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World rings in 2013

As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year. “With all the sadness in the country, we’re looking for some good changes in 2013,” Laura Concannon, of Hingham, Mass., said as she, ...

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House to vote on last minute "fiscal cliff" bill

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon cast a vote on the so-called “fiscal cliff” bill, hours after a midnight deal was hammered out by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Vice-President Joe Biden. The bill will raise taxes on higher incomes but avoid a similar tax on middle income Americans. Andrew Taylor has ...

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