Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/18/2012

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/18/2012:

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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REPORTER RESCUED - NBC's Richard Engel is rescued after a gunfight in Syria. See International.

SANTA GETS SET - High in the Arctic Circle, Santa and his elves are getting ready for Christmas. See Life/Health/Tech.

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MONKS AS BAKERS: PRAYERS FOR CHRISTMAS CAKES - For 25 years, Trappist monks at a Missouri abbey have been baking and selling holiday fruitcakes - saying a prayer for each cake and its buyer. AVAILBLE NOW.

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NATIONAL

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SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING - Two more funerals are held for the victims of the shooting, as debate continues around school security and gun control. Hero teacher Vicki Soto will also be remembered during funeral home visiting hours this afternoon. AP will provide regular updates from Newtown.

GUN CONTROL DEBATE - Brady Campaign holds news conference with victims of violence amid growing calls for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

HOPE IN FISCAL CLIFF TALKS - President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are making significant concessions as the fiscal cliff deadline looms.

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REGIONAL

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CT, SCHOOLS RE-OPEN AFTER SHOOTING - Other Newtown schools re-open after 11 a.m. this morning.

FL, SWEARING CHILD PUNISHED - A student who swore at a teacher is forced by his mother to hold a sign outside the school apologizing.

NV, RECLUSE'S GOLD INHERITANCE - A California teacher will inherit over $7m of gold discovered in the home of a recluse who died over summer.

WA, MUDSLIDE DERAILS TRAIN - The moment a mudslide derailed a goods train was caught on camera by a passing motorist.

NY, SANDY SANTA - A Brooklyn Santa is bringing cheer to those hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TURKEY REPORTERS - NBC crew rescued at rebel roadblock after being kidnapped in Syria.

SYRIA REBEL TRAINING - Rebel fighters are being trained by a defecting Syrian army commando.

MIDEAST GOOGLE SCROLLS - Google launches online library of the Dead Sea Scrolls in conjunction with Israeli authorities.

EGYPT PROTESTS - Opposition protests continue over Islamist-backed constitution.

UK QUEEN - Queen Elizabeth II attends cabinet meeting for the first time as part of Jubilee celebrations.

JAPAN US OLDEST - Japanese man becomes world's oldest person after death of US woman.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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ROMEO BECKHAM MAKES HIS MODELLING DEBUT - David and Victoria Beckham's son debuts in Burberry's spring/summer 2013 campaign. AVAILABLE NOW.

KELLY CLARKSON ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT - Singer Kelly Clarkson announces her engagement on Twitter. FILE AVAILABLE NOW.

CHANNING TATUM AND WIFE EXPECTING FIRST CHILD - Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child. FILE AVAILABLE NOW.

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LIFE/HEALTH/TECHNOLOGY (AP VIDEO-US INCLUDES AP LIFESTYLE, HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY STORIES)

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SANTA AND ELVES PREPARE FOR GLOBAL DELIVERY - At Santa's winter village in Lapland, preparations are underway for global Christmas deliveries. AVAILABLE NOW.

TIPS ON HOW TO LAND A NEW JOB IN THE NEW YEAR - Despite tough economic times, New Year is a time many people resolve to change jobs. AVAILABLE NOW.

YEAR IN REVIEW: CAR DESIGN 2012 - The latest concept cars, eco-friendly engines and automotive fashion trends from 2012. AVAILABLE NOW.

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