2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Midday Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.73 or 2.3 percent, to $31.33. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.91 or 1.3 percent, to $70.05. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...
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___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool ...
- Greenland in political chaos as three ministers step down
By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year, temporarily left office on Tuesday to wait for the results of an inquiry into her use of state funds, naming Kim Kielsen as her acting head of government. ...
- Hong Kong's embattled leader believes protests could last weeks: source
By Donny Kwok and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will not immediately move to clear tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying large areas of the city, and will let them stay for weeks if need be, a source with ties to leader Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday. In contrast, students spearheading the protest movement ratcheted up pressure on Leung, saying they would occupy more government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive stepped down by Thursday night. ...
- Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children
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- Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
- Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient
By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...