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Lawmakers Slam Obama Over Cuba Relations

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:43pm
The release of Alan Gross from a Cuban prison has stirred controversy as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are expressing outrage.






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Underwater Hunt for MH370 Might Be Over by May

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:34am
The underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may be finished by May, authorities said Wednesday.






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Cuban-Americans React to Expected Changes

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:06am

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Cuban-Americans React to Expected Changes

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:06am

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News of Cuba Changes Drawing Early Reaction

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:06am

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News of Cuba Changes Drawing Reaction

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Cop Allegedly Killed Ex-Girlfriend in Stalking Case

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:00am
The fatal shooting of Valerie Morrow on Monday came hours after Pa. officer Stephen Rozniakowski was served with a court order to stay away from her.






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Here's the Thing: Jeb Bush Has a Popularity Challenge

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:58am
He's more popular among the Beltway crowd and deep-pocketed GOP donors than he is among most American voters






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Pakistan Brings Back Death Penalty After School Attack

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:53am
Pakistan's prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday.






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E.U. Parliament Backs Palestinian State 'In Principle'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:46am
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle, a sign of frustration with the stalled peace process.






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Arrests Made in Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 60

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:03am
Arrests have been made in connection with the investigation into the New England Compounding Center following a deadly meningitis outbreak.






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'7th Heaven' Star Confesses to Sex Abuse of Young Girls

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:00am
Stephen Collins, best known as the pastor on the former hit show "7th Heaven,'' has apologized for inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.
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North Korea Marks Three Years of Mourning for Kim Jong Il

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:57am
Bells rang, horns sounded and massed ranks joined Kim Jong Un to commemorate his father's death. It is a Korean custom to mark three years since the death of a parent.
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'7th Heaven' Star Sorry for Exposing Himself to Girls

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:30am
Stephen Collins, best known as the pastor on the former hit show "7th Heaven,'' has apologized for inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.






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'7th Heaven' Star Sorry for Sex Acts With Underage Girls

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:06am
Stephen Collins, best known as the pastor on the former hit show "7th Heaven,'' has apologized for inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.






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Mass Tango: Thousands Dance for Pope's Birthday

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:01am
Thousands of well-wishers sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the 78th birthday of the first Latin American pope.
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Wednesday's Top 6 News Stories

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:53am
From the aftermath of the attack against Pakistani schoolchildren to the front-runners of the 2016 presidential race, see the stories we're following.






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Obama on Race: I've Been Mistaken for a Valet

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:41am
Another time, the first lady said, the president was mistaken for a waiter at a black-tie dinner.






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Theaters Pull Sony's 'The Interview' After Hacker Threat

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:22am
Some theaters pulled Sony's controversial movie 'The Interview,' following a threat of violence from hackers against movie theaters that show it.






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'I Was Shocked': Pot-Smoking Santa Sparks Uproar

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:16am
A Southern California medical marijuana dispensary has agreed to remove its painting of a pot-smoking Santa after community outrage.






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