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Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.’s Computer Search

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:17pm
A panel investigating the agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.'s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone, officials said.

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University of Virginia Officials Criticize Media Coverage

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:08pm
A month after Rolling Stone magazine published a now discredited account of a gang rape at a fraternity house, University of Virginia officials pushed back against damage done to its reputation.

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Obama Vows a Response to Cyberattack on Sony

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:07pm
President Obama said the U.S. would “respond proportionally” to the attack on Sony Pictures after the F.B.I. said it had extensive evidence that North Korea had organized it.

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Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:57pm
President Obama said the reopening of relations with Cuba would give the United States more sway there, and promised to “respond proportionally” to a cyberattack on Sony.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why We Need the Winter Solstice

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:57pm
Night was once the only thing that put the human agenda on hold.
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4 Men in Bunkhouse in South Carolina Are Put in Care of Social Services

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:56pm
Authorities in South Carolina have removed four men with intellectual disabilities — all former employees of a disgraced company called Henry’s Turkey Service — from a run-down bunkhouse in Newberry.
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St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:48pm
Robert P. McCulloch defended his office’s presentation of the Michael Brown case to a grand jury and his decision to announce its finding in the evening.

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U.S. Declares Bank and Auto Bailouts Over, and Profitable

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:45pm
A final sale of stock from what was once General Motors’ finance arm closed a turbulent chapter of the financial crisis, the Obama administration said.

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U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:45pm
President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership.
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Sony Defends Itself Against Criticism That It Bowed to Hackers’ Threats

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:41pm
Sony says it has been searching for alternative ways to show “The Interview” after theater owners refused to book it in the face of threats.
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Chrysler Yields to Urging on Takata Airbag Recall

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:40pm
BMW America, the sole remaining automaker to limit the recall to high-humidity areas, has said it is “evaluating the situation.”
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Hepatitis C Treatment Wins Approval, but Price Relief May Be Limited

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34pm
Insurers are hoping that a new competitor to Gilead Sciences’ drugs for the disease will drive down prices, though the new drug’s price is higher than was hoped.

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Talk of ‘El D.M.V.’ as Licensing Expands to Cover Undocumented Immigrants in California

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:32pm
About 1.4 million people who are in the country illegally are expected to apply for driver’s licenses in California, and many are scrambling to prepare.

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Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report Says

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:14pm
A congressional inquiry into the F.B.I.'s scientific work on the anthrax mailings of 2001 has identified major gaps in genetic evidence that purportedly links the germs to Bruce E. Ivins.

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Beliefs: Jewish Parents’ Other December Tradition: Explaining Hanukkah at School

The New York Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:56pm
The classroom visit, toting a menorah and some plastic dreidels, is an annual ritual for many Jewish parents whose children might be the only Jews in school.

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What does a cyber counterattack look like?

POLITICO - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:43pm
Military action against North Korea is effectively off the table.
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Obama labor board comes down hard on McDonald's

POLITICO - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:42pm
The complaints allege the company punished workers for taking part in protests.
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'Instapurge' whacks celebrity egos

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:17pm
Fake Instagram accounts were deleted during the "Instapurge," leading to dented celeb egos and loss of followers.
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What's next after a wild week

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:00pm
Stocks have a good chance of drifting higher in the week ahead, giving the year a bullish finale.
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Cramer Remix: Buy this stock for your kids

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:59pm
It’s his annual appeal. "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer wants you to place a couple shares of this stock in the stockings.
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