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Saturday, December 20, 2014
The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off.
Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Security was tight, tensions ran high and one bombing victim had a testy exchange with protesters outside.
A judge in the U.S. state of South Carolina has thrown out the conviction of a black teenager executed 70 years ago for the murder of two white girls.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.
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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