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  1. Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty Against Ex-KKK LeaderThu, 18 Dec 2014 20:13:17 GMT
    Miller, 74, has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of three people outside of a Kansas City-area Jewish center and retirement village. More...
  2. Who Was the CIA Spy Freed in the Cuba Prisoner Swap?Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:06:14 GMT
    Former U.S. intelligence officer says Rolando Sarraff Trujillo helped Havana's agents in U.S. communicate with their handlers. More...
  3. The U.S. Still Doesn't Have Diplomatic Relations with These Five CountriesThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:22:42 GMT
    Re-opening relations with Cuba means that there are only five countries that the United States does not have a diplomatic relationship with. More...
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  1. Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policyThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48:58 GMT
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Barack Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the US and Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, during a news conferenc... . U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey disagrees with the president's position on Cuba. More...
  2. Southern Californiaa s Cuban Americans give mixed reactions on new U.S. policy toward island nationThu, 18 Dec 2014 08:39:13 GMT
    This screen shot taken from live video from the TN channel shows President Barack Obama, right, and Cuba's President Raul Castro addressing their nations at the same time, from Washington D.C. and Havana, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity. More...
  3. Stars and others react to 'Interview' cancellationThu, 18 Dec 2014 04:24:39 GMT
    Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony's private documents and other proprietary materials released online: - "Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I'd also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers. Also, Sony Hackers - I really liked Tyler Perry in "Gone Girl" so hold off on doing anything yet with Madea." More...
  4. Immigrants closer to driver's licenses in ArizonaThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:19:34 GMT
    Thousands of young immigrants moved a step closer to getting driver's licenses in Arizona when the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuffed the governor's latest attempt to deny them the privilege. The high court denied a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to put a previous decision by a lower court on hold. More...
  5. Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not freeWed, 17 Dec 2014 20:13:32 GMT
    This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross with his wife Judy before leaving Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. More...
  6. US to start talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations, US officials sayWed, 17 Dec 2014 16:04:09 GMT
    Cuban students carried a giant national flag during a march in Havana last month. Thousands marched through the Cuban capital to mark the anniversary of the deaths of student leaders killed during the fight against Spanish colonial rule. More...
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  1. Judge allows young immigrants in Arizona to get driver's lincesesThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:05:47 GMT
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses. More...
  2. Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent to stand trialThu, 18 Dec 2014 20:17:53 GMT
    Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. More...
  3. Sheriff: Grave of Confederate soldier dug up in Georgia, unclear if artifacts stolenThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:59 GMT
    Authorities in Georgia say the grave of a Confederate soldier has been dug up and investigators are working to determine whether anything has been stolen. More...
  4. Rabbi Harold Schulweis, influential Conservative synagogue leader, dies in Los Angeles at 89Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:59 GMT
    Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89. More...
  5. Dog faces death after owner's will states that he be euthanized, buried with herThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:39:40 GMT
    A healthy German Shepard in Indiana may be euthanized after his owner requested that his ashes be buried with her upon her death, Fox 19 reported. More...
  6. Timeline of key events in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hackThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:33:13 GMT
    It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. More...
  7. Some Washington state residents decorate broken treetop dangling from wire as Christmas treeThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:32:20 GMT
    Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. More...
  8. Detroit-area bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife to free him to pursue affairThu, 18 Dec 2014 19:31:05 GMT
    A jury on Thursday convicted a Detroit-area man of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob." The salacious trial of Bob Bashara revealed his secret life in Grosse Pointe Park: a former Rotary Club president who used cocaine and hosted men and women at a sex dungeon under a bar called the Hard Luck Lounge. More...
  9. Oklahoma prisons lawyer says he felt pressured as execution dates neared 'to get it done'Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:48:32 GMT
    A longtime lawyer for Oklahoma's prison system says he felt pressured by the governor's and attorney general's offices to make sure executions last spring happened on schedule, despite the lack of an execution method. More...
  10. US rejects Arab-backed plan to end Israeli occupation in 2017; says immediate vote unlikelyThu, 18 Dec 2014 18:48:00 GMT
    The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017. More...