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  • Slain Newtown educators to be honored with medals

    February 5, 2013 2:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Presidential medals are being awarded posthumously to the six people who died protecting children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A White House official says the four teachers and two administrators killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. will be among the recipients of the... more »
  • Obama backs bill to exempt taxes on Olympians

    August 6, 2012 12:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama supports a measure that would exempt U.S. Olympians from taxes on their prizes. Press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama would do "everything we can to support our athletes," including signing into law legislation introduced by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio... more »

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