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Kurds Claim Victory In Northern Iraq

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:06pm

Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have broken the siege at Mount Sinjar, where thousands of minority Yazidis have been trapped for months.

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A Journey From Wrestling Cage To Santa's Village

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:50am

One of the darkest, most controversial — and most successful characters in professional wrestling history — is also known as Santa Mick.

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What Christmas Does (Or Doesn't Do) For the Economy

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:12am

Is Christmas good for the economy? That's the conventional thinking, but we examine the arguments from economists who say otherwise.

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Obama Grants 'Christmas Clemency' To 20, Including 8 Drug Offenders

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:12am

Barbara Scrivner, one of the eight pardoned, served 20 years of a 30-year sentence for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth.

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Preview: Obama's 2014 Year-End Press Conference

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:06am

ABC news political director Rick Klein joins us for a look at what the president is expected to cover.

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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:59am

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.

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FBI Formally Accuses North Korea In Sony Hacking

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:53am

In a statement, the FBI said it is "deeply concerned" about the "destructive nature of this attack on a private-sector entity."

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George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:39am

In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Away In A Manger."

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:38am

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:30am

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Top Five' And The Art Of The Mixtape

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:11am

On this week's show: Chris Rock's Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what's making us happy this week.

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The Secret Book of Job

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

2,000 years later, The Secret Book of Job is finally revealed.

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Running with the Bulls

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

Bill Hillmann was convinced that Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises for him, and him alone.

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No Son of Mine

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

What do you do when your family's family business, forces you to choose between loyalty to your history, and loyalty to yourself?

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The Best Babysitter

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

Glynn's parents hire a babysitter, but little do they know, he is more than just a babysitter.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:57am

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:47am

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The Controversial World Cup Report

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:27am

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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Book News: Macmillan Inks Deal With Amazon, But Doesn't Sound Happy About It

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:07am

The publisher makes peace with Amazon — and takes the opportunity to vent some frustration. Also: Paulo Coelho offers to buy The Interview off Sony.

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First Watch: La Dispute, 'Woman (Reading)'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:58am

A dancer's desperate and purposeful choreography was shot in locations all over London using one-point perspective, a powerful accompaniment to this poetic post-hardcore track.

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