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New York Times

Journey to Reconciliation Visited Worlds of Presidents, Popes and Spies
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage.
Secret US-Cuba diplomacy ended in landmark deal on prisoners, future tiesWashington Post
Cuban-Americans Gear Up for Business as Embargo ThawsBusinessweek
Major Cuba move is a 2016 bombshellMSNBC
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Voice of America

US Says N. Korea Behind Sony Cyber Attack
Voice of America
WASHINGTON—. Media reports say the U.S. has determined that North Korea is behind the hacking of Sony Pictures, which gave in to security concerns and canceled the release of a film about a fictional plot to assassinate Pyongyang's leader, Kim Jong Un.
The Sony hack story is like a Hollywood movie - in which we let the bad guys winTelegraph.co.uk
U.S. Said Set to Blame North Korea for Sony Cyber AttackBloomberg
Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackersReuters
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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed
Atlanta Journal Constitution
More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice. George Stinney was arrested, ...
Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in 1944Philly.com
Police: 1 dead, several hurt in California crashWBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Binnicker family friend believes Stinney guilty, despite judge's rulingManning Live
The Westside Story -KTEP -Examiner.com
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Voice of America

Putin Seeks to Calm Russia Over Economy
Voice of America
President Vladimir Putin struck an optimistic chord at his end-of-year news conference Thursday, telling Russians the country's economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, yet offering no new remedy in halting the deepening financial crisis. Putin said ...
Putin says Russia's economic crisis could last two yearsIrish Times
Putin blames Western sanctions for crisisFox News
Putin Blames West for Plight of Russian EconomyBloomberg
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Bloomberg

Pakistan Taliban in Afghanistan Said to Plot School Massacre
Bloomberg
Pakistan's civilian and military leaders vowed to eliminate terrorists a day after 132 students were slaughtered, signaling a move to combat a Taliban movement it has periodically fought and talked to. “No difference will be made between good and bad ...
Pakistani Taliban attack: Why insurgents killed 132 schoolchildren in cold bloodCBC.ca
After Peshawar: Reassessing the terror threatDAWN.com
Indian students pray for Pakistanis killed in Peshawar attackChannel News Asia
Reuters -NDTV -Hindustan Times
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U-T San Diego

Nigeria sentences 54 soldiers to death by firing squad
U-T San Diego
FILE -In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria. On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for ...
Death sentences for Nigerian soldiers who refused to fight extremistsCTV News
Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 peopleCNN International
Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185KRDO
Daily Mail -The Guardian -DailyPost Nigeria
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CBS Local

UN Chief Says US Torture Report Should Spur Global Action
CBS Local
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an international effort to stamp out torture in the wake of the Senate report detailing brutal CIA interrogations of terror detainees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ...
Why torture doesn't work: A definitive guideThe Week Magazine
A torture debate reduced to semanticsCaribbean Life
CIA Report, Funding the Government: How can Obama, Congress defy the ...Fox News
USA TODAY -Greensboro News & Record -CounterPunch
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Fox News

14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
Fox News
Dec. 17, 2014: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette speaks after U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, right, announced indictments of 14 owners and employees from the New England Compounding Center (AP). BOSTON – Federal prosecutors charged 14 people ...
14 charged in meningitis outbreak that killed 64FOX 4 News

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MiamiHerald.com

Fracking remains banned in New York, health and environmental concerns cited
WRVO Public Media
Hydrofracking protesters rally against the controversial natural gas drilling process at the New York State Fair. (file photo). Ellen Abbott WRVO. Environmentalists are celebrating after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there will be no hydrofracking in New York for ...
New York bans fracking after health reportReuters
NEW YORK STATE TO DRILLERS: No fracking here, no waySky Valley Chronicle
Cuomo administration bans fracking in New YorkMid-Hudson News
Capital New York -Buffalo News -Chinatopix
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Reuters Blogs (blog)

If North Korea hacked Sony, hit his cronies where they hurt – their wallets
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Moviemakers strive to outdo themselves with fantastic plots, super-heroes and special effects. But the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment this month proves that, even in Hollywood, reality is still stranger than fiction. U.S. officials have now determined that ...

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