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US re-establishing relations with Cuba, easing economic, travel restrictions

President Barack Obama declared an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island

Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not free

Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free. Read more »

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Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes

Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged, but others are elated that President Barack Obama secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with Cuban leader Raul Castro as part of an effort to normalize... Read more »

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and... Read more »

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NYC premiere of Rogen film 'The Interview' canceled as threats fly

The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too. Read more »

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Russians rush to stores to pre-empt price rises

Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over... Read more »

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Kurdish Iraqi forces launch operation in Sinjar

Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation Wednesday to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the Syrian border. Read more »

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Canada man finds an Elizabeth Gallagher for free trip around world

A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Read more »

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Rabbi David Saperstein confirmed as U.S. ambasssador for religious freedom in midst of chaotic Congress

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While Congress moved bills on federal spending last weekend, it also approved the appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, a post vacant since... Read more »

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Upgrades at US border crossing thrill commuters

Motorists at the nation's busiest border crossing were accustomed to waiting hours while vendors paraded between lanes with everything from sliced papaya and hot oatmeal to sombreros and ceramic... Read more »

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14 arrested, charged in meningitis outbreak

Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people nationwide and was traced to tainted... Read more »

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Fresh rain in Southern California causes mudslide

The latest storm in a string of wet weather hammered Southern California overnight, unleashing heavy rain and triggering a mudslide that blocked a freeway and stranded motorists early Wednesday. Read more »

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Pharmacy officials blamed for deadly meningitis outbreak face racketeering charges

A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who... Read more »

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AP sources: Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross

American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials... Read more »

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Yemen's Shiite rebels close port, storm newspaper

Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels shut down a strategic Red Sea port on Wednesday, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper, officials said. Read more »

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AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records for Ray Rice case

500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray... Read more »

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Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10

Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. Read more »

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House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search every house for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop... Read more »

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Britain's message for UAE visit: Nice, not naughty

Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. Read more »

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France: 5 terror attacks thwarted, networks broken

France has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in the past year, the country's top security official said Wednesday. Read more »

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School lunch 'blech' factor may go down under new federal budget deal

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The compromise budget takes on the First Lady to give schools greater flexibility on fats, salts and sweets in the lunchroom. Read more »

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Bill Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. Read more »

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

The smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah. Read more »

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Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed... Read more »

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End game: No immigration deal, just divisions

A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger... Read more »

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Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against movie theaters

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11,... Read more »

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