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Rubio's Havana moment

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:44pm
It was Marco Rubio's chance, and he pounced on it.
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Judge Rejects Plea Deal for South Carolina Sheriff

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:42pm
The judge said the proposed probation sentence did not match the severity of charges against the sheriff, James Metts of Lexington County, who is accused of accepting cash bribes.
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South Carolina Judge Vacates Conviction of George Stinney in 1944 Execution

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:37pm
A judge ruled that the murder conviction of George J. Stinney Jr., who was 14, was a “great and fundamental injustice.”
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Alan P. Gross Gains the Freedom From Cuba He Thought Would Never Come

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:34pm
The release of Mr. Gross, who was detained on Dec. 3, 2009, and labeled a spy, was part of a historic thaw in Cuban-American relations announced by President Obama.
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First Draft: Clinton Weighs In on Cuba: I Approve of Policy Change

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:25pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton said she supported President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba.

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Fed Says It Will Be ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Timing

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:22pm
The Fed indicated it remained on course to start raising short-term rates next year, but was no longer saying it would wait a “considerable time.”
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Grimes: Rand can't run for president and Senate

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:19pm
Kentucky's secretary of State is threatening to take Rand Paul to court.
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The Democrats' risky Cuba bet

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:16pm
Will Florida's changing demographics offset a backlash among Cuban emigres?
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Avon Products settles bribery charges in New York for $135M as its China unit pleads guilty

FOX News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:11pm
Avon cosmetics will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Coal, an Outlaw Enterprise

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:10pm
The outsize influence and campaign donations of King Coal subvert democracy in Appalachia.

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'Worst Congress ever,' by the numbers

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:04pm
Google 'worst Congress ever,' and you'll get nearly 5.4 million results.
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Pat McCrory and Mark Sanford Fire Back at Article About Stock Payouts

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:01pm
Gov. McCrory of North Carolina and Representative Sanford of South Carolina each received more than $100,000 from for corporate board work.
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'We have to talk'

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:52pm
How Obama and Castro came together.
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National Briefing | Rockies: Montana: Man Convicted of Murder for Shooting of Garage Intruder

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:51pm
A man who killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a “castle doctrine” law allowed him to use deadly force.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Cause of Death of Man in Rampage Not Known

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:50pm
The Montgomery County coroner said Wednesday that a man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives did not stab himself, as was initially reported.

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After hacker threats, Sony cancels North Korea movie

POLITICO - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:50pm
"We're investigating and we're taking it seriously. We'll be vigilant," the president says.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Pollution Swaps Proposed

The New York Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:48pm
Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed a cap-and-trade plan that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.

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Amgen leukemia drug priced at $178K

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:26pm
Amgen's new leukemia drug Blincyto costs $178,000 for two courses of the treatment.
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50 Cent's $78M underwear deal

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:12pm
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has closed a $78 million deal with FRIGO Revolution Wear to promote men's underwear.
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Cramer Remix: Here’s what the Fed did

CNBC - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:06pm
The market may have rallied, but "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer thinks that’s just the beginning of Yellen’s impact.
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