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  1. Jeb Bush Quits Business Jobs as 2016 LoomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TIME.com

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has begun to wind down his business affairs as he considers a run for president in 2016, with the Republican hoping to avoid the criticism Mitt Romney endured for his business background in 2012. Bush is quitting Tenet Healthcare Corp., the Los Angeles Times reports, and is ending a consulting contract with Barclays Bank.

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  2. DYCHE | Get ready for interesting Kentucky Governor raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDRB-TV Louisville

    The race for governor will dominate Kentucky politics during 2015. It is already well underway, of course, but get ready for it to gear-up big time as the New Year begins.

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  3. Indiana to expand pre-K pilot program after high demandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDRB-TV Louisville

    Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva took to Twitter in the second half of the Cardinals 58-50 loss to No. 1 Kentucky to bemoan his old team's lack of passing.

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  4. Obama Personal Chef to Pack Up Knives After 6 YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | TIME.com

    Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef is also waving goodbye.

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  5. Walker appointees defy party labels, to chagrin of some on both sidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 25 | Anchorage Daily News

    Newly elected Gov. Bill Walker has so far named or renamed seven commissioners to head state departments, with more appointments anticipated over the next few weeks. Of those seven, only Republican Craig Richards, Walker's former law partner and his pick for attorney general, is registered with one of the two major parties.

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  6. Thursday, Feb. 5: "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Brooklyn Paper

    Big 'Rig': The Regina Opera Company performs one of Verdi's most popular operas, "Rigoletto," at Regina Hall in Dyker Heights through Nov. 25. Third episode from the PBS series "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," covering the years from 1968-2013, from the civil rights movement to the election of President Barack Obama. Jelani Cobb will lead a discussion following the screening.

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  7. Key decisions on drones likely from CongressRead the original story

    55 min ago | KTVN Reno

    By The Associated Press The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that... By The Associated Press The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified... New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says an officer and his partner were "assassinated" last week in an ambush because they wore a uniform.

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  8. FAA's long-awaited drone rules almost ready, but Congress will likely make key decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Federal Aviation Administration officials have said they want to release proposed rules before the end of this month, but other government and industry officials say they are likely to be delayed until January.

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  9. The challenging weather conditions when AirAsia flight 8501 disappearedRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | The Washington Post

    Widespread vigorous thunderstorm activity coincided with the disappearance of AirAsia flight 8501 near Indonesia. The plane, with 162 passengers and crew onboard, remains missing .

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  10. GOP puts up a bigger tent for minority challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Connecticut Post

    In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, center, recites the Pledge of Allegiance before giving the keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington. Denisha Merriweather, second from left, who benefited from the Florida tax credit for education, introduced Bush.

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  11. Obama marks end of combat in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

    Thirteen years and more than 2,000 American casualties after it began, the war in Afghanistan will conclude responsibly, President Barack Obama said on Sunday. In a written statement marking the formal end of U.S. combat there, Obama said the remaining 10,000 or so American troops in Afghanistan would still face danger but that the longest U.S. war ever was now history.

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  12. Sunday Morning News Top Nugget DumpRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KFI

    Meet a 22-year-old, southern criminology student with a three-year-old child. She calls herself the Femitheist and has a blog, YouTube channel, and is writing a book all about the "importance" of reducing the male population to roughly 1-10% in order to achieve world peace and "true equality."

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  13. Graham: China involved in Sony hackRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he thinks China is involved in the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, in addition to North Korea. "You can't talk about North Korea without talking about China, you need to have a heart to heart with the Chinese," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union" in an interview posted Sunday .

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  14. Charles Koch eyes sentencing reform as a 2015 priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    Conservative mega-donor Charles Koch says reforming the criminal justice system to make it more fair to the "disadvantaged" will be a major one of his priorities in 2015. The businessman said that the criminal justice system needs reforms aimed at "making it fair and making [criminal] sentences more appropriate to the crime that has been committed."

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  15. Officer Rafael Ramos Has Been Put To Rest, Thousands Gather To Pay RespectsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Townhall

    The funeral for New York Police Officer Rafael Ramos was held yesterday. Thousands attended the funeral, including police officers from other states-even Canada .

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  16. Graham: GOP must tackle immigration to win White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hill

    Sen. Lindsey Graham is warning the Republican Party that its chances of winning the White House in 2016 will be "almost non-existent" if it does not make a step toward immigration reform. Graham, who has floated a presidential run himself, was a supporter of the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year.

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  17. Obama's 'Bulworth' moment & other 2014 lessonsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WICU12 Erie

    On our final 2014 trip around the "Inside Politics" table, our reporters shared insights on a key midterm year moment -- or a key marker to look for in 2015. Some of the nuggets were a bit of both: We end the year with several liberal groups urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to change her mind and seek the presidency in 2016.

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  18. NATO formally ends Afghan mission after 13 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan has hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war in the country. "Together... we have lifted the Afghan people out of the darkness of despair and given them hope for the future," General John Campbell told NATO soldiers at a ceremony in Kabul.

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  19. US court dismisses immigration lawsuit against ObamaRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Standard

    A US federal judge handed a victory to President Barack Obama late Tuesday, throwing out a lawsuit over controversial actions he took last month shielding millions of undocumented migrants from deportation. The suit brought by Joseph Arpaio, the conservative sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, challenging the constitutionality of the president's actions, was dismissed by Judge Beryl Howell.

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  20. Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back onlineRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Sony Corp's PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored. The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting both the PlayStation Network and Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live on Christmas Day.

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