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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

13 hours 2 min ago

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

December 19, 2014 - 6:33pm

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.

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Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

December 19, 2014 - 5:21pm

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.

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Obama Says Sony Made A 'Mistake' In Cancelling 'The Interview'

December 19, 2014 - 4:25pm

President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.

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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

December 19, 2014 - 3:37pm

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who are spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

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Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference

December 19, 2014 - 1:31pm

The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

December 19, 2014 - 11:38am

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

December 19, 2014 - 10:57am

The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

December 19, 2014 - 9:34am

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct; instead, she says, we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

December 19, 2014 - 7:03am

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

December 19, 2014 - 5:02am

A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.

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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

December 18, 2014 - 9:23pm

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

December 18, 2014 - 4:56pm

An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.

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Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

December 18, 2014 - 4:43pm

President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.

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Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

President Obama's action to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has drawn harsh criticism from members of Congress in both parties. One of those critics is Rep. Albio Sires, who was born in Cuba.

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Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba

December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.

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TSA Administrator Says Airport Screening Is More Efficient, Risk-Based

December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

The head of the government agency that screens airline passengers is winding down his duties. John Pistole reflects on the TSA's move away from a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

December 18, 2014 - 5:11am

When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.

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Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

December 17, 2014 - 7:16pm

The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.

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Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

December 17, 2014 - 5:04am

Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.

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