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Secret US-Cuba diplomacy ended in landmark deal on prisoners, future ties
Washington Post
The secret diplomacy that would upend more than 50 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba was a year and half in the making. It started with an American overture to Cuba and a series of nine meetings in Canada, beginning in June 2013, ...
Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relationsFox News
Obama unveils historic plan to normalize relations with CubaNew York Daily News
Andres Oppenheimer: Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change 'historic'
CBS News -BBC News -Wall Street Journal
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11:05pm Wed, December 17, 2014


US determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. government source said investigators had determined North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, "The Interview," about an assassination attempt on the North ...
North Korea Behind Sony Hack: US
US Said to Find North Korea Ordered Cyberattack on SonyNew York Times
Sony Pulls Plug On Controversial New Movie Over ThreatsCBS Local
Voice of America -BBC News
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11:28pm Wed, December 17, 2014

New York Times

Stinney attorneys happy with decision
Manning Live
girls and stinney The four attorneys who represented George Julius Stinney Jr. and his family for several years as the family attempted to get the boy's conviction overturned said Wednesday they are elated with a judge's decision finally doing so.
Judge overturns murder conviction from 1944WRDW-TV
Teen exonerated 70 years after executionThe Week Magazine
Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SCAtlanta Journal Constitution
The Westside Story
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11:10pm Wed, December 17, 2014


14 pharmacy workers arrested over US meningitis outbreak
Michigan Attorney General William "Bill" Schuette speaks as federal officials announce the indictment of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Boston, Massachusetts. Thursday, Dec 18, 2014. AFP. NEW YORK - Two owners and 12 former ...
Feds hit two former NECC officials with 25 murder chargesNashoba Publishing

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10:40pm Wed, December 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Number of Death Sentences and Executions Hit New Lows
The number of executions in the United States hit a 20-year low in 2014, a dip driven in part by lethal-injection drug shortages and legal battles stemming from botched procedures. Thirty-five death-row inmates in seven states were killed last year, the lowest ...
Executions Hit 20-Year Low in U.S.U.S. News & World Report
Execution drug providers to be anonymous under new Ohio measureReuters
Report: Executions continue to decline in USUSA TODAY

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11:03pm Wed, December 17, 2014

New York Times

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State
New York Times
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas. Fracking, as it is known, was ...
Cuomo administration: No fracking in New York stateNew York Daily News
New York Gov. Cuomo moves to ban frackingFox News
After years of debate, New York State will ban frackingVox
Buffalo News -The Westside Story -Northwest Herald
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10:53pm Wed, December 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Things to Know About Montana Exchange Student Killing
ABC News
Markus Kaarma, a 30-year-old Montana man, was convicted of deliberate homicide for shooting Diren Dede, a 17-year-old German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage. Kaarma's attorneys unsuccessfully argued his actions were justified by a ...
'Stand your ground' law fails to keep Montana jury from convicting homeowner in
Montana homeowner guilty of killing teen in his garageUSA TODAY
Montana Man Convicted in Exchange Student's DeathWall Street Journal
Salt Lake Tribune -New York Times -U.S. News & World Report
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11:34pm Wed, December 17, 2014


Netanyahu: Weak against Hamas, strong against Europe
Netanyahu doesn't have a solution to the deep diplomatic isolation Israel has maneuvered itself into under his leadership; his most recent response to the accumulation of events was disproportionate and conveyed mainly hysteria. By Barak Ravid | Dec.
Netanyahu: Hypocritical Europeans have 'learned nothing' from HolocaustYnetnews

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09:57pm Wed, December 17, 2014


NBA game roundup: Mack, Hawks pound Cavs
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
CLEVELAND -- Shelvin Mack set career highs in both points and 3-pointers, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night. Related. Raptors 105, Nets 89 · Recap: Jazz 105, Heat 87 · Jazz 105, Heat 87 · Celtics 109, ...
Trying to break out of a shooting slump, Kyrie Irving puts in extra work following (blog)
Shelvin Mack scores career-high 24 as surging Hawks rout Cavs 127-98 for 11th ...Minneapolis Star Tribune

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10:15pm Wed, December 17, 2014


Report: Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh $8 million per year
In early January 2011, Stanford was coming off an 11-1 season and quarterback Andrew Luck had just announced he would return to play for a third season. With a potential national championship in Stanford's near future, Jim Harbaugh was asked the ...
49ers notebook: Harbaugh coveted by Michigan, report saysContra Costa Times
Report: Michigan offered Jim Harbaugh 6 years, $48MUSA TODAY
Michigan Reportedly Offers Jim Harbaugh Six-Year, $48 Million
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11:23pm Wed, December 17, 2014