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  1. Senate Appropriations Chief: IRS Cuts Could Have Been Much WorseRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Government Executive

    Democrats, pundits and federal employee unions have blasted the massive spending bill signed into law last week for including a Republican proposal to slash the budget of the Internal Revenue Service because of its alleged political bias. But the cuts could have been far worse, outgoing Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., said on Monday.


  2. Jailed Cuban Spy's Wife Is Pregnant - With A Little Help From The U.S.Read the original story

    51 min ago | WGBH

    That wouldn't be remarkable, except that Perez's husband, Gerardo Hernandez, spent most of the last decade-and-a-half in U.S. federal prison for leading a Cuban spy ring. Hernandez was released last week as part of a prisoner swap with Cuba.


  3. Ex-headmaster guilty in child porn caseRead the original story

    52 min ago | KSWO

    The former headmaster of an elite Delaware prep school faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography. Christopher Wheeler, 54, was found guilty on all 25 counts.


  4. Obama Betrays CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | The Weekly Standard

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  5. Judge seems skeptical of challenge to Obama immigration planRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | KSWO

    A gadfly attorney and a county sheriff from Arizona want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration program in th... . FILE - In this May 6, 2004 file photo, Larry Klayman speaks in Melbourne, Fla.


  6. U.S. House panel seeks update on plans to upgrade White House fenceRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | HawaiiNews

    The top two members of a U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Monday they had written to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson asking for a briefing on his agency's plans to enhance the fence around the White House. Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings, the ranking members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in a statement that the request followed a recommendation last week by a review panel charged with looking into problems with the U.S. Secret Service.


  7. Analyst: North Korea's Internet disruptedRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | WISN-TV

    North Korea's Internet is experiencing a major disruption and could be the target of an attack, according to a company that monitors Internet performance. "After 24hrs of increasing instability, North Korean national Internet has been down hard for more than 2hrs," Dyn Research posted on Twitter on Monday.


  8. As dust clears, what's next for Sony?Read the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago |

    The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Interview" in some form? In theaters, on DVD or online? And what recourse does the company have against the North Korean-linked hackers? Here's a look at what Sony is dealing with as it seeks to limit the damage after this unprecedented attack.


  9. More Americans disapprove of Sony film cancellation: Reuters/Ipsos pollRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Reuters

    Nearly half of Americans believe Sony Pictures made the wrong decision by canceling the theatrical release of the comedy "The Interview," the film that provoked a cyberattack on the studio, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they disagreed with Sony scrapping the film last Wednesday, after several movie theater chains chose not to screen the raunchy satire that depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


  10. The Duck That RoaredRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Truthdig

    Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama's most difficult year in office.


  11. Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then governorRead the original story

    54 min ago | My Mother Lode

    The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. While charges were eventually dropped against him, Robert Blagojevich, a 59-year-old Tennessee businessman, writes that his refusal to turn on his brother made him "collateral damage" of an overzealous prosecution that cost him his reputation, nearly $1 million in legal bills and a still unrepaired split in the Blagojevich family.


  12. US Senator Kirk Sounds Alarm in Wake of Sony a oeHack AttackaRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Members of the Illinois congressional delegation from both parties say the hacking of Sony Pictures should be a wake-up call to the country on the importance of cyber-security. The hack was carried out by a group that may have ties to North Korea, and was possibly motivated by a comedy called "The Interview", which is about assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.


  13. Marco Rubio, Still Covering All The BasesRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Crooks and Liars

    Marco Rubio is covering all his bases betting on an afterlife. He hasn't been Jewish yet but it's not for a lack of trying.


  14. Cuomo Has a Bill on His Desk That Will Help Monitor Mentally Ill Ex-ConsRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | National Review Online

    Even after a reportedly mentally ill ex-prisoner Ismaaiyl Brinkley shot New York City Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Governor Andrew Cuomo is refusing to sign a bill, S. 7818, that's on his desk and could do something about the risk of mentally ill felons. The Prisoners Mental Health Discharge Planning Bill would require prison officials to make sure prisoners with mental illness who are being released are given: It also adds parole officials to the list of people who can refer someone with a mental illness to a hospital for evaluation.


  15. AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014Read the original story

    56 min ago | Marietta Times

    The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere - and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired - was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often wrenching news developments around the world, the No.


  16. Protesters plan more rallies after decision not to charge Milwaukee officerRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Nate Hamilton, the brother of the man shot and killed by Officer Christopher Manney in April of this year, joined more than 50 protesters Monday afternoon as they marched down N. 2nd Street to All People's Church. They gathered there to talk about where to take the movement next, after Monday morning's decision not to charge Manney in Dontre Hamilton's death.


  17. Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting babyRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Albany Times Union

    Gerardo Hernandez, right, member of "The Cuban Five," and his wife Adriana Perez, raise in their arms a little girl during a concert of singer Silvio Rodriguez in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Hernandez flew back to their homeland on Wednesday in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, part of a historic agreement to restore relations between the two long-hostile countries.


  18. Hawaii: The Obamas Aren't the Only Famous Family Celebrating in Hawaii This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Jaunted

    The holidays are here, which means the annual onslaught of celebrity vacation photos is also upon us. And, it looks like The Obamas won't be the only famous family enjoying Hawaii this season.


  19. Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governorRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Nashoba Publishing Online

    In this March 19, 2002 file photo in Chicago, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Rod Blagojevich, left, watches election returns with his wife, Patti, and brother, Rob, at his home. Robert Blagojevich the brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich offers fresh details in a new book to back his contention prosecutors used him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to hock President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.


  20. Obama issues drug pardonsRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | CNN

    The Obama administration has consistently supported measures aimed at reforming mandatory minimum prison sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. But President Barack Obama's recent decision to commute the prison sentences of only eight federal inmates -- incarcerated for drug crimes -- has left advocates wanting more.