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Cubans Celebrate The Return Of Three Last Spies

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

The three Cuban intelligence agents were the remaining imprisoned members of the Cuban Five spy ring. Cubans view them as heroes: Their faces are everywhere, and Cubans know them by their first names.

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Sony Will Show 'The Interview' In Some Theaters

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:21

After criticism for pulling the release of its comedy film, Sony announced Tuesday that the movie will have a limited release on Christmas Day. The first takers for the film were independent theaters.

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Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:03

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing to join Facebook. Stoehr was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight.

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An Update From New Orleans

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:33

Charter schools, special education, and new preschool funding are among changes for New Orleans schools.

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Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:28

Hunger has become one of the biggest issues in British society. A parliamentary report says one problem is welfare benefits, which have been cut under the conservative government.

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Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:46

A new project places little kayaks filled with aquatic plants under latrines in floating homes on Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. So how do the toilets clean the wastewater?

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FDA To Lift Ban On Gay Blood Donors Celibate For At Least A Year

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:39

The agency said it will issue a draft guidance recommending the proposed change in 2015. A ban on gay blood donors has been in effect since the early 1980s when fears about HIV/AIDS were widespread.

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Some Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Tue, 2014-12-23 08:53

Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.

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WATCH: Monkey Revives Dying Friend At Indian Train Station

Tue, 2014-12-23 08:28

A monkey in Kanpur, India, fell unconscious near train tracks after walking on a power line. A (monkey) friend jumped in and proceeded to use techniques of which an EMT would be proud.

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For Australian Christmas, Everything's Overturned But The Pudding

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:42

Cooking in 100-degree weather is no fun, which is why many Australians ditched roasts and other holiday mainstays long ago. Except for Christmas pudding, a tradition steeped in history – and alcohol.

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New York's Rep. Michael Grimm Expected To Plead Guilty To Tax Charge

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:41

It's been quite a year for Rep. Grimm, who in January threatened to throw a TV reporter off a balcony. The tax evasion charge stems from a restaurant he owns.

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Irish Court Weighs Ending Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:25

Both the woman's parents and her partner want life support removed. The case has reignited the debate over abortion in the predominantly Roman Catholic country where the procedure is banned.

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Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

Tue, 2014-12-23 07:07

Guidelines just out from the American Diabetes Association say Asian-Americans with a typically healthy body mass index can still be running a substantial risk for developing diabetes.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:56

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:40

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.

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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:36

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a house tour? Check out his video visit to variety of homes, from simple to "gigantic."

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Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:29

While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.

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Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

Tue, 2014-12-23 06:11

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.

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Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

Tue, 2014-12-23 05:53

Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group was blamed for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.

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U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

Tue, 2014-12-23 05:14

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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