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[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

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June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

August 8: Curiosity's first 360 degrees color panorama image.[183][184]
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[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Happy New Year: 40,000 new laws to take effect in 2012 - Independent Voter Network". Ivn.us. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  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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  9. ^ 2012 GOP caucus count unresolved
  10. ^ BBC
  11. ^ "White House chief of staff stepping down - CNN.com". CNN. January 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ Mississippi judge blocks release of 21 inmates given pardons by Gov. Barbour
  13. ^ Towns Seek Help Weathering Harsh Winter (Even by Alaska's Standards)
  14. ^ "MINNECI ET AL. v. POLLARD ET AL." (PDF). supremecourt.gov. January 10, 2012. 
  15. ^ Miss Wisconsin wins Miss America pageant
  16. ^ "Miss America pageant crowns 2012 winner". USA Today. January 14, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  17. ^ Amazon's online retailer Zappos says hacker accessed information of 24 million customers
  18. ^ "Jon Huntsman drops out of Republican presidential race". BBC News. January 16, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Behind Wisconsin Democrats’ Million-Signature Show of Force in Walker Recall Effort". Time. January 18, 2012. 
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  21. ^ "Golan v. Holder." (PDF). supremecourt.gov. January 18, 2012. 
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  24. ^ "UNITED STATES, PETITIONER v. ANTOINE JONES" (PDF). supremecourt.gov. January 23, 2012. 
  25. ^ Oscar Nominations 2012: Jean Dujardin, George Clooney, Octavia Spencer, Among Actors Honored Youtube.com ABC News
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  27. ^ "Indiana state House approves right-to-work bill". Reuters. January 25, 2012. 
  28. ^ New airline pricing rules: what it means for you
  29. ^ Gutman, Matt; Rosenbaum, Matthew (January 30, 2012). "Florida Highway Terror That Killed 10: 'We Can't See'". ABC News. 
  30. ^ Exelon Ill. Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Losing Off-Site Power
  31. ^ Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids
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  33. ^ "3 die in Powell home explosion, family says". KSL.com. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  34. ^ Nagourney, Adam (February 7, 2012). "Court Strikes Down Ban on Gay Marriage in California". The New York Times. 
  35. ^ "Washington Gay Marriage Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Chris Gregoire". Huffington Post. February 13, 2012. 
  36. ^ BBC
  37. ^ BBC
  38. ^ Organic foods: secret source of dietary arsenic?
  39. ^ FDA Statement on Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup
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  43. ^ CNN
  44. ^ CBS News
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  48. ^ "Trayvon Martin: Probe into killing of Florida teenager". BBC News. March 20, 2012. 
  49. ^ Gutman, Matt; Smith, Candace; Thomas, Pierre (April 11, 2012). "George Zimmerman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Trayvon Martin's Death". ABC News. 
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  58. ^ New York Times
  59. ^ Storms wreck Indiana towns, kill at least 20 across 3 states
  60. ^ AP via ABC News America
  61. ^ The Guardian
  62. ^ Allen, Nick (March 3, 2012). "Christopher Tappin shackled in Texas court". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  63. ^ Fox News
  64. ^ NY Times
  65. ^ Washington Times
  66. ^ Los Angeles Times
  67. ^ Chicago Tribune
  68. ^ Los Angeles Times
  69. ^ Washington Post
  70. ^ Chicago Tribune
  71. ^ AP via Washington Post
  72. ^ Reuters via Fox Business News
  73. ^ Washington Post
  74. ^ CNN
  75. ^ Politico
  76. ^ AP via Google
  77. ^ LA Times
  78. ^ LA Times
  79. ^ Miss. Supreme Court rules Barbour pardons valid
  80. ^ BBC
  81. ^ Reuters
  82. ^ Reuters via Yahoo 7 Australia
  83. ^ BBC
  84. ^ Reuters
  85. ^ AP via Houston Chronicle
  86. ^ Inside Blago's New Home
  87. ^ Cameras in tow, Blagojevich surrenders to prison
  88. ^ BBC
  89. ^ Reuters
  90. ^ BBC
  91. ^ Disney film boss Rich Ross resigns after John Carter flop, BBC News, 20 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  92. ^ Seeing around corners may become next 'superpower'
  93. ^ ESPN
  94. ^ USA Today
  95. ^ CBC
  96. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. March 26, 2012. 
  97. ^ Wall Street Journal
  98. ^ Sydney Morning Herald
  99. ^ Global Payments Inc.
  100. ^ AP via Google
  101. ^ BBC
  102. ^ KTVU
  103. ^ 1940census.archives
  104. ^ Washington Post
  105. ^ Kentucky beats Kansas 67-59 to win national title
  106. ^ Supreme Court upholds strip searches at jails
  107. ^ RT
  108. ^ ABC News
  109. ^ The Age
  110. ^ BBC
  111. ^ AP
  112. ^ BBC
  113. ^ Jane Perlez (May 2, 2012). "Blind Chinese Dissident Leaves U.S. Embassy for Medical Treatment". The New York Times. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  114. ^ "Mad cow case confirmed in California". CNN. April 25, 2012. 
  115. ^ CNN
  116. ^ http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7877983/los-angeles-dodgers-sale-guggenheim-group-finalized ESPN/AP
  117. ^ Fernanda Santos (May 3, 2012). "Border Militiaman Among 5 Dead in Arizona, Police Confirm". The New York Times. 
  118. ^ NBC Sports
  119. ^ MSNBC
  120. ^ Cy Ryan (May 7, 2012). "Nevada issues Google first license for self-driving car". Las Vegas Sun. 
  121. ^ AP
  122. ^ Chicago Tribune
  123. ^ ABC News America
  124. ^ BBC
  125. ^ BBC
  126. ^ Al Jazeera
  127. ^ AAP via SBS News
  128. ^ Al Jazeera
  129. ^ BBC
  130. ^ (BBC)
  131. ^ CNN
  132. ^ AP via Yahoo! Sports
  133. ^ The Guardian
  134. ^ "Walker's Wisconsin win big blow to unions, smaller one to Obama". CNN.com. June 6, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  135. ^ BBC
  136. ^ ESPN
  137. ^ Fox Sports
  138. ^ AP via Newsday
  139. ^ BBC
  140. ^ Washington Post
  141. ^ About NuSTAR: The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array
  142. ^ Al Jazeera
  143. ^ BBC
  144. ^ The New York Times
  145. ^ Wall Street Journal
  146. ^ NBC Sports
  147. ^ CBS News
  148. ^ 06/20/2012 4:27 pm Updated: 06/21/2012 9:17 am (June 20, 2012). "House Oversight Committee Votes To Hold Eric Holder In Contempt Of Congress". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  149. ^ The Washington Post
  150. ^ ESPN
  151. ^ Wall Street Journal
  152. ^ CNBC
  153. ^ BBC
  154. ^ Politico
  155. ^ AP via Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  156. ^ MSNBC
  157. ^ 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. 
  158. ^ "Supreme Court rules Obamacare individual mandate constitutional - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  159. ^ "Attorney General Eric Holder Held in Contempt of Congress - US News and World Report". Usnews.com. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  160. ^ UK probing more banks for interest rate fixing
  161. ^ USA Today
  162. ^ Reuters
  163. ^ Florida Today
  164. ^ CNN
  165. ^ Reuters
  166. ^ Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July. FoxNews.com (2012-04-23)
  167. ^ ESPN
  168. ^ CNN
  169. ^ Chicago Tribune
  170. ^ NBC News
  171. ^ CBS News
  172. ^ USA Today
  173. ^ White House: birth certificate
  174. ^ "Sheriff Arpaio says Obama's birth certificate is forged - CBS News Video". Cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  175. ^ 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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  177. ^ ASSOCIATED PRESS 7/17/12 11:37 PM EDT. "Joe Arpaio: Obama birth certificate a fraud - Associated Press". Politico.Com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  178. ^ "Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 70 Victims The Largest Mass Shooting - Yahoo!". Gma.yahoo.com. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  179. ^ CNN
  180. ^ ESPN
  181. ^ "Dawn Gets Extra Time to Explore Vesta". NASA. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  182. ^ BBC
  183. ^ First 360 color panorama
  184. ^ A 360-degree 'street view' from Mars
  185. ^ CNN
  186. ^ BBC
  187. ^ Mercury News
  188. ^ NASA's Launch Schedule. Nasa.gov (2011-10-06). Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  189. ^ Mars Science Laboratory. Nasa.gov (2011-10-05). Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  190. ^ Mars Science Laboratory Homepage
  191. ^ Reuters
  192. ^ CBS News
  193. ^ CBS News
  194. ^ BBC
  195. ^ Al Jazeera
  196. ^ LA Times
  197. ^ Dallas News
  198. ^ CNN
  199. ^ Gizmodo
  200. ^ Decrypted Tech
  201. ^ The Washington Post
  202. ^ "Neil Armstrong dead at age 82 - report". The Australian. August 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  203. ^ Dawn Engineers Assess Reaction Wheel
  204. ^ BBC Sport
  205. ^ Seattle PI
  206. ^ The Roar
  207. ^ The Independent
  208. ^ "U.S. ambassador to Libya, 3 others killed in rocket attack, witness says". CNN. 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  209. ^ "US ambassadors killed in the line of duty". Boston.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. [dead link]
  210. ^ CNBC
  211. ^ Maria Ridulph's Body Exhumed: Girl, 7, Murdered In 1957. Aol.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  212. ^ Michael Tarm (2012-09-14). "Ex-cop convicted in 1957 murder of Ill. girl, 7 - Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  213. ^ 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. 
  214. ^ "McCullough sentenced to life in prison". DeKalb IL Chronicle. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  215. ^ ESPN
  216. ^ CNN
  217. ^ Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count
  218. ^ The New York Times
  219. ^ AP via Boston Globe
  220. ^ Huffington Post
  221. ^ FoxNews
  222. ^ SpaceX, NASA Target Oct. 7 Launch For Resupply Mission To Space Station
  223. ^ "Press release – Particle control in a quantum world". Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  224. ^ USA Today
  225. ^ CNN
  226. ^ Reuters
  227. ^ CNN
  228. ^ Reuters
  229. ^ BBC
  230. ^ Sky News
  231. ^ CNN
  232. ^ (New York Times)
  233. ^ ABC News
  234. ^ MSN
  235. ^ "Yahoo Sports"
  236. ^ "MSNBC"
  237. ^ Andrew, Tangel (29 October 2012). "Stock market to remain closed Tuesday - latimes.com". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  238. ^ "Hurricane Sandy to keep stock markets shuttered Tuesday - Market Day". 29 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  239. ^ The Guardian
  240. ^ BBC
  241. ^ Associated Press
  242. ^ Siegel, Elyse (November 6, 2012). "Obama Elected 2012: President Clinches Electoral Vote Win". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  243. ^ "Democrats keep control of Senate". CNN.com. November 7, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  244. ^ "Boehner, Republicans keep House majority". Usatoday.com. 2012-11-06. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  245. ^ "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for first time". CNN.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  246. ^ Los Angeles Times
  247. ^ Wall Street Journal
  248. ^ Bloomberg
  249. ^ CNN
  250. ^ Bloomberg
  251. ^ El Nuevo Herald
  252. ^ CNN
  253. ^ http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/december/serial-infector-gets-39-years-for-hepatitis-c-outbreak/
  254. ^ Reuters
  255. ^ USA Today
  256. ^ AP via ESPN
  257. ^ CNN
  258. ^ AP via WVEC
  259. ^ NY Daily News
  260. ^ Long, Ray; Sweeney, Annie; Garcia, Monique (2012-12-11). "Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  261. ^ BBC
  262. ^ The Telegraph
  263. ^ (BBC
  264. ^ The Telegraph
  265. ^ CNN
  266. ^ "Michigan Senate passes 'right-to-work' measures". CNN.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  267. ^ "Deadliest mass shootings around the world". KABC-TV. ABC News. December 14, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  268. ^ CNN
  269. ^ The Washington Post
  270. ^ CNN
  271. ^ AP
  272. ^ AP via The Washington Post
  273. ^ Los Angeles Times
  274. ^ AP via ABC News
  275. ^ Henry Colman, 'Love Boat' Writer-Producer and TV Executive, Dies at 89
  276. ^ Cleve Duncan, lead singer of the Penguins, dead at 77

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