MIAMI (AP) - There's a new challenge facing schoolteachers across the country today -- as they face nervous and frightened students, looking for reassurance and answers following Friday's shooting that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school. In
By By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a safe place, despite a horrific shooting in New England that killed 20 students very close to their own
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
MIAMI (AP) - Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed into an elementary school and killed children nearly their same age.
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While much of Washington is consumed by the debate over tax cuts scheduled to expire next year, a big package of tax breaks already expired this year. Among the biggest, along with the cost to retroactively extend each one for 2012 and 2013:
Individual tax breaks
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Town officials in Connecticut say the principal who died in the rampage at an elementary school was killed while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him. Dawn Hochsprung was gunned down in Friday's massacre in Newtown. Board of Education
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WASHINGTON (AP) - It's been just a month on the calendar but seemingly a lifetime in politics since House Speaker John Boehner got a pricey bottle of red wine from President Barack Obama as a birthday present, a feel-good image that the speaker's aides
By By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and
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Key facts related to the Connecticut elementary school shooting:
THE VICTIMS: The chief medical examiner said all the victims at the school were shot with a rifle, at least some of them up close, and all of them apparently were shot more than once.
All six adults
By By FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday's nationwide elections for state governors and legislators into a test of his legacy that could chart the country's future in the uncertain
By By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures, reassuring parents and asking, "What if?"
"Every principal will be going through their own protocols, the things they do on a daily