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  1. Israeli role in Syrian conflict brought into the openRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | OpEdNews

    Overtly, the Israeli superpower of the Middle East has been keen to posture as having no role whatsoever in the four-year old devastating conflict in Syria, where all major regional and international powers are politically and militarily deeply involved and settling scores by Syrian blood. In his geopolitical weekly analysis, entitled "The Islamic State Reshapes the Middle East," on November 25 Stratfor 's George Friedman raised eyebrows when he reviewed the effects which the terrorist group had on all regional powers, but seemed unaware of the existence of the Israeli regional superpower.

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  2. Stars and others react to 'Interview' cancellationRead the original story

    54 min ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

    Stars, politicians and pundits are weighing in on Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision Wednesday to cancel the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy at the center of the North Korean cyberattack that has seen thousands of Sony's private documents and other proprietary materials released online: - "Dear Sony Hackers: now that u run Hollywood, I'd also like less romantic comedies, fewer Michael Bay movies and no more Transformers. Also, Sony Hackers - I really liked Tyler Perry in "Gone Girl" so hold off on doing anything yet with Madea." 7 comments

  3. CFK, Maduro hail deal as a victory for CubaRead the original story

    54 min ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Argentina''s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff , pictured at the Mercosur summit in Parana yesterday. Latin American leaders yesterday hailed the surprise announcement of the restoration in US-Cuba ties and anticipated a new era in the continent's politics.

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  4. U.S.-Cuba dealRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Contra Costa Times

    Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later, after painstaking secret diplomacy on separate but surprisingly similar tracks, efforts with Tehran and Havana are in full swing.

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  5. Minnesota Lawmaker Demands Jonathan Gruber Pay Back $329GRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | News Max

    A Minnesota lawmaker has demanded that disgraced Obamacare "architect" Jonathan Gruber pay back the $329,000 he received to oversee the state's plan to build its MNsure healthcare insurance exchange. State Representative Greg Davids sent a letter to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson urging her to investigate Gruber's work that he said had "beyond laughable" results, according to Breitbart .

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  6. Hillary Never Wanted to Trade Cuban Spies For GrossRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | News Max

    Potential Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were quick to condemn President Obama's exchange of three of the imprisoned "Cuban Five" spies for American contractor Alan Gross, held in cramped confinement by the Castro regime for five years for the "crime" of bringing Internet access to a group of elderly Jewish Cubans. But another widely expected 2016 candidate also considered it wrong to release committed Communists slapped with long jail terms by U.S. courts for committing espionage against America: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  7. Roll With the (Retirement) ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | News Max

    Over the years, the way America retires has changed. Unfortunately many have not adapted well to the changes, but there are options.

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  8. The productivity of the 113th Congress (such as it was), visualizedRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | The Washington Post

    Again, our congratulations to the 113th Congress, which is now headed home for the holidays secure in the knowledge that no Congress in 40 years did less than it. If you think about it like golf, the 113th Congress was America's Tiger Woods, complete with that meltdown.

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  9. Stephen Colbert to host last 'Report'Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | WMDT

    On Thursday night, Colbert -- the pugnacious, "nation"-inspiring champion -- will host his last "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. About six months from now, he will take a new role as host of CBS' "Late Show."

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  10. Limbaugh: Hillary/Jeb 2016 'The Perfect Ticket'Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | 94.5 The Fox

    On his program Wednesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh continued his assault of former governor Jeb Bush, saying the potential GOP 2016 candidate and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would form "the perfect ticket." "The ideal, the perfect ticket for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush," said Limbaugh on his broadcast Wednesday.

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  11. 'Glamorous grannies' as old as EIGHTY-FIVE strip off for naked charity calendarRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Daily Mail

    Plus-sized woman asks 21 magazine editors from around world to 'fix' her using Photoshop... and guess who made her thinner 'She's seriously out of her mind': How Sony execs cut Angelina Jolie out of group email exchange so they could attack her AGAIN over Cleopatra Inside the secretive world of Bureau 121: The North Korean genius state-sponsored hackers believed to be behind the Sony take-down North Korea's 'ruthless magic weapon': The cyber warrior factory 'behind Sony hack' which handpicks genius children to target enemies of Kim Jong un North Korea WAS behind the Sony hack attack: Feds identify culprits as studio caves in and cancels release of Kim assassination movie after major theaters refuse to run it amid terror threats Hollywood studio pulls the plug on Steve Carell's new movie Pyongyang just hours before Sony scraps release of The Interview 'America has lost its first ... (more)

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  12. FAA Grants Trimblea s UX5 Commercial UAS ExemptionRead the original story

    56 min ago | Directions Magazine

    CompassData, a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, is excited about the announcement that the FAA has granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft system commercial operations. Under Section 333 of the 2012 FAA Modernization and Reform Act , the exemptions have been granted to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology.

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  13. Friends Don't Let Friends Go To Law SchoolRead the original story

    56 min ago | Atrios

    Or at least don't let them borrow obscene amounts of money to pay for it. The whole student loan debt crisis wasn't "real" for me until I met a woman who was a couple of years out of law school, 200 grand in debt, and unable to get a job which could come close to servicing that debt and providing her with anything better than just above poverty lifestyle.

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  14. Ellen Corbett goes to work for Hayward school districtRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Contra Costa Times

    Weeks after being term-limited out of the Legislature, former state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett has taken a lucrative new job with the Hayward Unified School District. Corbett, 59, who spent most of the past 24 years in local or state elected offices, will serve as the district's new executive director of institutional advancement, communications and government relations -- a newly created post that will pay her $167,822 annually.

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  15. Pascrell: Passaic River settlement a a political shell gameaRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | The Jersey Journal

    U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell criticized a state settlement with Passaic River polluters approved by a Superior Court judge this week, accusing the Christie administration of using the money to plug holes in the state's budget at the expense of the clean up. State officials contend that the money recouped from the Occidental Chemical Corp. and other parties deemed responsible for decades of pollution is on top of what the federal government will force them to pay.

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  16. Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | KATV Little Rock

    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place - traffic court.

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  17. CES 2015: SecuGen to display its New U20 & SDA04PX Fingerprint SensorsRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | I4U Future Technology News

    The U20 and SDA04PX are OEM Fingerprint Sensors which are going to be introduced by SecuGen at the CES 2015 just like the many other companies that will exhibit their new technology. SecuGen Corporation has announced its plans for the CES 2015 in Las Vegas.

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  18. Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policyRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | WTNH

    A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional effort to scuttle the most significant change in U.S. policy toward the communist island in 50-plus years. His initiative faces some strong resistance among lawmakers, with criticism coming mostly from Republicans, who say the new policy rewards Cuba's decades-long policies of repression, human rights abuses and aggression.

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  19. Formal ground-breaking at site of new courthouseRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | Red Bluff Daily News

    Local officials and guests from California's judicial system gathered at 1760 Walnut St. where the two-story, 62,033-square-foot courthouse will be constructed on 4.4 acres of property the state purchased from Tehama County. The new building, scheduled to be completed in fall of 2016, will include five courtrooms, a jury assembly room and separate corridors away from the public for the transportation of in-custody detainees.

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  20. Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | News9 Oklahoma City

    Hernandez and Saavedra express their disagreement with ... . This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

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