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When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail

CNN: Politics - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:15pm
President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
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Report: Secret Service stretched 'beyond its limits'

CNN: Politics - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:08pm
The Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks -- and the White House needs a better fence -- an independent review has found.
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Boston bomb suspect Tsarnaev gets words of encouragement

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:05pm
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a judge Thursday he was satisfied with his defense lawyers at what is expected to be the final public hearing before his death penalty trial begins on January 5.
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#SaveBela campaign may spare dog's life

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:59pm
Connie Lay made an unusual request in her will before she died last month in Aurora, Indiana: She asked that her German shepherd, Bela, be euthanized and buried with her.
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Top 1%: What they made, what they paid

CNN: Business - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:57pm
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'Team America,' too?!

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:51pm
After Sony canceled the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater planned to screen "Team America: World Police" instead.
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How'd ISIS get Texan's truck?

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:48pm
A plumber in Texas is trying to avoid fallout after a picture of his old work truck ended up on Islamic social media sites.
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1 million mummies buried here?

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:46pm
Archeologists claim there is an estimated one million mummies buried at a site in Egypt. CNN's Amir Daftari reports.
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Texas is in danger of a recession

CNN: Business - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:38pm
Turmoil in the oil market could knock Texas into a recession.
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YouTube CEO: Paid maternity leave is good for business

CNN: Business - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:32pm
Paid maternity leave is good for moms, it's good for families, and it's good for business.
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Mars has gas; a fuzzy sign of life?

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:31pm
A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the red planet -- or they might not be.
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Lavendera: As a child of Cuban exiles, what a new Cuba means

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:27pm
In June of 1960, my father was a 14-year-old Cuban boy with a round-trip airline ticket from Havana to Madrid, Spain. He spent the summer with family in Spain while Cuba fell deeper and deeper into Fidel Castro's revolution. He didn't realize the extent to which his life back home was quickly crumbling and that the winds of revolution were about to change his life forever.
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Toy guns look too real, NY AG says

CNN: Business - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:11pm
The difference between a toy gun and a real one is very blurry sometimes and that has led to unintended deaths.
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'The Interview' was expected to bring in $100 million for Sony

CNN: Business - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:11pm
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Al Qaeda car bombs target Houthi fighters in Yemeni port city

CNN: World - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04pm
Violence wracked Yemen yet again Thursday -- this time in the form of dual car bomb attacks purportedly carried out by al Qaeda militants targeting fighters from the minority, albeit powerful, Houthi group.
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CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:59pm
The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could be on their way to the neighbor island, only 90 miles from Key West, Florida.
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Babe Ruth's cap sells for $300K

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:49pm
A baseball hat Babe Ruth wore during his 1934 tour of Japan just sold for $303,277 on the site Grey Flannel Auctions.
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Hollywood's complete moral surrender

CNN: Top Stories - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:36pm
By canceling "The Interview," the film industry has given saboteurs a precedent to kill free expression, Jeff Yang writes
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U.S. air strikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

CNN: World - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:29pm
U.S. air strikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.
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Game over for passenger who allegedly packed a gun in a PlayStation 2

CNN: U.S. - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:26pm
Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a PlayStation 2.
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