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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it’s determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment . The FBI announcement Friday is the…

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Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004 , despite growing internal concerns about the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush’s national security team gave the agency permission…

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Paul, Rubio clash over Obama’s Cuba policy

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Paul, Rubio clash over Obama’s Cuba policy WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is taking online digs at potential GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida over President Barack Obama’s new Cuba policy. In posts…

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Lots to say in historic Obama-Castro phone call

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lots to say in historic Obama-Castro phone call WASHINGTON (AP) — When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As…

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Obama’s Cuba switch forces exile groups to adapt

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Obama’s Cuba switch forces exile groups to adapt MIAMI (AP) — Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government, the Cuban American National Foundation opened the doors…

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Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his…

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2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — Making his first visit to Israel , prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy…

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EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee . Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan…

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US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country. U.S. officials say the transfer from the detention center is a sign…

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Obama’s Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift

December 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Obama’s Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro and his regime was a sure…

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