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Stocks jump on good news from Fed

The Federal Reserve is going to take its sweet time raising interest rates. And the market couldn't be happier.

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' after major theaters pull out

Sony on Wednesday said it would cancel next week's planned release of "The Interview," after most of the country's largest theater chains had decided not to show it.

The decision by Sony follows a threat on Tuesday from anonymous hackers that people s...

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9 questions: Get up to speed on Cuban embargo

President Barack Obama will ease sanctions imposed against Cuba under the U.S. embargo after Cuba agreed to release American aid worker Alan Gross.

The agreement will deliver the most sweeping changes in the U.S. policy toward the nation that lies ju...

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Study: Alcatraz escapees could have lived

On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison in a bold escape attempt involving dummy heads and a raft made of raincoats.

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14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder.

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Opinions strong on U.S.-Cuba policy change

Church bells rang out Wednesday afternoon in Havana, marking a major moment in history -- Cuba and the United States are easing diplomatic relations after decades of ice-cold tension.

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Alan Gross flown from Cuba: 'I'm free'

As soon as Alan Gross got out of Cuban airspace Wednesday morning, he called each of his two daughters to say the two words he had dreamed of saying for years: "I'm free," a spokeswoman for his legal team says.

It was the end of five years locked up i...

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Pope aids change in U.S.-Cuba policy

Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: The end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.

Francis, who was elected ...

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#AskACop becomes trending forum about police

People have strong views about the way police officers treat minorities -- and they're eager to share those opinions.

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Historic thaw in US, Cuba standoff

A political standoff that spanned five decades and 10 presidents began to crumble Wednesday with President Barack Obama's move to normalize relations with Cuba.

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