2012 in the United States

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2012 in the United States
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Events in the year 2012 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

August 8: Curiosity's first 360 degrees color panorama image.[184][185]
A low-quality photo of a television monitor showing Armstrong on the lunar module's ladder
August 25: Neil Armstrong dies - Armstrong prepares to take the first step on the Moon.

September

October

October 29: Hurricane Sandy: Large portions of the Manhattan borough of New York City were without electricity

November

November 6: Barack Obama reelected President

December

Ongoing

Births

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

See also

References

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  67. Los Angeles Times
  68. Chicago Tribune
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  71. Chicago Tribune
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  75. CNN
  76. Politico
  77. AP via Google
  78. LA Times
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  80. Miss. Supreme Court rules Barbour pardons valid
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  82. Reuters
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  85. Reuters
  86. AP via Houston Chronicle
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  88. Cameras in tow, Blagojevich surrenders to prison
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  90. Reuters
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  106. Kentucky beats Kansas 67-59 to win national title
  107. Supreme Court upholds strip searches at jails
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  109. ABC News
  110. The Age
  111. BBC
  112. AP
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  120. MSNBC
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  122. AP
  123. Chicago Tribune
  124. ABC News America
  125. BBC
  126. BBC
  127. Al Jazeera
  128. AAP via SBS News
  129. Al Jazeera
  130. BBC
  131. (BBC)
  132. CNN
  133. AP via Yahoo! Sports
  134. The Guardian
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  137. ESPN
  138. Fox Sports
  139. AP via Newsday
  140. BBC
  141. Washington Post
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  144. BBC
  145. The New York Times
  146. Wall Street Journal
  147. NBC Sports
  148. CBS News
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  151. ESPN
  152. Wall Street Journal
  153. CNBC
  154. BBC
  155. Politico
  156. AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  157. MSNBC
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  163. Reuters
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  165. CNN
  166. Reuters
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  168. ESPN
  169. CNN
  170. Chicago Tribune
  171. NBC News
  172. CBS News
  173. USA Today
  174. White House: birth certificate
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  185. A 360-degree 'street view' from Mars
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  196. Al Jazeera
  197. LA Times
  198. Dallas News
  199. CNN
  200. Gizmodo
  201. Decrypted Tech
  202. The Washington Post
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  206. Seattle PI
  207. The Roar
  208. The Independent
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  217. CNN
  218. Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
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  220. AP via Boston Globe
  221. Huffington Post
  222. FoxNews
  223. SpaceX, NASA Target Oct. 7 Launch For Resupply Mission To Space Station
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  225. USA Today
  226. CNN
  227. Reuters
  228. CNN
  229. Reuters
  230. BBC
  231. Sky News
  232. CNN
  233. (New York Times)
  234. ABC News
  235. MSN
  236. "Yahoo Sports"
  237. "MSNBC"
  238. Andrew, Tangel (29 October 2012). "Stock market to remain closed Tuesday - latimes.com". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  239. "Hurricane Sandy to keep stock markets shuttered Tuesday - Market Day". 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  240. The Guardian
  241. BBC
  242. Associated Press
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  250. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time". CNN.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  251. Los Angeles Times
  252. Wall Street Journal
  253. Bloomberg
  254. CNN
  255. Bloomberg
  256. El Nuevo Herald
  257. CNN
  258. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/december/serial-infector-gets-39-years-for-hepatitis-c-outbreak/
  259. Reuters
  260. USA Today
  261. AP via ESPN
  262. CNN
  263. AP via WVEC
  264. NY Daily News
  265. Long, Ray; Sweeney, Annie; Garcia, Monique (2012-12-11). "Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  266. BBC
  267. The Telegraph
  268. (BBC
  269. The Telegraph
  270. CNN
  271. "Michigan Senate passes 'right-to-work' measures". CNN.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-05-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  274. The Washington Post
  275. CNN
  276. AP
  277. AP via The Washington Post
  278. Los Angeles Times
  279. AP via ABC News
  280. Henry Colman, 'Love Boat' Writer-Producer and TV Executive, Dies at 89
  281. Cleve Duncan, lead singer of the Penguins, dead at 77

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