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"It's Good to Be Home": Alan Gross Freed After 5 Years in Cuba

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Obama: U.S. Ending Outdated Approach to Cuba

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Major Theater Chains Drop "The Interview"

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NYC Premiere of "The Interview" Nixed Amid Threats

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Inside Pakistan School Reveals Scale of Attack

Footage from inside the Peshwar school where Taliban militants killed more than 140 people — mostly children —  shows the extent of the destruction, NBC News reported. NBC News' Wajahat S. Khan was part of the first U.S. television crew allowed inside the military-run school. Inside the floors are streaked with blood and bullets have ripped chunks out of walls. Many children trying to flee were shot in the doorways of their classrooms; their bodies piled up, preventing others from escaping. Read »
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Woman Gunned Down Hours After Getting Protection Order Against Police Officer

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Change of Venue Expected in Holly Bobo Murder Trial

On Wednesday, a judge in a Tennessee courtroom said a change in venue would be necessary for the upcoming trial for three suspects in the Holly Bobo murder case, NBC News reported. Bobo went missing from her family's home in rural Darden in April 2011. It wasn't until this September that a human skull that was found in nearby woods was identified as the 20-year-old's — the first shred of physical evidence in her death. "I don't think there's any way that this case can be tried in Decatur County because of all the amounts of publicity," Circuit Court Judge Charles McGinley said. The judge added that it will be up to the court to decide whether to move the trial. The next court date is scheduled for Jan. 14. Read »
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM
 

I would do it again in a minute.  

— Former Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the brutal interrogation tactics used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and highlighted in a report spearheaded by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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3 Members of "Cuban Five" Freed, Headed Home

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