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Daily Archives: January 8, 2013



Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls down Kennedy Parkway on its way to its new home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

NASA to Shed Old Shuttle Sites

With its shuttle fleet retired and on display at museums around the country, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is looking to shed its shuttle facilities and equipment. NASA is in talks with a handful of space companies and partnerships...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

Political Disclosure on SEC Agenda

A coalition of groups pressing for disclosure of corporate political contributions said today that it is heartened by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to include plans for a proposed rule on its agenda. “We congratulate the SEC for listening...

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Theodore "Ted" Strickland, former governor of Ohio, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Strickland Passes on Kasich Rematch

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has decided not to seek a rematch against Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014. Strickland, who lost a bid for re-election to Kasich by 77,127 votes out of 3.9 million cast in 2010, had been...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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President Barack Obama with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on his way to board Marine One.

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President Barack Obama with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew on his way to board Marine One.

Washington Daybook: Lew Soon

President Barack Obama may announce this week the selection of White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to replace Tim Geithner, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on when...

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Commuters make their way home on a subway in New York.

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Commuters make their way home on a subway in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s the percentage of the public that says changes to tax laws to avert the so-called fiscal cliff will help the economy, according to the Pew Research Center for People & the Press. That compares with 46 percent who say...

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