• Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a pile of trash'

    The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street."

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  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday morning while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:

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  • Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Warning from President Barack Obama to congressional Republicans: I have a veto pen and, come January, I won't be afraid to use it.

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  • Is Andrew Johnson the worst president in American history?

    Today marks the birthday of perhaps the most-maligned president in American history. But was Andrew Johnson really that bad, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?

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  • Five die in Kansas City after car hit by truck

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Police on Sunday were investigating an accident that killed five people, including three toddlers, when their car stopped on a Kansas City freeway and was struck from behind by a semi-truck. Two women and three children under the age of 3 died in the Saturday wreck on…

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    Greece ferry fire (20 photos)

    A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the…

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  • Auschwitz anniversary a reminder of the danger of staying silent

    By Christian Lowe WARSAW (Reuters) - Next month's 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is a reminder, at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise again, of what happens when the world stays silent about persecution, the president of the World Jewish Congress said. Ronald…

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  • Taliban claim NATO 'defeat' in 13-year Afghan war

    The Taliban responded scornfully Monday to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty" that had drowned the country "in a pool of blood".

    AFP
  • Make the seasons bright!

    Old Navy’s Tumblr is ringing in the holiday season in a big way. Check it out now!

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  • Woman plans guilty plea in triple Texas murders, prosecutor says

    By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A woman charged with helping her husband kill a Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney has reached a tentative agreement to plead guilty to murder, the special prosecutor in the case said on Sunday. Kim Williams is charged with three counts…

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  • Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home

    CROWLEY, Texas (AP) — Officers responding to a report of a suicide attempt found four people dead inside a North Texas home Sunday afternoon, police said.

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  • Take advantage of these free online Office resources

    In celebration of the holiday season, Susan Harkins shares her favorite free Office resources.

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    AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappears (26 photos)

    An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace thick with…

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  • The NSA's Ongoing Efforts to Hide Its Lawbreaking

    Every quarter, the National Security Agency generates a report on its own lawbreaking and policy violations. The reports are classified and sent to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board. It's unclear what happens once they get there.

    The Atlantic
  • Spiritual leader of African Hebrew Israelites dies

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites, a movement that believes some black Americans are the descendants of an ancient Israelite tribe, has died in the southern Israeli town where he brought his followers four decades ago, the polygamous vegan group said Sunday.

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  • Britain posts 41 million wills, including Princess Diana's

    London (AFP) - Some 41 million British wills dating back to 1858, including those of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, were made available in an online database Saturday.

    AFP
  • Iran holds funeral for general killed in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran held a funeral on Monday for a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq.

    Associated Press
  • Oil rises to $60 per barrel, Libya fire supports

    By Simon Falush LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil rose to $60 per barrel on Monday, supported by concerns about disruption to exports from Libya, but a global supply glut kept prices nearly 50 percent off their peak for the year. A fire at one of Libya's main export terminals has destroyed 800,000…

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