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  • Sony Hacking: President Obama Says Company Made 'Mistake' in Canceling 'The Interview'

    President Obama says Sony Pictures Entertainment made a "mistake" in canceling its planned release of the movie "The Interview" following a destructive cyber attack the U.S. government says was launched by North Korea."Sony is a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats…

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  • How Scientists Found Deepest-Ever Fish 5 Miles Down

    An underwater voyage has found an unidentified species of fish more than 5 miles down -- deeper than any other fish has ever been found before.The white, translucent fish, found in early December in the Mariana Trench below the Pacific Ocean, was 8,145 meters, or about five miles, below the…

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  • These American Fugitives May Be Hiding Out in Cuba

    Former prisoner Alan Gross was thrilled to return to America from Cuba earlier this week but there are dozens of other Americans who are in the country for other reasons -- and probably don't plan on leaving.Cuba has been a haven for American fugitives for decades, but now that the two countries…

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  • Barbara Walters Talks About Her Meetings With Fidel Castro

    The relationship between the U.S. and Cuba has started warming with landmark changes to international policy announced earlier this week, but the country remains a mystery to many Americans.One American who has had the rare distinction of meeting with Fidel Castro twice over the course of three…

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  • Orion Returns From Road Trip: What's Next for 'America's Spacecraft'

    After a trip to space, a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean and a cross-country road trip, the Orion spacecraft is finally back home in Florida.Nicknamed "America's spacecraft," Orion completed the final installment of its epic maiden voyage when it arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Thursday.…

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  • Aloha, Obamas! First Family Off to Hawaii for 16-Day Vacation

    Aloha, Obama family!The president and first family are heading off to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a 16-day tropical vacation that’s become their annual tradition over the Christmas and New Year holidays."My presidency is entering the fourth quarter," President Obama said at his final press conference of…

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  • Wikileaks Releases CIA Report on High Value Targeting

    Wikileaks has released a CIA document from 2009 analyzing the positive and negative effects of strikes against high value targets.The U.S. military has used high value targeting of insurgent leaders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the CIA also uses drone strikes to target high value al Qaeda targets…

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  • Most People With Inhalers, EpiPens Don’t Use Them Right

    EpiPens and asthma inhalers have the potential to save lives with a simple jab or puff, but a small study published today suggests that many people may be using these vital devices incorrectly.Researchers at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology observed 102 patients as they…

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  • Here's What Happened the Last Time a US President Visited Cuba

    When President Obama told ABC News on Wednesday that he has not ruled out visiting Cuba in the future, it opened the doors for the first presidential visit to the island nation since 1928.The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin Coolidge, who traveled there in…

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  • What to Know About the European Union's Obesity Ruling

    Europe's highest court ruled today that obesity can, under certain circumstances, be considered a disability, taking a step forward against obesity discrimination, experts say.The European Court of Justice heard the case of a child-care worker identified in the ruling as "Mr. Kaltoft," who claimed…

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  • Obama: Jeb Bush Has 'Every Right' to Run for President in 2016

    President Obama says he “loves” the Bush family personally and that former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has “every right” to run in 2016.But he made sure to praise his former secretary of state as well, adding that Hillary Clinton would make an “excellent…

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  • Cuban Embassy Easy to Set Up, Cigars Harder

    So what does the United States have to do in order to officially establish an embassy somewhere?Not much more than change the sign on the door, even in Cuba.There are few legal requirements for a U.S. mission or other diplomatic building to become an embassy. Countries just have to exchange letters…

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  • 17 months later, Boston Marathon bomber suspect Tsarnaev back in court

    With a slight, scruffy beard and long, tousled hair, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in federal court today – the first time he’s been seen in public in a year and a half.The 21-year-old politely answered the judge’s questions in a final status conference, what is expected…

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  • Exclusive: Obama Doesn't Rule Out Presidential Visit to Cuba: ‘Let’s See’

    Marking an abrupt sea change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, President Obama said today he is open to visiting the communist Caribbean country before he leaves office.“I don’t have any current plans, but let’s see how things evolve,” Obama told ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir in an exclusive…

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  • How a Texas Plumber's Truck Ended Up in a Syrian Islamist Video

    A Texas plumber who has never been to Syria said he is getting threatening phone calls related to the country's civil war because his former truck appeared in an Islamist group's propaganda video.Callers knew it was Mark Oberholtzer's old truck because it still had his company's decal and phone…

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  • Sony Hack Believed to Be Routed Through Infected Computers Overseas

    Federal cyber-security sources close to the investigation have confirmed to ABC News that there is evidence to indicate the Sony intrusion was routed through a number of infected computers in various locations overseas, including computers in Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia, Poland and…

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  • Pharmacists Charged With Murder in 2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    A Massachusetts pharmacy owner has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections.The outbreak killed 64 people and sickened 687 others who received the injections across 20 states. Prosecutors said the…

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