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Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably A Good Idea' All TPM News All TPM News

Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably A Good Idea'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked" and voiced support for opening trade with Cuba in the aftermath of the Obama administration's policy shift regarding the communist island. Read More →

12/18/2014 9:47pm · All TPM News All TPM News
Story 3 of 17: marijuana, general, states
GOP Attorneys General Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization All TPM News All TPM News

GovBeat: Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing Colorado over legalizing marijuana

Colorado’s neighbors are not happy about marijuana legalization.The attorneys general of Oklahoma and Nebraska filed a lawsuit on Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that Colorado’s commercialized marijuana system violates the constitution.Read full article >>

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Paramount Bans ‘Team America’ Screenings Washington Free Beacon Washington Free Beacon

A former Sony executive responds: 'This is not Sony's fight to win'

The L.A. Times' editorial board expressed dismay Thursday at the fact that hackers had effectively censored Sony Pictures' "The Interview" by threatening to attack theaters showing it. "The terrorists won this round," the board wrote, urging Sony to release the film widely through online and...

12/18/2014 8:50pm · latimes.com - Los Angeles Times latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

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Story 6 of 17: stocks, year, day
Dow up more than 400 points as US stocks surge Business Insider Business Insider

Stocks: Did You Match The Market This Year?

The end of 2014 is closing in rapidly and it's beginning to look like another double-digit year for the broad index of stocks known as the S&P 500. At this writing, the index is up 10.65% year to date. If you owned it through an index fund such as the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) [...] The end of 2014 is closing in rapidly and it's beginning to look like another double-digit year for the broad...

12/18/2014 8:44pm · Forbes Real Time Forbes Real Time
Story 7 of 17: terrorists, children, country
Monkey Cage: Why the Pakistani Taliban’s massacre of children reveals its weakness Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More - The Washington Post

Pakistan’s gallows await 3,000 convicted terrorists; first will hang ‘within days’

Pakistan’s government fast-tracked warrants of execution for convicted terrorists Thursday, moving swiftly on its promise to crack down on militants after a Taliban massacre of 132 schoolchildren Tuesday in the…Click to Continue »

12/18/2014 10:41pm · McClatchy DC -- Homepage McClatchy DC -- Homepage

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Transgender workers get civil rights protections, Justice Department says

Employment discrimination based on gender identity is forbidden under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday, announcing a change in the way it will litigate claims.

12/18/2014 11:36pm · latimes.com - Los Angeles Times latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

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Why Act Now on Cuba Firedoglake Firedoglake

The lame duck is loose

The lame duck is loose. Little more than two years before the moment he stands next to his successor at the presidential inauguration of 2017, President Barack Obama is feeling unshackled from the constraints of eyeing the next election cycle after last month's disastrous midterms for Democrats.

12/18/2014 11:27pm · CNN.com - Politics CNN.com - Politics

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BBC Attacks Apple With Familiar Allegations In Panorama Investigation Over Working Conditions Forbes Real Time Forbes Real Time

BBC accused of bias over expose of Apple working conditions in China

Panorama secretly filmed on an iPhone 6 production line and found workers falling asleep on their 12 hour shifts. However, experts claim the BBC's report does not fairly reflect conditions in China.

12/19/2014 12:09am · Home | Mail Online Home | Mail Online

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Obama names task force to examine trust between police and minority communities

President Obama is expected to sign an executive order today creating a new task force on policing and community relations that will deliver by early March recommendations on how to improve trust between police officers and communities — specifically minority communities.Read full article >>

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Sen. Kirk suggests raising money with screening of ‘The Interview’ In the Loop In the Loop

In the Loop: Sen. Kirk suggests raising money with screening of ‘The Interview’

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who is up for reelection in 2016, has an idea to stick it to North Korea while also benefiting his own political interests.“I would say that I’m gonna be trying to hold the first big Kirk for Senate fundraiser at a screening of The Interview, so that everybody shows the North Koreans that you cannot edit what we want to see and do in the United States, under the First...

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Story 13 of 17: awards, time, year
First-Ever People Magazine Awards to Air Tonight on NBC FishbowlNY FishbowlNY

First-Ever People Magazine Awards to Air Tonight on NBC

In case you thought there were far too few awards shows on TV for the celeb-obsessed, People is debuting a new one. The People Magazine Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, will celebrate the year in pop culture and feature appearances from stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lopez. The two-hour event airs tonight on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. “We are excited to launch our inaugural...

12/18/2014 8:55pm · FishbowlNY FishbowlNY

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Looking Back at 9 Years of <i>The Colbert Report</i> (VIDEO) DC - The Huffington Post DC - The Huffington Post

Farewell, Stephen Colbert. (And hello, Stephen Colbert.)

In a culture as fickle and fast as ours, it ought to be impossible to keep a running joke aloft for nine years and still have it play in a vibrant and smart way night after night, but that's what comic actor Stephen Colbert and his crew achieved with "The Colbert Report," which ends its run...

12/19/2014 2:35am · News - Chicago Tribune News - Chicago Tribune

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Serial</em> Episode 12: What We Don't Know The Wire The Wire

Serial Episode 12: What We Don't Know

Conor Friedersdorf, Tanya Basu, and Katie Kilkenny discuss the latest episode of WBEZ Chicago's popular non-fiction podcast Serial. Friedersdorf: The final episode of Serial's first season, "What We Know," was strong: Over the course of 55 minutes, we heard some new information, including interviews with sources who only recently agreed to speak with Sarah Koenig, and got a...

12/18/2014 8:50pm · The Wire The Wire

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FOX News Radio Hires Jon Decker As WH Correspondent FishbowlDC FishbowlDC

FOX News Radio Hires Jon Decker As WH Correspondent

FOX News Radio (FNR) has announced the hiring of Jon Decker as a White House correspondent. Decker will make his debut with FNR on January 5th, 2015 and will represent the station in the White House press corps. As FNR’s White House correspondent, he will be based in Washington, DC and cover all White House related news. Decker is joining the station from SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “White House...

12/18/2014 10:10pm · FishbowlDC FishbowlDC

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Uber Voluntarily Suspends Service In A US City For The First Time Ever Business Insider Business Insider

Uber Voluntarily Suspends Service In A US City For The First Time Ever

Uber has agreed to stop operating in Portland, Oregon, for three months while city officials create new regulations for taxis. But Uber will keep running cars in the Portland metro area outside the Portland city limits, the company said in a blog post. This is the first time Uber has ever stopped its services voluntarily in a US city. It did stop operating in Las Vegas in November after a court...

12/18/2014 11:29pm · Business Insider Business Insider
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