Cheat Sheet: December 3, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Talks Reach Halt

On Monday, House Republicans sent a new deficit proposal to the White House with a counteroffer to President Obama’s proposal calls for $800 billion in tax increases.Republicans say this amount can be achieved without raising tax rates–their proposal cuts $4.6 million from the deficit over ten years and saves $600 million from Medicare and other health programs. It also alters how cost-of-living increases are calculated in Social Security. (Source)

Police Search for Kansas City Chief Suicide Motive

Police are searching for a motive, and possibly citing head trauma, in the case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher' suicide and murder of his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Belcher had a 3-month-old daughter with Perkins. (Source)

Kate Middleton is expecting

Palace officials say Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. Middleton was admitted to a London hospital on Monday after suffering a severe form of morning sickness. As the first born to William — who is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles — the couple's first child could become king or queen one day. (Source)

U.Va. Student Killed by Boat

The University of Va. returned to sad news this morning. Senior Casey Schulman was killed Saturday while in the last leg of her Semester at Sea program, when a boat backed into her while she was swimming. The 22-year-old was set to return home this week. The accident happened at the ship’s final stop on the island Dominica. (Source)

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