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'We have to talk'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:52pm
How Obama and Castro came together.
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After hacker threats, Sony cancels North Korea movie

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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Vermont bails on single-payer health care

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 6:18pm
It's a plan that had won praise from liberals but never really got much past the framework stage.
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IRS to freeze hiring, cut enforcement

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:52pm
The cuts will reduce collections from tax cheats by at least $2 billion.
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Sessions gives up Budget bid

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:55pm
He defers to Mike Enzi.
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Obama issues pardons

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:07pm
The eight commutations all involved prisoners sentenced to long terms for drug crimes.
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New York bars fracking but Cuomo keeps his distance

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:26pm
"I don't even think I have a role here," Cuomo says.
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Don't expect a Cuban oil bonanza

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:14pm
Exploration by several companies has failed to produce any major finds.
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Rubio calls out pope on Cuba

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:14pm
Rubio said he would "ask His Holiness to take up the cause of freedom and democracy."
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What Happened to Arab Liberalism?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:43pm
Four years after the Arab Spring, activists are trying to revive an enfeebled movement.
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Republican McSally wins last House race of 2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:29pm
The results are unveiled more than six weeks after the Nov. 4 election.
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Price of U.S.-Cuba deal: Releasing a murderer

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:22pm
Cuban serving life over 1996 shootdown among three released by U.S.
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Republicans livid over Cuba talks

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:07am
Marco Rubio says the talks are "part of a long record of coddling dictators and tyrants."
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Leahy, Flake, Van Hollen fly to Cuba for Gross

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:58am
"Today, it brings me great joy to join with Judy Gross and Senators Leahy and Flake to bring my friend Alan Gross home from Cuba after his five years in prison," Van Hollen said.
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President Obama to talk Cuba with ABC

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:50am
The interview comes in the wake of Alan Gross' release from a Cuban prison.
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Time, People to cut circulation

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:40am
The two Time Inc. magazines will cut circulation guarantees for advertisers.
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Obama's December surprise

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:34am
The president stunned the world Wednesday with a prisoner swap and a bold, sudden opening toward Cuba.
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In new interview, Obamas recall personal racial slights

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:46am
The Obamas said what they've experienced does not compare to what others have gone through.
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Report: Entry ban lifted for donor family member

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:18am
A ban on entering the U.S. was lifted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a woman named Estefana Isaas, according to the New York Times, so she could work for an Obama fundraiser.
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Poll: Voters cool to a Clinton campaign

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:27am
Nevertheless, Clinton's numbers are still strong compared the GOP hopefuls.
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