After reassurances on Israel, Iran, Hagel wins key senators' votes
U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel (L), stands next to counterterrorism adviser John Brennan (R), the nominee for CIA Director, at the White House in Washington January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason...more
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is pictured outside the Senate Chamber during a break in debt reduction talks on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed
The Newtown community mourns 26 lives lost when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month.
Actors portray President Obama, the First Lady, Joe and Jill Biden during a dress rehearsal ahead of the January 21 presidential inauguration.
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A group of teachers take a free firearms training class in Florida.