raging debate about gun policy.

Obama said that Vice President Joe Biden will lead an interagency process to develop policy in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre.

Obama said he wants proposals on his desk quickly.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Crime • Gun Control • Joe Biden • Politics
Park to be South Korea's first woman president
Park Geun-hye in November
December 19th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Park to be South Korea's first woman president

Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye is the president elect for South Korea after liberal candidate Moon Jae-in conceded victory Wednesday,
the YTN network reported. Park will become the first woman South Korean president.

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Former federal judge Robert Bork dies
Robert Bork in 2005
December 19th, 2012
10:09 AM ET

Former federal judge Robert Bork dies

Conservative judge Robert Bork died early Wednesday at the age of 85 at his home in Virginia, two sources close to his family tell CNN today.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Bork as a Supreme Court justice, only to have the nomination fall apart in a contentious confirmation battle after left-leaning groups opposed Bork's conservative judicial philosophies.

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Obama is Time's Person of the Year
President Barack Obama
December 19th, 2012
07:59 AM ET

Obama is Time's Person of the Year

President Barack Obama has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

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December 19th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the investigation and fallout from the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Affleck testifies on Congo - Ben Affleck is more than just an actor and director.  He's also concerned about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he will testify on the ongoing crisis there before the House Armed Services Committee.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Crime • Democratic Republic of Congo • Gun violence • On CNN.com today • Politics • U.S. • World
Benghazi report blames 'management deficiencies' at State Department
A man waves a rifle in front of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11.
December 18th, 2012
10:02 PM ET

Benghazi report blames 'management deficiencies' at State Department

A report issued Tuesday about the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, cited "management deficiencies" at high levels of the State Department.

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Filed under: Libya • Politics • World
Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt
Language in Instagram's new terms of service raised privacy concerns until the company backtracked Tuesday.
December 18th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt

Faced with a loud and angry backlash from some of its most active users, photo-sharing app Instagram backtracked Tuesday on new language that appeared to give the company ownership of their images.

"The language we proposed ... raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement," Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post. "We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we're going to remove the language that raised the question."

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Filed under: Social media • Technology
December 18th, 2012
04:31 PM ET

NRA 'prepared ... to help make sure this never happens again'

The National Rifle Association America has released the following statement - its first since Friday's shootings that left 20 children and six women dead at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut:

"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters - and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown.

"Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting.

"The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.

"The NRA is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, D.C., area on Friday, December 21."

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Filed under: Connecticut • Crime
3 arrested in massive maple syrup heist
December 18th, 2012
01:06 PM ET

3 arrested in massive maple syrup heist

Much of a huge cache of maple syrup snatched from a Quebec storage facility has been recovered, police say.

Three people have been arrested and five others are being sought in connection with the theft from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, Quebec Provincial Police said in a statement Tuesday. The theft occurred between August 2011 and July 2012, police said.

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Filed under: Canada • Crime • Food • Justice
December 18th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Authorities still trying to get data from Newtown gunman's smashed computer

Investigators have so far been unable to retrieve data from a computer taken from Connecticut school gunman Adam Lanza's home, a law enforcement official said. It appears that Lanza had smashed the computer, extensively damaging the hard drive, and the FBI is assisting Connecticut State Police in trying to retrieve data from the computer, the official said.

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Filed under: Connecticut • Crime
December 18th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

International Criminal Court acquits man in 2003 Congo massacre

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued its first-ever acquittal, in a case involving war crime allegations in the Congo.

The court dismissed the case against Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui that claimed he was a militia leader responsible in the 2003 massacre of hundreds of villagers in Bogoro, Democratic Republic of Congo.

December 18th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

4 dead in Colorado shooting

Four people have been found dead today in a Colorado house in an apparent murder-suicide, a Weld County sheriff's spokesman has told CNN's Christine Sever.

The dead are two men and two females and all are believed to be related, the spokesman, Tim Schwartz, said.

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