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BY ZACH TOOMBS AND CHARESSE JAMES

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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a last-minute deal to avoid tax increases for the vast majority of Americans. The agreement will keep income tax rates where they are for people earning $450,000 or less — while spending cuts are being put off two months. Though Fox News notes the House still has to give its approval.

“You gotta remember that this House Speaker, John Boehner, is under no obligation to bring this up. They could bring it up and possibly change it, then ping pong it back to the Senate. So, this is far from over.”

In New York City, about one million people turned out to Times Square to usher in 2013. CNN has the countdown to the new year.

“Five … four … three … two …. one!”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still in recovery at a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot in her skull. The BBC has more.

“The clot developed after she suffered concussion after a fall at her home last month. She’s expected to make a full recovery.”

In a New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun spoke of peace with South Korea, calling for an end to hostility. According to Al Jazeera, the speech’s tone was unusual.

“It was a lot more conciliatory than previous New Year’s addresses. He didn't denounce the presence of U.S. troops in South Korea.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Zach Toombs, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

Top Headlines: U.S. Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Jan 1, 2013

Top Headlines: U.S. Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal

(Image source: The Washington Post)

BY ZACH TOOMBS AND CHARESSE JAMES

Here’s a look at your top news headlines from Newsy.

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a last-minute deal to avoid tax increases for the vast majority of Americans. The agreement will keep income tax rates where they are for people earning $450,000 or less — while spending cuts are being put off two months. Though Fox News notes the House still has to give its approval.

“You gotta remember that this House Speaker, John Boehner, is under no obligation to bring this up. They could bring it up and possibly change it, then ping pong it back to the Senate. So, this is far from over.”

In New York City, about one million people turned out to Times Square to usher in 2013. CNN has the countdown to the new year.

“Five … four … three … two …. one!”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is still in recovery at a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot in her skull. The BBC has more.

“The clot developed after she suffered concussion after a fall at her home last month. She’s expected to make a full recovery.”

In a New Year’s address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun spoke of peace with South Korea, calling for an end to hostility. According to Al Jazeera, the speech’s tone was unusual.

“It was a lot more conciliatory than previous New Year’s addresses. He didn't denounce the presence of U.S. troops in South Korea.”

Stay with Newsy for more multisource video news throughout the day. For Newsy, I’m Zach Toombs, highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster.

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