Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:
1. LANZA HAD ENOUGH AMMO TO KILL ALMOST EVERY CHILD AT SCHOOL
As a Connecticut town mourns, some residents wonder if life can ever return to normal in Newtown.
2. FIRST FUNERALS FOR THE YOUNGEST
Services are planned for 6-year-olds Jack Pinto, a New York Giants fan who may be buried in Victor Cruz’s jersey, and Noah Pozner, whose twin sister survived the massacre.
3. OBAMA MOURNS IN NEWTOWN AND OPENS DOOR TO GUN CONTROL
The president said he would use “whatever power” he has to prevent mass shootings in the future.
4. JITTERY US GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
Officials planned to add police patrols and make guidance counselors available in the wake of the Newtown shooting.
5. MOVEMENT ON THE ‘FISCAL CLIFF’
Boehner offers tax increases on people making more than $1 million a year.
6. CALL FOR A REDO IN EGYPT VOTE
Rights groups say women, Christians and other opponents were prevented from voting on Morsi’s controversial constitution.
7. AN EXPLOSION INSIDE A US COMPOUND IN KABUL
Dozens are injured after the blast hit an American military contractor’s headquarters.
8. WHAT’S LANDING ON THE MOON
The twin NASA spacecraft Ebb and Flow are expected to plunge into a lunar mountain at 5:28 p.m. after running out of fuel.
9. WHAT PEPSI IS TINKERING WITH
Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding set for next month.
10. PRINCESS IS OUT IN PUBLIC
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a BBC sports awards show in her first appearance since her hospitalization for morning sickness.
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
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A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
Credit: AP/Las Vegas Review-Journal/Jeff Scheid
Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
Credit: AP/NASA/Chris Hadfield
When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
Credit: AP/Jacquelyn Martin
A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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