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For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.

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What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.

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U.S. Catholics To Feel Pope's Impact With Archbishop Appointments

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

Since his election less than 2 years ago, Pope Francis has appointed or promoted some 40 American bishops, elevating new leaders in many cities. The most prominent is the new archbishop of Chicago.

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Results Being Tallied In Tunisia's Presidential Election

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

Tunisians voted Sunday for a new president in a contentious race. The election marks another important milestone in the one country where the Arab Spring has been mostly peaceful.

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U.S Turns To China For Help With North Korea Cyberattack

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

The Obama administration has asked China to help rein in North Korea's cyber capabilities. The administration wants China to help block further attacks, like the massive hacking of Sony Pictures.

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Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Ambush Of 2 NYPD Officers

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

Details continue to emerge about the gunman who killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what drove Ismaaiyl Brinsely to those acts.

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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:45am

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:52am

Mary Scholey, 82, of Sheffield, England, begins her Christmas shopping in early November. She has 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to buy for.

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Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:22am

That is not the most someone has paid for Jordan's shoes. A pair he wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals sold for more than $100,000.

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Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. According to officials with the intelligence community, the man provided key tips that led to the discovery of Cuban espionage against the U.S. He had been held in prison by Cuban for some 20 years until this week's deal.

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Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Police reformers say the cameras ensure transparency when it comes to officer conduct. But as departments are pressured to release vast stores of videos, privacy concerns are raised.

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Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

A day after President Obama's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.

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When A Hospital Bill Becomes A Decade-Long Pay Cut

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.

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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Cuban Travel Ban To Be Lifted

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.

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After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.

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Review Panel: Secret Service Lacks Leadership

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

Experts have determined that the Secret Service needs more money, better training and a leader from outside the organization, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security.

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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:03am

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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