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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed...
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2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 annoucing that he and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt are filing a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado’s legalization of...
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2 in meningitis outbreak case to be released

This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 booking photo released by the Wrentham, Mass., Police Department shows Barry Cadden, co-founder of the New England Compounding Center, arrested Wednesday at his home. Cadden is among several arrested who face charges that tainted steroids...
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Think Cuban-Americans all think alike? Think again

Cuban-American and pro-Obama supporter Claudia Hernandez, left, argues with anti-Castro protester Daniel Tarrab, right, in the Little Havana area of Miami, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Hernandez expressed her support on Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin...
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President signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that...

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. State experts concluded that both girls were competent, but their attorneys contested those conclusions....
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Slain German teen’s parents testify about ordeal

Gulcin and Celal Dede embrace after Markus Kaarma was found guilty of deliberate homicide, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Missoula County District Court in Missoula, Mont., in the shooting death of their son Diren Dede, a foreign exchange student from Germany who trespassed in to...
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Slain German teen’s parents testify about ordeal

Gulcin and Celal Dede embrace after Markus Kaarma was found guilty of deliberate homicide, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Missoula County District Court in Missoula, Mont., in the shooting death of their son Diren Dede, a foreign exchange student from Germany who trespassed in to...
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Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations

Anti-Castro protester Sisay Barcia, right, argues with pro-Obama supporter Peter Bell, left, in the Little Havana area of Miami, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Barcia expresses his disagreement with a surprise move announced by senior Obama administration officials that could pave the...
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Tsarnaev lawyer says he plans to seek trial delay

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and...