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Los Angeles, California
Dec. 14 - Following several days of rumors, speculation and gossip, the Los Angeles Clippers have acquired National Basketball Association (NBA) All-star point guard, Chris Paul, from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard Eric Gordon, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and center Chris Kaman. The Clippers will also receive two future second round draft picks to complete the trade. Paul who averaged 18.7 point per game last season, joins fellow NBA All-star power forward Blake Griffin in Los Angeles. Paul's trade to the Clippers draws a mixed amount of delight and fury as NBA commissioner, David Stern rejected a possible trade of Paul to the 16 time NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers days prior.
Khabari Crossing, Kuwait
Dec. 17 – On Dec. 17, the United States Senate agreed to a two-month extension in a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits that will expire Jan. 1 of next year. A day later, House Speaker John Boehner said that he opposed the Senate's plan to extend the payroll tax cut for two months. The Senate plan passed Saturday was an emergency proposal after Democrats and Republicans were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement to extend the cuts and unemployment benefits for a full year. Failure to pass the payroll tax would cost working Americans an average of $1,000 in higher taxes next year.
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