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New York Times

US to Restore Relations With Cuba, Erasing a Vestige of Cold War
New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century as he vowed to “cut loose the shackles of the past” and ...
Obama forges historic thaw with CubaMiamiHerald.com
US, Cuba restore ties after 50 yearsReuters
Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relationsFox News
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Wall Street Journal

US Concludes North Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
Wall Street Journal
Security is seen outside The Theatre at Ace Hotel before the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2014. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. By. Devlin Barrett and. Devlin Barrett. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographyDevlin ...
US determines N.Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movieReuters
The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is FlimsyWired
Obama: Sony Hack Proves US Needs to Do 'A Lot More' to Protect Against Cyber ...ABC News
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New York Times

South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution
New York Times
Calling it a “great and fundamental injustice,” a South Carolina judge on Wednesday vacated the 1944 murder conviction of 14-year-old George J. Stinney Jr., the youngest person executed in the United States in the last century. Judge Carmen T. Mullen of ...
Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SCAtlanta Journal Constitution
Judge throws out teen's murder conviction 70 years after his executionWashington Post
70-year-old murder conviction of SC teen overturnedRock Hill Herald
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Wall Street Journal

Fracking Ban in New York Puts Cuomo in Tight Spot
Wall Street Journal
The decision to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in New York state Wednesday exposed the deep divisions over the issue and highlighted the political tightrope Gov. Andrew Cuomo had to tiptoe across. On one side were liberal environmental activists who were ...
Is New York governor's ban on fracking grounded in science? (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Environmental Win: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York StateIndian Country Today Media Network
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheerKansas City Star
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USA TODAY

Sessions yields to Enzi as US Senate Budget chairman
The Fiscal Times
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel's current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside. The two senators had ...
Sessions concedes fight for Senate budget gavelUSA TODAY
BREAKING: Sessions exits race for Budget Committee Chairmanship, concedes ...Yellowhammer News
In surprise, Wyo. senator to head budget committeeWRAL.com
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The Hindu

Pope Francis takes a public role in US-Cuba relations
Washington Post
It's common for the Vatican to play middleman in some of the most heated global disputes. It did so in a Chile-Argentina border standoff in the 1970s, and between Britain and Iran in 2007 over hostages. But such papal diplomacy has taken place behind the ...
How Pope John Paul II Paved The Way For The US-Cuba ThawHuffington Post
Pope Francis played role in uniting US and CubaDaily Mail
Pope Francis helped broker US, Cuba agreementIrish Times
Fox News Latino -NDTV -Financial Times
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$10M artworks stolen in 2008 recovered in LA
USA TODAY
Nine paintings valued at $10 million that were stolen from a real estate investor six years ago, including works by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera, have been recovered, the Los Angeles Times reports. The August 2008 multimillion-dollar heist involved a ...

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Daily Times

After school massacre, Pakistan's media point accusing fingers (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Editorials in English-language media are casting blame on everyone from the prime minister to opposition firebrand Imran Khan to Army leaders. Across the border, Indian media are urging a further crackdown on the Taliban.
India, Turkey, other countries grieved over Peshawar carnageThe News International
Pakistan angry at school killings, moves to execute convicted terroristsCharlotte Observer
Pakistan Urges Afghans to Help Find Taliban Leaders Behind MassacreNew York Times
Times of India -ABC Online -Irish Times
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Dallas Morning News

Former Rockford TV Meteorologist Shot
WIFR
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A former Rockford-area meteorologist is recovering after getting shot while leaving his current TV station in central Texas. Authorities say morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford was shot several times in the parking lot of KCEN-TV ...
Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman soughtWHP Harrisburg
Manhunt continues for gunman who wounded TV meteorologist at station near ...Dallas Morning News (blog)
Texas Meteorologist Shot Outside News StationWebProNews

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ABC News

Guilty verdict in German exchange student's death
Washington Post
MISSOULA, Mont. — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state “castle doctrine” law allowed him to use deadly force to ...
Montana homeowner guilty of killing teen in his garageUSA TODAY
Montana: Man Convicted of Murder for Shooting of Garage IntruderNew York Times
Markus Kaarma Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student In MontanaHuffington Post
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