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A sign is taped to the front window of a business in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, Connecticut December 15, 2013. Locals have been striving to return to normal even as yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were killed by gunman Adam Lanza.

Being left alone is par for course for families of Newtown

on Dec. 19, 2013, at 6:51 a.m.
Mexican congressmen applaud after the Mexico Congress approves the biggest oil sector shake-up in the lower house in Mexico City December 12, 2013.

Mexico dismantles state oil monopoly, government sets functional example for U.S.

on Dec. 17, 2013, at 10:49 a.m.

Protection for needles in the haystack: Striking a balance on cellphone records

on Dec. 16, 2013, at 1:01 p.m.
A man watches television footage of Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama talking during the national memorial service for the late former South African President Nelson Mandela at the First National Bank Stadium, also known as Soccer City, in Havana Dec.10, 2013.

Cubans worthy of respect

on Dec. 15, 2013, at 1:37 p.m.
Some of the hundreds who gathered to attend the 29th annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting look on in Newtown, Connecticut December 11, 2013.

Gun research shows which behaviors can put others at risk

on Dec. 12, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.
Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Paul Volcker addresses the Economic Club of New York in this May 29, 2013, file photo. U.S. banks will no longer be able to make big trading bets with their own money after regulators on December 10, 2013, finalized the Volcker rule and shut down what was a hugely profitable business for Wall Street before the credit crisis.

Volcker rule finds the right middle ground for banks

on Dec. 11, 2013, at 12:24 p.m.
This working "cogeneration" coal facility sits just outside Kulpmont, Pa.

EPA needs latitude to enforce air pollution controls

on Dec. 10, 2013, at 2:39 p.m.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about Affordable Health Care to volunteers at the Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas, November 6, 2013.

A little-noticed benefit of health care reform

on Dec. 09, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in this Oct. 2, 2013 photo.

With website ‘fixed,’ time for Obamacare’s next problems

on Dec. 04, 2013, at 1:38 p.m.

Why families need a tax break for second earners

By Peter Orszag, Bloomberg News on Dec. 04, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.
Monserrat Arredondo (center, in orange) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Reyna Montoya (far right) of Mesa, Ariz., lead protest songs in front of Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH, during a march by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and its Keeping Families Together: Youth in Action campaign on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Thursday, November 14, 2013.

GOP immigration reform opposition needs clear eyes

on Dec. 02, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.

Sweet nothing, or lots of sugar: What the U.S. gets from its nonsensical sugar policies

on Nov. 29, 2013, at 6:16 a.m.
Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., leaves D.C. Superior Court after pleading guilty Wednesday to one count of misdemeanor drug possession.

Congressman Radel’s rehab. For real?

on Nov. 28, 2013, at 9:04 a.m.

Finally, cellphones are allowed on planes

on Nov. 28, 2013, at 5:30 a.m.
An interpreter, left, speaks during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, center, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague, at Winfield House, the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Britain, in London, Nov. 24, 2013. Kerry arrived in London on Sunday to meet British and Libyan officials after taking part in breakthrough talks curbing Iran's nuclear activity.

This Iran deal is done, so focus on the bigger one to come

on Nov. 26, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.

Liberalism gone awry: Don’t spend more on Social Security when so many children live in poverty

on Nov. 22, 2013, at 5:45 a.m.
President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher take a spin around the dance floor in the foyer of the White House during a State Dinner in the Prime Minister's honor in this Nov. 16, 1988, file photo.

Lessons from Reagan, 1983 ‘war scare’

on Nov. 21, 2013, at 10:12 a.m.
An E85 fuel pump fuel, which consists of 85% ethanol, is seen at a UPI Energy gas station in Chatham, Ontario, in this April 11, 2008 file photo.

Ethanol takes a hit, finally

on Nov. 20, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.
President Barack Obama meets with health insurance chief executives at the White House in Washington on Nov. 15, 2013.

Obamacare’s policy fix won’t work, and that’s a good thing

on Nov. 17, 2013, at 6:15 a.m.
A U.S. Airways jet departs Washington's Reagan National Airport next to American Airlines jets outside Washington, in this February 25, 2013 file photo. U.S. Airways Group Inc and American Airlines have agreed to give up landing spots and gates at several U.S. airports to win U.S. antitrust approval for their proposed merger, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

All American and cleared for takeoff

on Nov. 15, 2013, at 5:56 a.m.