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Stories for December 22, 2012

Near-Replica Of Sandy Hook Made Nearby For Students

Dec. 22, 2012
David Schaper / NPR

The surviving students of Sandy Hook Elementary will not be returning to their school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death on Dec. 14.

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It's Not Jolly, It's A Job: Pro Santas Say It's More Than Just The Beard

Dec. 22, 2012
Katherine Perry / NPR

WARNING:The following story contains Santa information that may not be suitable for younger listeners.

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Week in Review: Zigging and Zagging for SDG&E, Counting Bikes for Health

Dec. 22, 2012
By Claire Trageser

‘Twas the night before the decision on whether SDG&E or its customers will pay for the 2007 wildfire costs, and there was a lot of stirring going on in the house.

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Democrats Slam NRA's Response To School Shooting

Dec. 22, 2012
Brian Naylor / NPR

The nation's largest gun owners group had said little in the immediate aftermath of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But the National Rifle Association's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, broke that silence Friday with a call to place armed guards at all of the nation's schools.