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Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

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Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren's decision means 2 Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are fit to stand trial

"Team America" screenings canceled in wake of Sony hack

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Programmed as a playful substitute to "The Interview," the 2004 North Korea comedy has also been pulled from theaters

Stocks soar more than 400 points

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Investors energized by the Federal Reserve's pledge to take its time in raising interest rates

Iraqi officers try to defuse suicide belt on boy in video

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Video said to show tense moments when authorities confronted with bomb


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Cubans eager for future but remain cautious

Scott Pelley reports from Havana where decades of an embargo has many Cubans expressing a cautious optimism

Canadian gets prison after stopping car for ducks, causing 2 deaths

The wife and mother of the victims said the family was hoping for a significant sentence and got it

Flash Points: Will falling oil prices tank Russia's economy?

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CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about how the drop in oil prices is ... more

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnaps scores of women, again

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Details are still emerging, but the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is suspected of kidnapping more than 100 women and children in an attack on ... more

Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

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Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
HAVANA (AP) — When convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo failed to call home from prison, his parents went to the jail to see if their ... more

New Reforms Aim To Make Police Lineups More Reliable

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New Reforms Aim To Make Police Lineups More Reliable
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley takes a look at a new law that protects the innocent.

Unilever drops lawsuit against vegan mayonnaise maker

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Unilever drops lawsuit against vegan mayonnaise maker
The mayo war was over before it even began.

Government Selling Last Stake in Ally Financial

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Treasury Department selling last of its stake in Ally Financial taken in 2008 bailout

Uber agrees to temporarily suspend service in Portland

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Portland's mayor says the city will create new rules, eventually allowing Uber to operate there.

Uber agrees to suspend service in Portland

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Portland's mayor says the city will create new rules, eventually allowing Uber to operate there.

Coastal cities could see 30 days of floods a year

Researchers say rising sea levels could inundate most major cities on U.S. coasts with regular flooding by 2050

​Files of more than 40,000 federal workers breached in cyberattack

It's the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background checks for workers at federal agencies

Space station team eager for yearlong flight

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are getting ready for a one-year stay on the space station

Apple CEO gives money for gay rights initiative in the South

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Tim Cook's donation towards the campaign is intended to encourage acceptance of the LGBT community in three southern states

Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds

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Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on ... more

Australia v India: second Test, day three – live

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Australia v India: second Test, day three – live
India remove Mitchell Marsh early on day three but Steve Smith nears another Test century as Australia make further inroads into the visitors’ first-innings total ... more

CIF State Championship Bowl Games

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CIF State Championship Bowl Games
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W-League Grand Final preview: Perth Glory v Canberra United

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W-League Grand Final preview: Perth Glory v Canberra United
Glory will be without star player Sam Kerr but Canberra will still have to be at their very best to upset the runaway premiersHow women ... more

Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki show support for Kobe Bryant

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Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki show support for Kobe Bryant
The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats.

Brooke Henderson, a 17-Year-Old Golf Star, Turns Pro

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Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who topped the world amateur golf ranking, turned professional Thursday.

'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head

'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head
Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" performs excerpts from some 6,000 pages of Leonardo da Vinci's journals for the documentary "Inside the Mind of Leonardo," but ... more

Trade for Rajon Rondo Will Help Nowitzki, Mavs

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Mark Cuban promised Dirk Nowitzki he’d get him some help to compete for another title and the Mavs did exactly that Thursday when they traded ... more

Just What Fleeing Staffers Feared: New Saucy 'New Republic' Savages Sports Writing Icon

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Just What Fleeing Staffers Feared: New Saucy 'New Republic' Savages Sports Writing Icon
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski shouldn’t need a defense, having taken NBA reporting to never-seen heights before someone at the New Republic decided to make him the ... more

The Year in Culture: Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014

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The Year in Culture: Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014
The classical music critics of The Times pick the best recordings of 2014, from orchestral explosions to intimate songs.
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They exchanged electricity — and shared a love of words

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They exchanged electricity — and shared a love of words
L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If ... more

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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Heroes Among Us: Aracely Basurto Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

After her daughter's life-threatening health struggles, Basurto started a nonprofit that has helped more than 200 Ecuadorian families

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

The invitation-only, twice-yearly fashion event is being evicted in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches

FBI sources: Sony Pictures cyberattack traced to North Korea

Evidence shows North Korean hackers are likely responsible for the intrusion that exposed embarrassing emails, scuttled a movie premiere

Watch Nick Jonas play "Jealous" at FAO Schwarz

The song, off his 2014 solo album, "Nick Jonas," gets the "Big" treatment at the famous NYC toy store

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

Bobby Shmurda was arrested as part of a roundup of suspects in a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City

Over-the-counter painkillers may cut skin cancer risk

Drugs like Advil, Motrin and Aleve could offer protection but also come with some risks of their own

Homeland Security panel recommends taller fence for White House

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Homeland Security panel recommends taller fence for White House
Frances BurnsWASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A taller fence for the White House is the most important immediate step in ramping up protection for the ... more

Heartbreaking case revives Ireland abortion furor

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Judge must rule on whether to keep brain-dead pregnant woman on life support

U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

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U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba
By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President ... more

That Cheap Old Car Might Carry Deadly Cost for Teens

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That Cheap Old Car Might Carry Deadly Cost for Teens
When shopping for a safe car for their teens, parents might want to aim for the newest model they can afford, a new study suggests.