December 31 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered earlier this month. She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours for monitoring and treatment.
About a dozen members of Wisconsin's National Guard agriculture team are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan this Thursday. they will teach Afghani farmers how to farm and heard more effectively to help expand agribusiness, create jobs and reduce poverty.
A tentative agreement has been reached in Washington as legislators enact a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October which would have sent the price of a gallon of milk soaring to $6-$8.
In music news, Lady Gaga will be taking another big step in her effort to help troubled teens as she offers free counseling before her 2013 shows. Mental health professionals will staff the BornBrave Bus where fans can take advantage of various forms of therapy as well as food, games and music. The service is designed to relieve the stigma of seeking help from mental health professionals.