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  1. Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior

    When Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel lost their daughter in the Connecticut shooting, they couldn't understand why someone would do such a thing. In seeking an answer, they're funding research into the forces that increase a person's risk of aggression — and have also found a path to healing.
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  2. Tell us something good about 2013

    In closing out the year, we want to look at the glass as half-full. We're collecting your highlights for 2013.
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  3. Ease Up On 'No Tolerance' Policies, U.S. Agencies Tell Schools

    A move by the Education and Justice departments comes after years of complaints from civil rights groups and others who say the policies are ineffective and take an unfair toll on minorities.
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  4. Ukraine's President Approves Anti-Protest Law

    The new law prohibits almost any type of demonstration. The opposition has vowed to fight, calling for a big protest on Sunday.
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  5. The U.N. Has Stopped Counting, But Syrians Keep Dying

    The Syrian death toll has passed 100,000 but it's become too difficult to accurately keep track of all the killings, according to the United Nations. Here's the story of one recent death: a nurse who had helped establish a makeshift clinic in one of Syria's most contested cities.
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  6. In Michigan, Businessmen And Politicians Agree On Medicaid

    Michigan is one of only a handful of Republican-led states that is expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It did it by forging a plan that worked for Republicans, Democrats and business interests, as well as doctors and hospitals.
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  7. Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

    The meeting in March will be the two men's first face-to-face encounter. The president and the pontiff have a shared interest in fighting income inequality, but the Roman Catholic Church still has serious differences with the president on issues such as abortion.
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  8. Prosecutors attacking psych evaluation in Aurora theater shooting case

    In closed door hearings that started Monday, the prosecution will argue that their own experts should be allowed to examine James Holmes.
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  9. Syrian Coalition Votes To Attend Geneva Peace Talks

    Ahmad Jarba, the president of the Syrian Coalition, said this was "a major step from tyranny to freedom for the people of Syria."
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  10. Spalding Gray's Family Remembers A Man Who Was 'Never Boring'

    On the 10th anniversary of Spalding Gray's disappearance, his widow and stepdaughter remember the writer and monologist — and the difference he made in their lives.
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