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Florida same-sex marriages possible Jan. 6

Florida appears set to recognize same-sex marriages on January 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to further delay a lower court's finding that the state's ban on the unions is unconstitutional.

The high court Friday night, without exp...

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2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side.

The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an area wit...

Hundreds of people rallied at shopping mall

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Members of Black Lives Matter converge on Minneapolis-area megamall

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators from Black Lives Matter raised their voices at the Mall of America.

Pataki blames mayor for shootings of 2 NYPD officers

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Finger pointing starts after NYPD officers' killings

Not too long after a man ambushed and killed two police officers sitting in a patrol car in New York City , the finger-pointing started.

Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday in Brooklyn, and shot both in th...

A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.

At least five militants, including a key commander, were kille...

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Obama condemns killing of 2 NYPD officers

President Obama issued a statement Saturday "unconditionally" condemning the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers. "Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight ...," he said.

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Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

Police have charged the 37-year-old woman in Friday's deaths in a suburb of Cairns....

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2 NYPD officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead

Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two New York City cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn.

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Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

The video obtained by ABC News shows the couple in handcuffs immediately after the February elevat...

NYC police brutality protests Dec 12

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NYPD makes 3 arrests in protest assaults

Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday.

The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to th...

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Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comed...

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U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified them as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and M...

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NYPD officers ambushed and killed

Two New York City police officers are dead after being ambushed this afternoon.

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North Korea responds to hacking allegations

North Korea is speaking up about the cyberattack against Sony Pictures.

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North Korea responds to cyberattack allegations

North Korea fires back after U.S. President Barack Obama says the nation was behind…

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On Camera: Twin panda cubs debut in Japan

Visitors flock to zoo to see twin giant panda cubs in Wakayama Prefecture in Japan.

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Delivery driver fights off attacker

A Rhode Island delivery truck driver was almost relieved of his truck during an…

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The origins of holiday traditions

Have you ever wondered where the tradition of putting up a tree for Christmas came…

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The history of gas prices

As gas prices continue to drop, take a look back at what we have paid for a gallon…

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Guide to holiday etiquette

'Tis the season for family, friends, gifts, holiday parties -- and all the rules of…

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How well do you know your Christmas carols?

How well do you know your Christmas carols? Test your knowledge here!

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20 Black Friday shopping tips

The day after Thanksgiving -- known as Black Friday -- is one of the year's biggest…

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10 ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Anticipating a lot of leftovers after next week's Thanksgiving feast? Click here…

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Police: Pot-smoking perp plasters poop on cell walls

A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police said he smeared his feces on the…

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Man may lose arm after dog shoots him

A Wyoming man suffered a gunshot wound Monday when his dog stepped on a firearm in…

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103-year-old gets 8th hole in one

A 103-year-old in Florida must have a lot of luck on his side, sinking his eighth…

Entertainment Headlines

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Madonna responds to leak by releasing songs

It's an early Christmas for Madonna fans.

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Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"…

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Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy…

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Space-based solar power

Space-based solar: the energy of the future?

In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's…

CLIMATE CHANGE DEFORESTATION BRAZIL 2014

Nations reach climate change draft agreement

Nations working on a global treaty to combat climate change and handle its ill…

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China ivory craze kills 100,000 elephants

China's skyrocketing appetite for ivory is leading to the unsustainable slaughter of…

Travel Headlines

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Best places for Christmas lights in the U.S.

Christmas in the United States is a combination of traditions from around the world.

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TSA finds gun packed in a PlayStation 2

Game over for a Brooklyn man who tried to conceal parts of a .22-caliber…

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Strange ice pancakes appear on Scottish river

Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel…

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