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US Postal Service Plans to Eliminate Saturday Mail

According to reports, the U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery in a brash attempt to trim nearly $2 billion of spending from the agency’s increasingly unstable budget.

Sources say that the agency is scheduled to make a formal announcement sometime on Wednesday and is expected to cease all Saturday mail

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Hostage Situation In Alabama Ends With Child Safe

 

The nearly week long hostage situation in Alabama involving a five-year-old boy has finally come to an end.

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Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow – Get Ready for an Early Spring

Apparently, the cold winter daze that most of us have been walking around in here in the tri-state will soon be uplifted, with warmer, spring like temperatures just around the corner. At least that is the consensus according to “Punxsutawney Phi,” who upon emerging from his Pennsylvania home at Gobbler’s Knob, earlier this morning, did not see his shadow.

Accord

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President Calls for Assault Rifle Ban as Part of $500 Million Gun Control Program

President Obama called for a tougher assault-weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as part of a $500 million effort to reduce gun violence.

Obama also called for a ban on the the possession of armor-piercing bullets and for mandatory background checks for nearly all gun sales

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Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Two Key Issues of the Looming “Fiscal Cliff”

Lawmakers have reportedly struck a deal on a couple of key issues in their efforts to ward off the perils of the looming “fiscal cliff.” Sources say that both parties have agreed on an income threshold for the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts fo

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Send Some Hope to Sandy Hook Elementary with “To Newtown with Love”

It is so hard to figure out what to do to comfort a community after an unthinkable tragedy. Many of us have been posting pictures on Facebook, but does that really get the message of hope and love to the people who are mourning?

So, the Townsquare Media stations are asking listeners to send us cards for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Sandy Hook School Shooting – Where Do We Go From Here?

As I woke this morning, sat in my kitchen and drank my coffee, I felt a sense of sadness that I could not shake. Like most of you my, sadness was mixed with panic. I DID NOT want to send my kids to school today. After what happened in Connecticut on Friday, I was afraid to let them out of my sight .

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Send Some Hope to Sandy Hook Elementary with “To Newtown with Love”

It is so hard to figure out what to do to comfort a community after an unthinkable tragedy. Many of us have been posting pictures on Facebook, but does that really get the message of hope and love to the people who are mourning?

So, the Townsquare Media stations are asking listeners to send us cards for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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SNL’s ‘Silent Night’ – A Much Needed Moment

When I arrived home on Friday and turned on my TV, I was overwhelmed with grief for the victims and their families in Connecticut. As a mother and former educator, what had happened seemed unimaginable. I sat alone in my living room and wept. At that moment, all I wanted was to hug my children, hug them tight and pray for their continued safety. As I watched the President cry with me, I realized the daunting task he has ahead of him. How will he ever be able to make us feel safe? Will we ever be able to emotionally move on from this tragic event?

Apparently, the writers of SNL were asking themselves the same questions while preparing for the Saturday broadcast. 'Saturday Night Live' is the show that takes our reality and shows us the humor in all the absurdity around us. Rarely, do they take a moment to just be silent, but Saturday, they did.

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5 Things to Avoid Buying on Black Friday

Time to get your shopping lists ready for Black Thursday - Black Friday!  But before we hit the malls, shops and discount stores there's a few items the experts say it would be a good idea to wait to buy.  

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Hostess – Maker of Twinkies – No Longer to Go Out of Business

Hostess Brand Inc., maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, announced last Friday that due to a strike of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union on November 9, the company would be going out of business

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Breaking News: Oil Rig Exploded In the Gulf of Mexico, Two People Feared Dead

An oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Louisiana, sending four people to the hospital, with two believed to be missing, according to the United States Coast Guard.

According to Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts, the oil rig is a shallow water production platform owned by Black Elk

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