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Here's the latest news for: Monday, December 17th. Newtown plans burials as school's future debated; Obama signals action following school shooting; Mandela hospitalized for 10th day; Cursive Writing: An Endangered Art?

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This is A-P News Minute.(AP)A GRIEVING CONNECTICUT TOWN IS BRACING ITSELF FOR THE FIRST FUNERALS FOR VICTIMS OF THE SCHOOL SHOOTING LAST WEEK THAT LEFT 20 CHILDREN AND SIX ADULTS DEAD. OFFICIALS IN NEWTOWN ARE ALSO DEBATING WHEN CLASSES COULD RESUME -- AND WHERE. (Pool)PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS VOWING TO USE "WHATEVER POWER THIS OFFICE HOLDS" TO SAFEGUARD THE NATION'S CHILDREN, RAISING THE PROSPECT THAT HE WILL PURSUE ACTION TO STEM GUN VIOLENCE AFTER FRIDAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MASSACRE. (AP)ANTI-APARTHEID ICON NELSON MANDELA REMAINS HOSPITALIZED FOR A TENTH DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA. OFFICIALS SAID THE 94-YEAR-OLD UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR GALLSTONES ON SATURDAY. THEY SAY HE HAS BEEN HOPITALIZED FOR TESTS AND TREATMENT FOR A LUNG INFECTION. (AP)WITH SCHOOLS FOCUSING MORE ON TECHNOLOGY, CURSIVE WRITING IS BEING PUSHED OUT THE DOOR. ONLY A HANDFUL OF OTHER STATES STILL REQUIRE CURSIVE WRITING AS PART OF THE CURRICULUM. BUT, RESEARCHERS SAY CURSIVE HELPS STUDENTS LATER IN LIFE.___ ___, The Associated Press with AP News Minute. (****END****)