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.

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August 8: Curiosity's first 360 degrees color panorama image.[191][192]
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[edit]

October[edit]

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

November[edit]

November 6: Barack Obama reelected President

December[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births in 2012[edit]

Deaths in 2012[edit]

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ Boyle, Christina (January 2, 2012). "Same-sex civil unions in Hawaii and Delaware". Daily News (New York). 
  4. ^ "New law lets bikes run red lights in Illinois". Wjbc.com. 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
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  11. ^ BBC
  12. ^ "White House chief of staff stepping down - CNN.com". CNN. January 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ Mississippi judge blocks release of 21 inmates given pardons by Gov. Barbour
  14. ^ Towns Seek Help Weathering Harsh Winter (Even by Alaska's Standards)
  15. ^ "MINNECI ET AL. v. POLLARD ET AL.". supremecourt.gov. January 10, 2012. 
  16. ^ Miss Wisconsin wins Miss America pageant
  17. ^ "Miss America pageant crowns 2012 winner". USA Today. January 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  18. ^ Amazon's online retailer Zappos says hacker accessed information of 24 million customers
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  20. ^ "Behind Wisconsin Democrats’ Million-Signature Show of Force in Walker Recall Effort". Time. January 18, 2012. 
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  30. ^ New airline pricing rules: what it means for you
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  32. ^ Exelon Ill. Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Losing Off-Site Power
  33. ^ Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids
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  37. ^ "Washington Gay Marriage Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Chris Gregoire". Huffington Post. February 13, 2012. 
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  40. ^ Organic foods: secret source of dietary arsenic?
  41. ^ FDA Statement on Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup
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  60. ^ New York Times
  61. ^ Storms wreck Indiana towns, kill at least 20 across 3 states
  62. ^ AP via ABC News America
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  65. ^ Fox News
  66. ^ NY Times
  67. ^ Washington Times
  68. ^ Los Angeles Times
  69. ^ Chicago Tribune
  70. ^ Los Angeles Times
  71. ^ Washington Post
  72. ^ Chicago Tribune
  73. ^ AP via Washington Post
  74. ^ Reuters via Fox Business News
  75. ^ Washington Post
  76. ^ CNN
  77. ^ Politico
  78. ^ AP via Google
  79. ^ LA Times
  80. ^ LA Times
  81. ^ Miss. Supreme Court rules Barbour pardons valid
  82. ^ BBC
  83. ^ Reuters
  84. ^ Reuters via Yahoo 7 Australia
  85. ^ BBC
  86. ^ Reuters
  87. ^ AP via Houston Chronicle
  88. ^ Inside Blago's New Home
  89. ^ Cameras in tow, Blagojevich surrenders to prison
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  91. ^ Reuters
  92. ^ New York Times
  93. ^ BBC
  94. ^ Disney film boss Rich Ross resigns after John Carter flop, BBC News, 20 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  95. ^ Seeing around corners may become next 'superpower'
  96. ^ ESPN
  97. ^ USA Today
  98. ^ CBC
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  100. ^ Wall Street Journal
  101. ^ Sydney Morning Herald
  102. ^ Global Payments Inc.
  103. ^ AP via Google
  104. ^ CNN
  105. ^ BBC
  106. ^ KTVU
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  108. ^ Washington Post
  109. ^ Kentucky beats Kansas 67-59 to win national title
  110. ^ Supreme Court upholds strip searches at jails
  111. ^ RT
  112. ^ ABC News
  113. ^ The Age
  114. ^ BBC
  115. ^ AP
  116. ^ BBC
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  118. ^ "Mad cow case confirmed in California". CNN. April 25, 2012. 
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  121. ^ Fernanda Santos (May 3, 2012). "Border Militiaman Among 5 Dead in Arizona, Police Confirm". The New York Times. 
  122. ^ NBC Sports
  123. ^ MSNBC
  124. ^ Cy Ryan (May 7, 2012). "Nevada issues Google first license for self-driving car". Las Vegas Sun. 
  125. ^ ABC News
  126. ^ AP
  127. ^ Chicago Tribune
  128. ^ ABC News America
  129. ^ BBC
  130. ^ BBC
  131. ^ Al Jazeera
  132. ^ AAP via SBS News
  133. ^ Al Jazeera
  134. ^ BBC
  135. ^ (BBC)
  136. ^ CNN
  137. ^ AP via Yahoo! Sports
  138. ^ The Guardian
  139. ^ "Walker's Wisconsin win big blow to unions, smaller one to Obama". CNN.com. June 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  140. ^ BBC
  141. ^ ESPN
  142. ^ Fox Sports
  143. ^ Los Angeles Times
  144. ^ AP via Newsday
  145. ^ Los Angeles Times
  146. ^ BBC
  147. ^ Washington Post
  148. ^ About NuSTAR: The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
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  150. ^ BBC
  151. ^ The New York Times
  152. ^ Wall Street Journal
  153. ^ NBC Sports
  154. ^ CBS News
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  156. ^ The Washington Post
  157. ^ ESPN
  158. ^ Wall Street Journal
  159. ^ CNBC
  160. ^ BBC
  161. ^ Politico
  162. ^ AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  163. ^ MSNBC
  164. ^ ESPN
  165. ^ Posted: 06/25/2012 10:19 am Updated: 06/26/2012 5:32 pm (June 25, 2012). "Arizona Immigration Law Ruling: Supreme Court Delivers Split Decision". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  166. ^ "Supreme Court rules Obamacare individual mandate constitutional - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  167. ^ "Attorney General Eric Holder Held in Contempt of Congress - US News and World Report". Usnews.com. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  168. ^ UK probing more banks for interest rate fixing
  169. ^ USA Today
  170. ^ Reuters
  171. ^ Florida Today
  172. ^ CNN
  173. ^ Reuters
  174. ^ Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July. FoxNews.com (2012-04-23)
  175. ^ ESPN
  176. ^ CNN
  177. ^ Chicago Tribune
  178. ^ NBC News
  179. ^ CBS News
  180. ^ USA Today
  181. ^ White House: birth certificate
  182. ^ "Sheriff Arpaio says Obama's birth certificate is forged - CBS News Video". Cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  183. ^ The results of the investigation were published in the book, A Question of Eligibility: A Law Enforcement Investigation into Barack Obama's Birth Certificate and His Eligibility to be President, co-authored by Mike Zullo, MCSO Cold Case Posse Chief Investigator, and Jerome Corsi, an American author, political commentator and conspiracy theorist, with the introduction written by Arpaio. Paperless Publishing LLC (February 29, 2012), Amazon Digital Services, Inc., ASIN B007FWO19W
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  186. ^ "Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 70 Victims The Largest Mass Shooting - Yahoo!". Gma.yahoo.com. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  187. ^ CNN
  188. ^ ESPN
  189. ^ "Dawn Gets Extra Time to Explore Vesta". NASA. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  190. ^ BBC
  191. ^ First 360 color panorama
  192. ^ A 360-degree 'street view' from Mars
  193. ^ CNN
  194. ^ BBC
  195. ^ Mercury News
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  197. ^ Mars Science Laboratory. Nasa.gov (2011-10-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  198. ^ Mars Science Laboratory Homepage
  199. ^ Reuters
  200. ^ CBS News
  201. ^ CBS News
  202. ^ BBC
  203. ^ Al Jazeera
  204. ^ LA Times
  205. ^ Dallas News
  206. ^ CNN
  207. ^ Gizmodo
  208. ^ Decrypted Tech
  209. ^ The Washington Post
  210. ^ "Neil Armstrong dead at age 82 - report". The Australian. August 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  211. ^ Dawn Engineers Assess Reaction Wheel
  212. ^ BBC Sport
  213. ^ Seattle PI
  214. ^ The Roar
  215. ^ The Independent
  216. ^ Mackey, Robert; Stack, Liam (2012-09-11). "Obscure Film Mocking Muslim Prophet Sparks Anti-U.S. Protests in Egypt and Libya". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  217. ^ "U.S. ambassador to Libya, 3 others killed in rocket attack, witness says". CNN. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  218. ^ "US ambassadors killed in the line of duty". Boston.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. [dead link]
  219. ^ CNBC
  220. ^ Maria Ridulph's Body Exhumed: Girl, 7, Murdered In 1957. Aol.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  221. ^ Michael Tarm (2012-09-14). "Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7 - Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  222. ^ Tibbles, Kevin (14 September 2012). "72-year-old ex-cop convicted of slaying Illinois girl in 1957". NBC News and The Associated Press. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  223. ^ "McCullough sentenced to life in prison". DeKalb IL Chronicle. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  224. ^ ESPN
  225. ^ CNN
  226. ^ Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
  227. ^ The New York Times
  228. ^ CNN
  229. ^ AP via Boston Globe
  230. ^ Huffington Post
  231. ^ FoxNews
  232. ^ SpaceX, NASA Target Oct. 7 Launch For Resupply Mission To Space Station
  233. ^ "Press release – Particle control in a quantum world". Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  234. ^ USA Today
  235. ^ CNN
  236. ^ Reuters
  237. ^ CNN
  238. ^ Reuters
  239. ^ BBC
  240. ^ Sky News
  241. ^ CNN
  242. ^ (New York Times)
  243. ^ ABC News
  244. ^ MSN
  245. ^ "Yahoo Sports"
  246. ^ "MSNBC"
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  249. ^ The Guardian
  250. ^ BBC
  251. ^ Associated Press
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  253. ^ "Democrats keep control of Senate". CNN.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  254. ^ "Boehner, Republicans keep House majority". Usatoday.com. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  255. ^ "Washington Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Marking Shift in Nation’s Views - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
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  257. ^ "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time". CNN.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  258. ^ Los Angeles Times
  259. ^ Wall Street Journal
  260. ^ Bloomberg
  261. ^ CNN
  262. ^ Bloomberg
  263. ^ El Nuevo Herald
  264. ^ CNN
  265. ^ http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/december/serial-infector-gets-39-years-for-hepatitis-c-outbreak/
  266. ^ Reuters
  267. ^ USA Today
  268. ^ AP via ESPN
  269. ^ CNN
  270. ^ AP via WVEC
  271. ^ NY Daily News
  272. ^ Long, Ray; Sweeney, Annie; Garcia, Monique (2012-12-11). "Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  273. ^ BBC
  274. ^ The Telegraph
  275. ^ (BBC
  276. ^ The Telegraph
  277. ^ CNN
  278. ^ "Michigan Senate passes 'right-to-work' measures". CNN.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  279. ^ "Deadliest mass shootings around the world". KABC-TV. ABC News. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  280. ^ CNN
  281. ^ The Washington Post
  282. ^ CNN
  283. ^ AP
  284. ^ AP via The Washington Post
  285. ^ Los Angeles Times
  286. ^ AP via ABC News
  287. ^ Henry Colman, 'Love Boat' Writer-Producer and TV Executive, Dies at 89
  288. ^ Cleve Duncan, lead singer of the Penguins, dead at 77

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