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After 20 Years, Lost Luggage Is Returned To Tuscon Woman

10 hours 30 min ago

At first, she thought the call was about other luggage she'd lost recently. She had gotten that luggage back, and now she's gotten back her faith in the airline industry.

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JFK Assured 8-Year-Old Girl That Santa Was Safe

10 hours 34 min ago

In 1961, U.S. intelligence indicated the Soviets might soon test nuclear bombs at the North Pole. President John F. Kennedy wrote a young girl back, telling her Santa would make his Christmas rounds.

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Cuba's Religious Groups View Diplomatic Thaw With U.S. Differently

12 hours 48 min ago

In the country's tiny Jewish community, news of the thaw in relations is well embraced. But some Catholic worshipers are upset with President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.

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Cuba's Jews, Catholics Have Very Different Takes On The U.S. Thaw

12 hours 49 min ago

The country's tiny Jewish community is embracing the breakthrough. But some Catholics feel betrayed by President Obama's overtures to Cuba's communist government.

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School Hearing Clears Florida State's Jameis Winston Of Sex Allegations

12 hours 49 min ago

Florida State says quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate any school code of conduct in an alleged sexual assault case. This allows Winston to go on playing football for the undefeated Seminoles.

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Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

12 hours 49 min ago

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.

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Obama Faces Tough Road With GOP-Controlled Congress

12 hours 49 min ago

Before heading to Hawaii for vacation with the first family, President Obama held a news conference on Friday. There were wide-ranging questions, and the president only called on female journalists.

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Jordan Hangs 11 After 8-Year Execution Moratorium

12 hours 49 min ago

Jordanians who had been convicted of murder were executed Sunday. There had been a moratorium on the death penalty there since 2006. Lawmakers called for it to be reinstated to curb a rise in crime.

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Brooklyn Borough Remembers Slain Officers At Candlelight Vigil

12 hours 49 min ago

Two NYPD officers were killed in an ambush in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. David Greene asks borough President Eric Adams for his perspective on the tension surrounding the attack.

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Beyond The Bird On It: 'Twee Is About Shopping'

12 hours 49 min ago

Cutesy, homespun goods that combine old-fashioned and modern aesthetics are proliferating. But don't be mistaken: There's a powerful economic force behind it all, says author Marc Spitz.

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For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

12 hours 49 min ago

The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

12 hours 49 min ago

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.

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What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

12 hours 49 min ago

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.

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U.S. Catholics To Feel Pope's Impact With Archbishop Appointments

12 hours 49 min ago

Since his election less than 2 years ago, Pope Francis has appointed or promoted some 40 American bishops, elevating new leaders in many cities. The most prominent is the new archbishop of Chicago.

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Results Being Tallied In Tunisia's Presidential Election

12 hours 49 min ago

Tunisians voted Sunday for a new president in a contentious race. The election marks another important milestone in the one country where the Arab Spring has been mostly peaceful.

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U.S Turns To China For Help With North Korea Cyberattack

12 hours 49 min ago

The Obama administration has asked China to help rein in North Korea's cyber capabilities. The administration wants China to help block further attacks, like the massive hacking of Sony Pictures.

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Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Ambush Of 2 NYPD Officers

12 hours 49 min ago

Details continue to emerge about the gunman who killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what drove Ismaaiyl Brinsely to those acts.

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

14 hours 9 min ago

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

December 19, 2014 - 7:52am

Mary Scholey, 82, of Sheffield, England, begins her Christmas shopping in early November. She has 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to buy for.

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Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

December 19, 2014 - 6:22am

That is not the most someone has paid for Jordan's shoes. A pair he wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals sold for more than $100,000.

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