Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad(FARS)

• According to analysts, Iran has slowed its enrichment of uranium, which is a signal to some that the regime may be interested in making a deal over its nuclear program. Iran will be meeting with P5+1 countries in the new year to discuss its nuclear program. [NYT]

• Writing for the Daily Beast, Tablet columnist Michael Moynihan unpacks the various conspiracy theories making the rounds about who is behind the Newtown shooting. [Daily Beast]

• A second New Yorker in less than a month has died from being pushed in front of a subway train. [Atlantic]

• Take Ben Schott’s end of the year quiz on media, news, and pop culture. (Hopefully you’ll do better than I did.) [NYT]

• The Forward takes a look through the family tree of Nechemya Weberman, the Satmar counselor recently found in guilty of dozens of sexual abuse charges, and finds some interesting results. [Forward]