Clooney: N. Korea Shouldn't Dictate What We Watch
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
George Clooney has called on Hollywood coleagues to push for the immediate online release of "The Interview" despite the Sony hack and other threats.
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations
guardian.co.uk - 10 hours ago
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the worldThere’s red on the ceiling and red on the floor
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Ikea eyes Cleveland: Potential land deal in Brooklyn, but retailer isn't making commitments
cleveland.com - 6 hours ago
The Plain Dealer Publishing Co. has signed a contract to sell 16 acres in the suburb of Brooklyn to Ikea.
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Cops Interviewing 'Person of Interest' in Boy's Death
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
No arrests have been made.
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Review: The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert!
time.com - 14 hours ago
"If this is your first time tuning into The Colbert Report, I have some terrible news"
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'Nobody stood up': George Clooney attacks press and Hollywood over Sony hack fallout
guardian.co.uk - 11 hours ago
Actor and director, who had emails exposed by the hack on Sony, said media ‘abdicated its real duty’ when reporting the attacks, and that ‘we have allowed North Korea to dictate content, and
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Sam Smith Is The First Singer To Sell a Million Albums on Both Sides of the Atlantic This Year
time.com - 10 hours ago
The British singer's debut was the first album to hit the milestone in both the U.S. and the U.K.
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10 diktats from Brussels that are ruining life in Britain
guardian.co.uk - 11 hours ago
From lowering energy bills to stopping toxic chemicals poisoning the environment, here are just some of the ways we’re tyrannised by the EUBarely a day passes, it seems, without bureaucrats in
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Watch Live: Obama Holds Year-End News Conference
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Watch Live: President Obama's Year End Press Conference
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Off-duty policeman killed in assault
bbc.co.uk - 11 hours ago
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
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Man Terrorizes Neighbors With Hostile Holiday Decorations
abcnews.com - 16 hours ago
Bill Ansell has a sinister display on his yard that features a beheaded choir, a hanging Mickey Mouse and even a urinating Santa Claus that lights up at night.
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How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Vivek Murthy As Obama's Surgeon General
huffingtonpost.com - 8 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked as though the National Rifle Association had
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Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace
bbc.co.uk - 14 hours ago
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
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Purchase of New Era estate in London confirmed by charitable foundation
guardian.co.uk - 5 hours ago
US investors had planned to evict families and more than double rents before campaigners brought change of fortunesUS investors who planned to evict dozens of families and more than double rents at
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Obama: Sony 'Made A Mistake' By Canceling The Release Of 'The Interview'
huffingtonpost.com - 2 hours ago
President Barack Obama spoke on the recent hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which the FBI attributed to North Korea in a press release on Friday. During a year-end press conference held
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End of an Era: Colbert Bids Farewell to 'Report'
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Stephen Colbert filed the final episode of "The Colbert Report" on Thursday, bidding farewell to his popular cable television show.
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Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings
bbc.co.uk - 11 hours ago
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.
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Hackers tell Sony 'The Interview' can be released
usatoday.com - 10 hours ago
It's impossible to know if the message is actually from the mysterious Guardians of Peace        
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Women 'could join British infantry'
bbc.co.uk - 16 hours ago
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, the BBC understands, subject to a review into female soldiers.
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Minister in maternity leave first
bbc.co.uk - 15 hours ago
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
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It Was Them: FBI Says North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Sony took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of canceling the Christmas Day release of the film.
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Amber Alert cancelled after abducted 5-year-old boy found dead
syracuse.com - 9 hours ago
5-year-old Kenneth White, abducted from his Albany-area home Thursday afternoon, has been found dead.
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Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped
wired.com - 16 hours ago
For fantasy to work, it has to be based on reality. Unfortunately, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies---and the Hobbit trilogy as a whole---is not. The post Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped
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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
bbc.co.uk - 4 hours ago
FBI formally accuses North Korea of launching cyber attack on Sony Pictures.
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Little-Known Facts About 'The Godfather: Part II'
abcnews.com - 16 hours ago
Here are some fun facts that you may not know about ???The Godfather: Part II??? on its 40th anniversary.
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Scalia on Retirees Losing Their Health Insurance: 'I Can't Feel Bad About It'
huffingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
In Apple Grove, West Virginia, there are some retirees from a chemical plant whose Christmas wishes probably include this: They want to keep the health insurance they were promised. The United
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WATCH: Stephen Colbert gets a send-off from a star-studded group — plus Santa and Abe Lincoln
rawstory.com - 14 hours ago
Stephen Colbert headed into “immortality” on Thursday night alongside a room full of friends and former guests on the Colbert Report finale, before taking to the skies with some of his heroes
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Ancient site found near Stonehenge
bbc.co.uk - 15 hours ago
Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.
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What we know about ‘The Interview’ — the movie hackers don’t want you to see
rawstory.com - 10 hours ago
Sony recently canceled the December 25 premiere of The Interview, a film that depicts actors Seth Rogen and James Franco on a manic mission to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Plans to
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Did 2014 mark beginning of the end for mental health stigma?
guardian.co.uk - 14 hours ago
A lot of dreadful things happened in 2014. But one potential positive trend is that it seemed increasingly difficult to get away with dismissing or condemning those with mental health problems. Is
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Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Moscow
guardian.co.uk - 7 hours ago
North Korea’s leader may travel to Russia to mark the USSR’s victory over Nazi Germany on 9 May as mark of closer relationsThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has invited the North Korean
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Toddler dies from malnutrition caused by radical Christian parents’ faith-based vegan diet
rawstory.com - 4 hours ago
A couple in Calgary, Canada are facing charges after their 14-month old son died from a treatable infection in November, 2013. Prosecutors say that the child’s death was preventable and that has
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Women Could Be Fighting On Front Line By 2016
sky.com - 16 hours ago
The review says there is a "real desire" in the military to open up ground combat roles to women in the future.
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Caramel Apples Linked to 5 Deaths, CDC Says
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.
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Caramel Apples Linked to Five Deaths, CDC Says
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses.
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Michael Phelps Gets Probation for DUI
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Phelps entered a guilty plea Friday in Baltimore court and was sentenced to 18 months probation in the Sept. 30 drunken-driving incident.
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Attack could use slingshots, pagers
cnn.com - 14 hours ago
A lot of people are already working on ways to -- instead of steal information from North Korea -- get information about the regime into the hands of North Korea's people.
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S Korea Christians scrap border tree
bbc.co.uk - 15 hours ago
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
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James Holmes' Parents: 'He Is Not a Monster'
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
The parents of Holmes, who's accused of massacring 12 people at a Colorado movie theater in 2012, released a letter in their first public comments.
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Obama stops Social Security payments to Nazi war criminals
rt.com - 4 hours ago
President Barack Obama signed Thursday a new law that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving US Social Security benefits. The legislation came in response to reports that suspects continued
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Indiana Cop Told to Stop Selling 'Breathe Easy' T-shirts
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Mishawaka police officer Jason Barthel began selling his clothing line this week with shirts that read, "Breathe easy, don't break the law."
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School Massacre: Attackers Were Directed in Real Time
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
A Taliban commander was communicating live with militants as they carried out the Pakistan school massacre that killed 148 people.
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I don’t want my wife to indoctrinate our two-year-old into religion
guardian.co.uk - 6 hours ago
It’s fine if my wife discusses religion when our daughter is old enough, but I’m against her smuggling it into the child’s life when she can have no understanding of its significanceMy wife and
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Anti-LGBT pastor arrested for grabbing man’s genitals at Indiana park: police
rawstory.com - 2 hours ago
A southern Indiana minister who preaches against homosexuality was accused of soliciting gay sex at a park. Gaylard Williams, pastor of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, was charged with
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Baby Reunited With His Mother After Carjacking
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
A 20-day-old baby who was in a car that was stolen from a Kentucky gas station Thursday night has been reunited with his mother.
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Small bodies inside abandoned locker
cnn.com - 9 hours ago
When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something
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3rd Russian Borei-class nuclear sub raises its colors
rt.com - 8 hours ago
Russia’s third Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh has officially become part of the Russian Navy. Armed with Bulava ballistic missiles, the SSBNs of this class are the
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Mass. official delivers Hanukkah jaw-dropper: ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’
rawstory.com - 8 hours ago
A city official shocked onlookers Tuesday in Massachusetts with his pronouncement during a ceremony marking the start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. “Jesus is the reason for the season,” said
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Former model Mandy Rice-Davies dies
bbc.co.uk - 12 hours ago
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.
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Cops: 5-year-old boy found dead in upstate NY wasn't abducted
cbsnews.com - 16 hours ago
Police issued an Amber Alert for Kenneth White after his guardian's teen daughter said he was abducted by masked men; now, they say the story was false
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Koster sues 13 St. Louis County municipalities over court fees
stltoday.com - 15 hours ago
Lawsuit alleges they are breaking a state law that limits how much money they can make and keep from traffic cases.
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A&E has 'worst week' in England
bbc.co.uk - 10 hours ago
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.
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Wet Christmas: Soaking Storm Brewing for the Holiday
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Flight delays are possible at the big airports of the Northeast and at O'Hare and Midway in Chicago, and Interstate 95 could be a mess.
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Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail
bbc.co.uk - 14 hours ago
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
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Pakistan executes two after school massacre
aljazeera.com - 15 hours ago
Two people executed days after government lifted moratorium on death penalty in the wake of massacre, officials say.
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'Smuggled' child meets father in Israeli jail
aljazeera.com - 14 hours ago
Majd Rimawi is among more than two dozen Palestinian children born to a prisoner family through sperm smuggling and IVF.
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George Clooney Blames Hollywood Amid Sony Hack Attack
abcnews.com - 16 hours ago
George Clooney blasted North Korea in a new interview, criticizing the country following the cyberhacking attack that drove Sony to pull ???the Interview??? from theaters.
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What will the U.S. do now?
cnn.com - 4 hours ago
U.S. officials have said the government will retaliate for the attacks, and the White House said the response would be "proportional."
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New York City 'hinge on Lampard'
bbc.co.uk - 12 hours ago
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.
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3D printer makes tool in space
bbc.co.uk - 10 hours ago
Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
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Habitat for Humanity helps make Kumuhau home for six Native Hawaiian families
hawaiinewsnow.com - 16 hours ago
Six Native Hawaiian families received the keys to homes they helped build in Waimanalo. After a year of work and decades of waiting for some,Kumuhau is now home sweet home.  ...
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Stephen Colbert ends ‘Colbert Report’ with star-studded song
nydailynews.com - 15 hours ago
Stephen Colbert ended the last episode of “Colbert Report” with a star-studded song.
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Fire at Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, no threat to locals
rt.com - 15 hours ago
Large flames and a cloud of smoke can be seen over the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California. Company and fire officials say the flare is no cause for alarm.Read Full Article at RT.com
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James Holmes' parents plead for him to be spared from death penalty
denverpost.com - 16 hours ago
James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater two years ago, is "a human being gripped by a severe mental illness," his parents write in a letter that pleads for him to be
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Europe's symbolic solidarity with Palestine
aljazeera.com - 12 hours ago
As various European parliaments express support for a Palestinian state, critics say more substantive action is needed.
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President Obama: Sony Made a ‘Mistake’ In Pulling ‘The Interview’
variety.com - 2 hours ago
President Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in pulling the movie “The Interview.” The president spoke just hours after the FBI announced that North Korea
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John Boehner Invites Obama To Deliver State Of The Union
huffingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 20.The House Republican leader sent a letter to Obama on Friday
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'The Legend of Korra' Delivers The Best Series Finale of 2014
forbes.com - 16 hours ago
During 2014, we watched many series including The Newsroom, How I Met Your Mother, Video Game High School, The Killing, White Collar and Sons of Anarchy come to a close. However, where there were
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WATCH: Plainclothes NYPD officer repeatedly strikes teen already subdued by three other cops
rawstory.com - 6 hours ago
A plainclothes New York Police Department officer is being investigated by Internal Affairs after a video in which he rushes up and attacks a teen surfaced, the Daily News reports. In the video
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Pakistan army 'kills dozens of Taliban'
aljazeera.com - 10 hours ago
Military says 32 fighters were killed in an operation in the northwestern Tirah valley close to Afghan border.
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HUFFPOLLSTER: Most New Yorkers Disagree With Eric Garner Decision
huffingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
A majority of New York State thinks the police officer should have been charged in the Eric Garner case. Most Americans support ACA’s employer mandate. And Americans are still mostly gloomy about
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French cops Taser chocolate-crazed monkey
cbc.ca - 16 hours ago
An aggressive North African macaque was finally subdued in Marseilles after police deployed a stun gun, ending the primate's weeks-long, chocolate-fuelled rampage.
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Bombshell threat: 2 attempts on ‘Prosecutie’ Poklonskaya’s life in past 4 months
rt.com - 7 hours ago
Two attempted terrorist attacks on the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office have recently been prevented by members of the local People’s Guard. So-called ‘prosecutie' Natalia Poklonskaya has also had
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Experts: This is just the beginning
cnn.com - 9 hours ago
The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber
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27 Vegan Christmas Recipes For A Holly, Jolly, Meat- And-Dairy-Free Holiday
huffingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
Some dream of a white Christmas. Others dream of a vegan one. While holiday precipitation is out of our control, a festive, meatless and dairy-free dinner spread is not. This holiday season, if
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Turkey issues arrest warrant for top Erdogan rival Fethullah Gulen – state media
rt.com - 8 hours ago
A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for long-time Erdogan rival Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric, state media reports.Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hamas reconstructing terror tunnels using Israeli materials
ynetnews.com - 13 hours ago
Sources in Gaza say Hamas has started to prepare for next conflict with Israel, group said shifting war strategy in wake of Iron Dome, from long-range missiles to short-ranged mortars, coupled with
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George Clooney: Kim Jong-un can’t tell me what to watch
nypost.com - 6 hours ago
“This affects not just movies, this affects every part of the business that we have," Clooney raged on.
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Awkward Family Photos: 'Tis the Season
msnbc.msn.com - 16 hours ago
Check out these funny and unforgettable photos of folks celebrating the most awkward time of the year.
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NJ Senate wants to examine later school start times
nj.com - 7 hours ago
Pinch yourself after reading this, teens. The New Jersey Senate thinks you may need more time in the mornings to sleep on school days.
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Parents of accused Aurora shooter plead for his life
usatoday.com - 11 hours ago
They're asking for no trial, just mental-health treatment.        
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F.B.I. Offers Evidence Tying North Korea to Sony Attack
nytimes.com - 16 hours ago
The bureau said there were significant similarities between the cyberattack that debilitated Sony Pictures computers and previous attacks by North Korea.
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Hackers To Sony Pictures: You're Safe 'Unless You Make Additional Trouble'
huffingtonpost.com - 5 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The hackers who launched a cyberattack on Sony Pictures praised the company's decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and said its data will be secure if they continue to
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The TV Watch: ‘Stephen Colbert’ Says Goodbye as Stephen Colbert Heads to CBS
nytimes.com - 16 hours ago
The final episode of “The Colbert Report” was a sad turning point, but it was also a happy reminder of how much of an anomaly that late-night comedy series really was.
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Gaza rocket hits Israel for third time since summer war
ynetnews.com - 9 hours ago
Gaza border community report hearing blasts after rocket alert system sounded in Gaza border area; rocket found in open area.
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Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
bbc.co.uk - 7 hours ago
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
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Fifa 'votes for full Garcia report'
bbc.co.uk - 9 hours ago
Fifa votes unanimously for the full publication of Michael Garcia's report into World Cup corruption, according to sources.
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Brother finds eight siblings dead
goldcoast.com.au - 15 hours ago
A 20-YEAR-OLD man has arrived at his Cairns home to find his eight siblings, ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years, dead in what is believed to be a mass stabbing. WATCH THE LIVE STREAM
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Obama says U.S. 'will respond' to Sony hack
usatoday.com - 9 hours ago
The president is expected to discuss Cuba and the hacking of Sony Pictures.        
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Cook removed as England ODI captain
bbc.co.uk - 4 hours ago
Alastair Cook is removed as England one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
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Sliding door tragedy of the Lindt cafe
news.com.au - 11 hours ago
AT 9.44am on Monday, the sliding doors closed at the Lindt cafe. Seventeen hours later, two lives would be lost and an evil sham sheik would have changed our nation forever.
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Amber Tamblyn Wraps Directing Debut With Punk Rock Tale ‘Paint It Black’
variety.com - 4 hours ago
Amber Tamblyn is wrapping her directing debut “Paint it Black” this week, based on the book of the same name by “White Oleander” author Janet Fitch. Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”)
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Obama Says Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ Pulling The Interview
time.com - 2 hours ago
"That’s not who we are," Obama said
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Jon Stewart and his pal ‘Gitmo’ mock Rubio and Cruz for complaints about relations with Cuba
rawstory.com - 14 hours ago
Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s got a visit from his friend “Gitmo,” the Guantanamo prison detainee, to debate the objections from Republican Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to
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Rating Plan for Colleges Is Unveiled by the U.S.
nytimes.com - 16 hours ago
A report will offer the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.
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De Blasio ‘thinks he’s running a f–king revolution’: PBA chief
nypost.com - 14 hours ago
Mayor de Blasio acts more like the leader of “a f- -king revolution” than a city, police-union President Pat Lynch said at a recent delegate meeting. “He is not running the...
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Car crashes into Spain's major party HQ, explosives suspected
rt.com - 13 hours ago
A car, possibly containing explosives, has crashed into the headquarters of the People’s Party (PP) in Madrid.Read Full Article at RT.com
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