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Obama calls for cooperation in 2011

Associated Press / January 2, 2011

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HAWAII
HONOLULU — President Obama said Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward. In his weekly radio and Internet address yesterday, Obama said, “I’m willing to work with anyone of either party who’s got a good idea and the commitment to see it through. And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.’’ Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire delivered the Republican weekly address. “We’re keenly aware that the American people are relying on us to change business-as-usual in Washington, and we’re well positioned to do just that,’’ she said.

OHIO
Sheriff’s deputy, suspect are killed
ENON — A sheriff’s deputy investigating a report of gunfire at a western Ohio trailer park was shot and killed, and the suspect was killed after a standoff. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said Deputy Suzanne Hopper, 40, had two children. Kelly said a police officer was wounded in a shootout with the suspect. He said authorities are investigating whether police gunfire killed the suspect.

MISSOURI
Injured victim of tornado 7th to die
KANSAS CITY — A seventh person died in the aftermath of tornadoes that touched down in several states in the final hours of 2010. Six victims — three in Missouri and three in Arkansas — died Friday as tornadoes pummeled the South and Midwest. A seventh victim who was injured Friday in the Missouri town of Rolla died yesterday at a hospital in Columbia, said Bruce Southard, the chief of the Rolla Rural Fire Department.

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