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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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Lawsuit May Reshape Tourist Industry in History-Rich Savannah

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:40pm
The tour guide Michelle Freenor and three others are challenging a Savannah, Ga., ordinance that requires guides to have licenses and academic and medical examinations.
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In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:30pm
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of taking a job as a hired killer.
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Raúl Castro Thanks U.S., but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:28pm
In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.






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Week in Playback

POLITICO - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:50pm
The best of late-night television.
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For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:39pm
The re-establishment of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba brought widely different reactions in Miami, where first-generation exiles who remember Fidel Castro’s brutality mix with millennials for whom Cuba is more a cultural touchstone.






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Cuba: We'll stick with Communism

CNBC - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 5:15pm
Cuban president Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for“ a new chapter” but reaffirmed that restored relations did not mean the end of Communism.
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Motherlode Blog: Why We Don’t Do the Naughty List

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 5:07pm
I understand why the naughty list helps some parents. But for my anxious daughter, it’s the opposite of Christmas magic. Bless the mall Santa who understood that.






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2 NYPD officers shot, killed in ambush on cop car

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 4:24pm
Two New York City police officer were shot and killed Saturday after they were shot by a gunman as they sat inside a patrol car.
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Tech sector needs more diversity

CNBC - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 4:00pm
Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, and Hank Williams has put himself on a crusade to address it.
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If Not David to the U.S. Goliath, Cuba Asks What Its Role Is Now

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:56pm
As Cubans absorb the news that the United States will begin normalizing relations with their government after more than five decades of hostility, they are contending with a rush of both excitement and uncertainty.
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U.S. Asks China to Help Rein In Korean Hackers

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:52pm
As part of its response to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Obama administration has asked China to assist in blocking North Korea’s ability to launch such attacks.
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Police: 2 NYC officers critically hurt after being shot in patrol car, suspect believed dead

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:31pm
Authorities say two New York Police Department officers are in critical condition after being shot inside their patrol car, and the suspect is believed dead.
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North Korea Warns U.S. Not to Take Sony Action

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:22pm
Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with Washington to prove that it was not behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures.






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Workers new competition: Robots

CNBC - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:21pm
Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different.
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Kenya to US: Our terror laws are better than yours, which lack checks and balances

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:15pm
An official in Kenya is criticizing the United States for raising concerns about a new Kenyan law aimed at fighting terrorism.
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India Tires of Diplomatic Rift Over Arrest of Devyani Khobragade

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:12pm
Ms. Khobragade is no longer celebrated in India as a symbol of offended dignity after being arrested by United States marshals in connection with her treatment of her maid.
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Pacific storm could bring early holiday woe

CNN - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 3:11pm
Another Pacific storm is expected to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows, just a week after similar rains left widespread devastation.
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In a Break From Partisan Rancor, Ohio Moves to Make Elections More Competitive

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 2:54pm
The Ohio House gave final approval last week to a plan to draw voting districts for the General Assembly using a bipartisan process intended to make elections more competitive.






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'Frozen' in time: Arrendelle on ice

CNBC - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 2:00pm
Disney's animated hit "Frozen" is still breaking records, but in a cooler way.
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