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Responding to an emergency call in Webster, N.Y., four volunteer firefighters were targeted by a gunman. Police says they were lured by a man with a simple objective in mind -- to kill or hurt them; Also, last-minute Christmas shoppers are taking it seriously this year, and it's a nationwide affair; And, There are those who believe in Santa answering mail, and those who believe in answering Santa's mail. In a tradition that began in 1930, in a small rural town on the Kentucky border, Santa and his volunteer elves answer nearly 30,000 letters each year.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 17:16:52 12/23/12
The NRA insists stricter gun laws are not the answer to end violence, although most Americans show a new willingness for legislators to take more action; And, Carter Evans has the latest on this holiday's season weather forecast around the country; Also, It's a beloved Christmas tradition that includes a 271-year-old piece of choral music and 2,000 people who love it; Tony Guida reports on the one night a year were people get together to sing along a Christmas song.
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Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe and Capt. Joe Rios describe the horrific crime scene at Sandy Hook Elementary following the shooting rampage in an interview with Elaine Quijano. Chief Kehoe also reacts to the NRA's called for armed police officers in every school; And, the final Saturday before Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And as Michelle Miller reports, many businesses are banking on it because so far this season has not been as strong as many hoped to see.
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With no deal in sight to prevent the looming "fiscal cliff," Washington has left for Christmas break. Major Garrett reports on Speaker Boehner's ill-fated "Plan B," and the president's "hopeless" optimism; And, Steve Hartman visits a Michigan couple whose loss of a child has inspired a thousand acts of kindness.
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A major snowstorm in the heart of America is making pre-holiday travel dangerous. Hundreds of flights will be canceled on one of the busiest travel days of the season; And, Sandy Hook's hero principal, who died in the Newtown shooting, was full of love and larger than life. Scott Pelley spoke with those that knew her best -- who remember her as a wife, a mother, and a leader with a vivacious soul.
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In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, the Obama Administration has made gun control a top priority. As Major Garrett reports, the president is calling for the creation of new initiatives before his State of the Union address in January; And, the State Department's chief of security, his deputy, and an official in the near east division that oversees Libya all resigned after a report called security at the U.S. post in Benghazi "grossly inadequate to deal with the attack."
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As more children are laid to rest in Newtown, Conn., classrooms have re-opened for the first time since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Jim Axelrod reports on a grieving town's struggle to get back to normal; And, House Speaker John Boehner unveiled what he called "Plan B," backup legislation, in case he and the president cannot strike a deal in their "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
12/17: Funerals begin for Conn. shooting victims; Boehner's "fiscal cliff" concessions come with a price
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 17:02:33 12/17/12
The first two funerals for the victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., were held; Then, schools nationwide are taking new measures to protect their students; Also, John Boehner agreed to raise some income tax rates and to increase the debt ceiling for a full year
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 19:49:10 12/16/12
President Obama made a trip to Newtown, Conn., to meet with the victim's families and first responders, hoping to comfort the community and express the nation's heartbreak and sorrow; Also, school officials announced that Newtown schools will re-open on Monday, except for those who went to Sandy Hook Elementary; And, "48 Hours'" Peter Van Sant talks with a family whose kids safely returned home.
[LESS INFO] 1 VIEWS | ADDED 17:32:09 12/15/12
Newtown, Conn., is now the grief-stricken home of the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Twenty young children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School by 20-year-old Adam Lanza. We have the latest details on this still developing story in this edition of the CBS Evening News.
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United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, who has been under fire for her explanation of the Benghazi attack, has withdrawn her bid to be the next secretary of state. Bill Plante reports on why the president's number one choice has thrown in the towel; And, Spain's financial crisis was threatening to put theaters out of business. But as Mark Phillips reports, one owner found an ingenious way stay open - an idea straight out of Bugs Bunny.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 16:59:40 12/12/12
The Federal Reserve has announced that interest rates will stay low until unemployment drops to 6.5 percent - no matter how long that takes. Wyatt Andrews reports how the Fed plans on controlling interest rates; And, amid the gang wars of Chicago, a former architect is taking in the city's disenfranchised youths and giving them a wrench to restore old hot rods -- at the same time as restoring their own lives.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 19:19:08 12/11/12
HSBC has admitted to handling the dirtiest money in the world and will pay a record $1.9 billion fine, but won't be prosecuted; Then, Michigan has become the 24th state to pass the right-to-work law; Also, a wreath-maker's act of generosity grew into a movement that now lays wreaths in 800 military institutions
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 16:52:55 12/10/12
A Navy SEAL was killed during a high-risk operation to rescue a captured American doctor; Then, fans and family members were shocked to hear about the death of the rising Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera; Also, an eyewitness report of the attack on Pearl Harbor is published 71 years later