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Friday, December 19, 2014
Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he played
Nine years of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell.
US, Cuba agree to revive diplomatic relations
The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling U.S. trade embargo.
Russia President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.
U.S. stocks powered higher in opening trade Thursday, joining a surge in European markets amid rising oil prices and improved sentiment following Wednesday's Federal Reserve meeting.
Sony nixes film as N. Korea eyed for hack
Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as U.S. investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant.
'Watch as your loved ones die': Pakistan survivors recall horror
Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors.
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He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Thursday.
A New York City jail guard was convicted of a civil rights charge Wednesday after a jury concluded he ignored the pleas of a dying inmate who had swallowed a toxic soap ball.
French lawmakers voted Wednesday to draw up a new map of the country's regions, reducing them from 22 to 13, in a move aimed at trimming costs and improving efficiency.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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