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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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Lava continues to slow, estimated to reach shopping center in rural Hawaii town in 8 days

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:47pm
Lava flowing in a rural Hawaii town continues to slow down and is estimated to reach a shopping center in about eight days.
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Lawyer says convicted child molester won't testify if called in case of boy missing since '79

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:45pm
A lawyer says a convicted child molester long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if he's called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime.
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Red Hat CEO: Sony attack a major problem

CNBC - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:44pm
Jim Cramer spoke with Red Hat CEO on how widespread the attack on Sony could be. Is this open sourced technology biz vulnerable to attack?
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'I'm not done'

POLITICO - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:33pm
"Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I'm looking forward to it," Obama says.
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Attorneys for jailed ex-billionaire seek his release so he can provide missing info on money

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:32pm
Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth have filed an emergency motion seeking to have him released.
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Man accused of making false carjacking report during police search for suspect in 6 killings

FOX News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:30pm
A man has been accused of making a bogus carjacking report while police were searching for someone believed to have killed six people in suburban Philadelphia.
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