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Southeast storm turns deadly

CNN - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:44pm
Pack a raincoat if you're in the East and traveling for the holidays or doing last-minute shopping. People in the West and Northeast aren't out of the woods, either.
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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: Wrongful Execution Ruling Will Stand

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:42pm
A prosecutor in South Carolina said Wednesday he would not appeal a circuit judge’s ruling overturning the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy electrocuted for the deaths of two white girls in 1944.

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National Briefing | West: California: San Jose Clearing Out Homeless Enclaves

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:41pm
After closing the Jungle, the nation’s largest homeless camp, officials in San Jose, Calif., are aggressively cleaning out other encampments before they grow.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Guantánamo Dreams

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:23pm
The past year’s developments are dots on a map, worthy of attention but hard to assemble into a narrative that says much more than ‘stuck.’

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1 dead, gunman in custody after shooting at Louisiana mall

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:15pm
A gunman was in custody after a Christmas Eve shooting at a Louisiana mall left one person dead, police said.
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Everything is awesome!

POLITICO - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:03pm
Well, not everything. But America's looking much better than you think.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Religion Without God

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:02pm
Even atheists find that ritual helps them make sense of the world.

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Starz gives up 'The Interview': Source

CNBC - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:56pm
The sudden and unique distribution of "The Interview" has caused a breakdown in the normal schedule for home video broadcast.
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Hawaiian Airlines flight from Sacramento diverted to Oakland because of mechanical issue

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:46pm
A Honolulu-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight from Sacramento had to be diverted to Oakland because of a mechanical issue.
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CDC lab breach may have exposed technician to Ebola

POLITICO - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:38pm
A virus sample may not have been properly inactivated.
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That time Obama wore a tiara

POLITICO - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:38pm
The president joins Girl Scouts for a photo during their visit to the White House.
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For Recent Black College Graduates, a Tougher Road to Employment

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:34pm
Historically, the periods during and immediately after economic downturns have been harder on blacks. But the trend this time has been more extreme.
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Christmas Eve shooting leaves 1 person wounded at mall in suburban New Orleans

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:30pm
A Christmas Eve shooting has left one person wounded at a mall in suburban New Orleans.
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USS Peleliu returns home to San Diego on Christmas Eve after six-month deployment

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:45pm
Families eagerly greeted crewmembers as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu made a Christmas Eve homecoming to Naval Base San Diego after a six-month deployment in the western Pacific.
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Attorney says Missouri police officer who shot 18-year-old is certain he had no other choice

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:15pm
The attorney for a suburban St. Louis police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old says his client is lucky to be alive.
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Prosecutors oppose delayed start in marathon suspect's trial; jury selection set for Jan. 5

FOX News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:01pm
Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to delay his trial until September.
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Movie Review: In ‘Selma,’ King Is Just One of Many Heroes

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:42pm
Ava DuVernay’s film “Selma” follows civil rights demonstrators in March 1965 across an Alabama bridge and into a new era for black Americans, with progress made and promises unkept.

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Giant panda cub Bao Bao gets shock of her young life

CNN - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:06pm
Bao Bao did a no-no and the shock sent her scrambling up a tree.
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Overdose Cited in Death of Man Who Killed 6 in Pennsylvania

The New York Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:05pm
Officials initially believed that Bradley Stone, who they say killed his wife and five members of her family, had died of self-inflicted stab wounds.
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Does Texas need a 'Merry Christmas' law?

CNN - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:53pm
Here we go again.
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