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President Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in shelving its film

Think your marital status is important? The U.S. Census Bureau may not

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The bureau recently announced that it may drop a handful of marriage questions from its American Community Survey. Read more »

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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. Read more »

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old... Read more »

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and... Read more »

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Spaniards protest their nation's proposed security law

Thousands of people protested in Spanish cities on Saturday against a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and demonstrating outside parliament... Read more »

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Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliament

Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part of a historic agreement to restore relations between... Read more »

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US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new... Read more »

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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. Read more »

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Read more »

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Ancient clay seals may shed light on biblical era

Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist James W.... Read more »

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Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding... Read more »

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State: Local options needed for juvenile offenders

When juvenile offenders appear before Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge Scott Myren, he tries to get them help they need in the northern communities he presides over. It's not always an easy process. Read more »

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NC officially bans gas for euthanizing shelter animals

North Carolina's ban on the use of gas to euthanize animals becomes official early next year, although it appears most shelters have given up the practice, officials say. Read more »

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Longtime Va. spice firm, other companies turn to exports

When longtime Virginia spice and condiment company C.F. Sauer first started selling its wares in 1887, its flavor extracts and seasonings were delivered in a covered wagon pulled by a donkey. Read more »

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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly... Read more »

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Museum remembers controversial SC Red Shirts

The home of a Confederate officer who helped take power away from blacks and drive Republicans out of South Carolina's government after the Civil War is now a museum honoring the Confederacy and... Read more »

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Bombings kill 12 in Iraq

Bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol killed 12 people in and around Baghdad Saturday, Iraqi authorities said. Read more »

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Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. Read more »

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually. Read more »

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations... Read more »

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N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe... Read more »

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Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift

For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro and his regime was a sure way to lose a race for office. Read more »

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What people never mention when they talk about Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is home to tech millionaires, and it also has the highest homelessness rate in the nation. Read more »

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon. Read more »

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Obama calls on women only at news conference

Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners. Read more »

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