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Motherlode Blog: This Holiday, Don’t Hide the Piercings From Grandma

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:10am
Rather than a one-way transfer of my beliefs to them, my kids, now 19 and 16, are teaching me to see the world—and my in-laws—with new eyes.






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Obama: North Korean cyberattack no 'act of war'

POLITICO - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:10am
He says the hack against Sony Entertainment was "an act of cyber vandalism that was very costly."
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Police officer shot and killed in Florida

CNN - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:27am
A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
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2014 ending in much the same way it began for Kerry, frustrated in steps toward Mideast peace

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:16am
Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.
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US asks China to help rein in N Korea

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:54am
Obama administration seeks China's help in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the New York Times reports.
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Political Memo: Role for Warren: To Push, if Not Supplant, Clinton

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 5:01am
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has denied plans to run for president, may challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her own way, to focus on income inequality on the trail.






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UAE urges: no more oil output increases

CNBC - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 4:59am
United Arab Emirates oil minister calls on producers not to raise their oil output as this would quickly stabilize prices.
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Cuban exiles protest Obama's move to normalize relations

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:11am
Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.
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'Blood on Many Hands': Police union president slams De Blasio after cops' killing

FOX News - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:00am
The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn. 
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Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide

The New York Times - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:47am
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.






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Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers; sends prayers to their families

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:02pm
The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers.
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Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 New York City police officers

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:25pm
Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
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This Land: Police Killed Her Son; Afterward, Louisville Evolved

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:42pm
Several young black men in the city died in police shootings from 1999 to 2004. Interactions between the police and black residents have improved since then, but remain a work in progress.






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Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:00pm
The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.






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Military Medicine: Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:41pm
Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated and passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
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Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:35pm
Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime’s power.
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Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:24pm
Unlike in previous years, the start of President Obama’s family vacation to the oceanfront enclave of Kailua, Hawaii, had the feel of a victory lap.






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Military Medicine: Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:06pm
Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated, passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
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Chanting ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:43pm
Organizers estimated that 3,000 people, demonstrating against the failure to indict or charge police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, filled the rotunda of the Minnesota shopping mall.






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2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:42pm
A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.
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