Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/19/2012

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Here are some of the AP Video-US stories we are working on for 12/19/2012:

HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS ADVISORY:

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DANCING COP BACK ON THE BEAT - Officer Tony Lepore whistles, wiggles and whirls his way through traffic. See Regional - East.

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NATIONAL

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OBAMA ON GUN CONTROL - President Obama will ask Vice President Joe Biden to spearhead an administration-wide effort to tackle gun violence. AP will cover the announcement and reactions from gun owners.

GUN SALES SOAR - Gun stores report a jump in sales of automatic weapons amid renewed debate over gun control.

SANDY HOOK FUNERALS - Funerals continue for victims of the shooting, including teacher Vicki Soto and school principal Dawn Hochsprung.

OBAMA 'TIME' PERSON OF THE YEAR - Time Magazine has named President Obama 'Person of the Year,' the second time it has accorded him the honor.

LIBYA REPORT - The State Department is expected to respond to a scathing report detailing security lapses around the Benghazi consulate attack.

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REGIONAL

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AZ, BULLET-PROOF BACKPACK SALES JUMP - Sales of armored backpacks for children jump in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.

WA, STORE CLERK TACKLES ROBBER - Surveillance video shows a store clerk tackling an armed man during a robbery. AVAILABLE NOW.

CA, RIVERA MEMORIAL - Family and fans of Jenni Rivera celebrate her life at a memorial service in Los Angeles.

CO, SEVERE WEATHER - Winter storm brings severe weather conditions to Colorado.

IL, POLICE HUNT 'SHEET ROPE' ESCAPEES - Police are hunting for two men who escaped from a high-rise jail using knotted sheets.

FL, MOM DEFENDS 'SWEARING' SIGN - A Florida mom defends her decision to make her son hold up a sign apologizing for swearing at his teacher. AVAILABLE NOW.

RI, DANCING COP COMES OUT OF RETIREMENT - Officer Tony Lepore is back on the street, directing traffic in his own unique style. AVAILABLE NOW.

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INTERNATIONAL

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RUSSIA MOVES TO BAN US ADOPTIONS - Russia's lower house of parliament has introduced legislation to ban adoption of Russian children by American couples.

KAZAKHSTAN LAUNCH - American, Canadian and Russian astronauts embark on a two-day journey to the International Space Station.

SOUTH KOREA ELECTION - The ruling-party candidate is elected South Korea's first female president.

FRANCE DSK - Judges refuse to drop aggravated pimping charges against Dominique Strauss Khan.

MEXICO CLOWNS - Around a thousand clowns take to the streets in an annual religious pilgrimage.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MERLIN CASTS FINAL SPELL - The drama 'Merlin' is coming to an end after five seasons. AVAILABLE NOW

SELENA GOMEZ IN WAVERLY PLACE REUNION - Selena Gomez talks about her amazing year. AVAILABLE NOW.

BILLY CRYSTAL AND BETTE MIDLER ON 'PARENTAL GUIDANCE' - Billy Crystal and Bette Midler chat about their new family comedy. AVAILABLE NOW.

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

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YEAR IN REVIEW: TECHNOLOGY - A look back at some of the new technology that made an impact in 2012.

PREDICTING WHICH SMOKERS WILL QUIT - As many people resolve to give up smoking in the New Year, scientists say it is possible to predict who will succeed.

CAMBODIA DAMS IMPACT ENVIRONMENT - Thousands of people are being displaced due to an aggressive dam-building program in Cambodia.

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