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Posted: December 25, 2012 at 5:01 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It is incredibly irresponsible to leave our schools undefended — to allow mad men to kill dozens of innocents when we have a very simple solution available to us to prevent it.” Oklahoma state Rep. Mark McCullough, a Republican, as his state and several others consider laws allowing school workers to carry firearms Article, 3A Suspects stand trial in arson case INDIANAPOLIS — Residents whose Indianapolis homes were battered by a gas explosion and relatives of a couple who were killed packed a court hearing Monday for the three suspects charged with rigging the blast.

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