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Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gunshots could be heard at times in the background.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Top general to teens: Watch what you post online!

WASHINGTON (AP) — If they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Broadband in schools gets boost from tech gurus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus — Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.

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Stocks edge lower as investors weigh economic news

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped Wednesday as investors weighed conflicting economic reports and assessed the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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Kerry to present security plan in Mideast visit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will present the outlines of a West Bank security plan in meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders this week, stepping up American involvement in hopes of reviving faltering Mideast peace efforts, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Hezbollah commander killed outside home in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated a senior Hezbollah commander after he parked his car in his apartment building's garage Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, a major breach of the Shiite militant group's security as it struggles to maintain multiple fronts while it fights alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.

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Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

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Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released, days after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them despite an order to provide them to The Associated Press.

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