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Connecticut Shooting
12:04 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Timeline: World's deadliest mass shootings

A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world’s worst mass shootings.

Here is a look at others:

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Connecticut Shooting
11:04 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Family members relay reports from kids about CT shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn.  — Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. 

His daughter is fine. 

He says the shooting is alarming because his family always considered Newtown to be the safest place in America. 

Other News
12:21 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Mall shooting victim expected to survive

PORTLAND – Two people, plus the suspected shooter, are dead after police say a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping mall in suburban Portland Tuesday. An ambulance took one survivor of the attack to OHSU Medical Center in Portland. The young woman is expected to survive.

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12:46 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Watch: A personal look at Seattle's first same-sex ceremonies

Barbara Kinney for KPLU

On December 9, 2012, same-sex marriage became legal in Washington State, one of the first states to do so by popular vote. Wedding ceremonies began at 12:01 a.m. that day.

KPLU's Florangela Davila and photographer Barbara Kinney take a look at what unfolded during the first eight hours at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle.

7:23 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Favorite Things Weekend: Here are the 12 top KPLU stories in 2012

Trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval's studio session performance from January tops our list with more than 260,000 views on YouTube, alone.
Justin Steyer KPLU

Today is the last day of our Favorite Things Weekend. Join us as we celebrate December and all the things listeners love most about KPLU. 

In the spirit of the season we hope you will consider making an online gift this weekend in any amount to KPLU.

'Tiz also the season for lists – best of lists, most of lists, longest lists, naughty and nice lists … so, here’s ours in honor of the 12 days of Christmas. Here are the 12 most-read stories of 2012 (so far):

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6:54 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Hanukkah Lights 2012: Stories of the season


Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 9:02 am

  • Hanukkah Lights 2012 full, one-hour special

In stories by four noted authors, this year's edition of Hanukkah Lights showcases some of the program's most touching and insightful moments: Two teenagers find the formula to bridge a bitter family divide; the life of a cynical young reporter is changed by a single mysterious encounter; a reluctant grade-school student stands up for his heritage, and is wounded in the line of duty; and a despairing mom reconnects with her distant yet devoted daughter. Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz bring these generation-spanning tales to life.

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An Experiment
10:35 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

What to do when the bus doesn't come and you want to scream


Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 6:54 am

We're in Milan. We're not happy. We're waiting for a bus that doesn't seem to come. Then we see this:

Three different sized sheets of bubble wrap, sized for how long you expect to wait: a little square for three minutes, bigger for five minutes, biggest for 10 — and the sign on top says: "Antistress For Free!!"

Everyone knows what to do. First, you calculate.

Then you choose.

Then you forget all about the bus and spend the time happily popping polyethylene-wrapped air bubbles.

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Lost and found
1:51 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

'Tis the season to lose your smartphone

West Midlands Police, Birmingham, UK flickr.com

The holidays are time of joy. But it’s also prime time for losing things.

According to a study commissioned by Seattle-based online backup company Mozy, smartphones top the list of lost items.

You're most likely to lose something at 6 p.m. on a Saturday in December. Keep that in mind when you're reaching for the eggnog.

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same-Sex Marriage
9:59 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Governor Gregoire signs same-sex marriage into law

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 6:05 am

Gay and lesbian couples in Washington state can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses tomorrow. Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday certified a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state.

Last month, voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland voted to approve same-sex marriage, making them the first states where gay marriage has passed through popular vote.

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Winter Weather
3:06 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Winter weather advisory for Washington Cascades

The National Weather Service has downgraded a winter weather warning for the Washington Cascades Tuesday night to an advisory.

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2:02 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Seattle is North America's third smartest city

Cris Pierry flickr.com

Fast Company has released its list of the top ten smartest cities in North America.  Seattle is third from the top. Vancouver, BC comes in at fourth place. Boston is number one.

All of the cities on the list "are pushing the envelope of technology, sustainability and better living conditions".

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Other News
10:22 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home

A Tyrannosaurus bataar skull like this one is estimated to be worth between $250,000 and $400,000.

JACKSON, Wyo. – U.S. customs officials have seized a dinosaur skull from a Wyoming home as part of a federal Homeland Security Department investigation.

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Other News
9:02 am
Mon December 3, 2012

2 Bellingham dogs die from eating mushrooms

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A Bellingham couple whose dogs died from eating mushrooms in their yard want others to know about the danger to pets.

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NPR tech news
8:51 am
Mon December 3, 2012

In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free

In an image from an Eye Tribe video, a man uses his eyes to play the Fruit Ninja game, slicing fruit in half as it appears on the screen.
The Eye Tribe

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 1:57 am

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Other News
8:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Caught: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast

Maine scientists catch an adult lobster eating baby lobster for dinner.
Courtesy of Noah Oppenheim.

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 6:08 am

Step back, lobsters coming through!

This summer lobsters exploded in number along the Maine coast. There were so many crustaceans crawling along the ocean floor – and into fishermen's traps – that lobster prices plummeted. Many fishermen tied up their boats, and a price war even broke out between Canadian and Maine seafood distributors.

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