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What normalizing relations with Cuba means for travelers
President Obama said today that travel to Cuba will be "easier for Americans." But that doesn't mean Americans will be able to head to Havana for Spring Break. "I do think it is a big step," says Patrick Haney, chair of the political science department at Miami ...
What is behind the US-Cuba thaw?BBC News
Who was the unnamed spy released as part of Barack Obama's Cuba deal?
Obama unveils historic plan to normalize relations with CubaNew York Daily News
Washington Post -Times of India -The Independent
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UPDATE 7-US determines N.Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie
LOS ANGELES Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. investigators have determined North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, a U.S. government source said, an unprecedented act that has forced the studio to cancel releasing a comedy about the fictional ...
Sony hack timeline: What's happened – and who has it affected so far?The Independent
US probe links NKorea to Sony hackingU-T San Diego
Sony pulls release of 'The Interview'USA TODAY -New York Times
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70-year-old murder conviction of S.C. teen overturned
Charlotte Observer
In this June 8, 1944, photo, George Stinney Jr., 14, center right, and Bruce Hamilton, 21, center left, enter the death house in the state prison in Columbia, S.C. Both were executed in the state's electric chair on June 16, 1944. Stinney had been found guilty of ...
1 dead, several injured as car hits pedestriansWBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
Teen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution Over Murder ChargesChinatopix
Stinney attorneys happy with decisionManning Live
The Week Magazine -Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Suicide bomber kills one on outskirts of Afghan capital
KABUL (Reuters) - One policeman was killed and two were injured on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Thursday, in a blast caused by a suicide bomber attempting to enter Kabul in a vehicle laden with explosives, an interior ministry spokesman said.

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About 12 pedestrians struck in LA County hit-and-run
CBS News
Last Updated Dec 18, 2014 2:04 AM EST. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- A hit-and-run driver struck roughly 12 pedestrians Wednesday night in a Redondo Beach intersection, reports CBS Los Angeles. At least one of them died, and some others were in critical ...
1 killed, 12 injured as car hits crowd leaving Christmas concert in Redondo BeachLos Angeles Times
1 Dead, Multiple Pedestrians Injured In Redondo Beach Hit-And-RunCBS Local
1 killed, others hurt as car plows into group of pedestrians in Redondo BeachThe Daily Breeze

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Indian media: Pakistan's war on terror
BBC News
Indian papers urge Pakistan to learn lessons from the Peshawar attack to prevent such incidents in future. A Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday killed 141 people, mostly children. Gunmen went from class to class shooting the students in the ...
Taliban burned teachers alive in Pakistan school
Peshawar Massacre: Pakistani Military Strikes Back at TalibanTIME
Between the Taliban and ghost schools, an entire generation in Pakistan is ...Quartz
Times of India -Sydney Morning Herald -Reuters
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Irish Independent

Israel slams EU over plan to take Hamas off terror list
Irish Independent
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the foreign media during a toast in Jerusalem ahead of the new year. Netanyahu called on the European Union on Wednesday to keep Islamist militant group Hamas on its list of terrorist organisations, ...
Netanyahu: Hypocritical Europeans have 'learned nothing' from HolocaustYnetnews
EU removes Hamas from terror blacklistThe Australian (blog)
EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror listAsiaOne

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Reformers Target Traffic Courts in Ferguson
ABC News
In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place ? traffic court. It was there, they said, that low-income drivers sometimes saw their lives upended ...

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Albany Times Union

State 1st in US to ban fracking
Albany Times Union
Albany. New York became the first state in the nation to ban hydraulic fracturing Wednesday, after its top health official said he wouldn't let his family live where the technique was permitted. Acting State Health Commissioner Jeffrey Zucker, quoting studies ...
Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York StateNew York Times
Cuomo administration: No fracking in New York stateNew York Daily News
New York Gov. Cuomo moves to ban frackingFox News
Vox -Buffalo News
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ABC News

Key things to know about legal backdrop to killing of German exchange student ...
The Republic
MISSOULA, Montana — Markus Kaarma, a 30-year-old Montana man, was convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting Diren Dede, a 17-year-old German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage. Kaarma's attorneys unsuccessfully argued his ...
Man convicted in German exchange student's killingSalt Lake Tribune
Montana homeowner guilty of killing teen in his garageUSA TODAY
Grant Creek neighborhood honors Diren DedeNBC Montana

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