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Study: Hack attack aimed at ISIS' opposition

North Korea, with its previous technologically laggard image, may have just shocked the world with some alleged hacking savvy, but when ISIS comes to mind, so does the terrorists' digital bent.

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CNN

Ex-member of Syrian parliament ends hunger strike in D.C.

Moustafa Mohamad said his long hunger strike in Washington, D.C., was meant to draw attention plight of people in besieged Syrian city of Kobani.

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 Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children. A key commander among five killed in battle.

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Gruesome discovery in abandoned storage unit

When Regina Zimmer bid $40 on an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, near Sacramento, all she did before the purchase was look at the unit from the outside and hope to find something valuable.

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$50 million settlement reached in Indiana stage collapse

A $50 million settlement has been reached in the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair during a wind storm in 2011, a lawyer for injured survivors and relatives of those killed said Friday.

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Police: Mother arrested in children's deaths

The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday morning.

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Southern California woman accused of killing 4 while intoxicated

A 56-year-old Southern California woman was charged Friday with driving intoxicated into a crowd exiting a church Christmas program, killing four people. Margo Julie Bronstein pleaded not guilty.

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Arapahoe County Sheriff

James Holmes' parents speak out

Don't kill our son, the parents of Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes pleaded Friday in their first public statement since the July 2012 attack that left 12 people dead.

"We do not know how many victims of the theater shooti...

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Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its computers and stole data on 1.16 million shoppers' credit cards and debit cards.

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Columbia Pictures

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

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'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

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CNN

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

President Barack Obama prodded Congress to eliminate the United States' decades-old Cuba embargo Friday, saying that improving relations with the communist country will help open its "hermetically sealed society."

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Holmes' parents plea for son's life to be spared

Parents of James Holmes, facing trial for the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting…

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Couple: Craigslist couch infested with bed bugs

A South Carolina couple got more than they bargained for when they purchased a couch…

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Best of 2014: CPR saves squirrel

If you saw a drowning squirrel floating in a swimming pool would you attempt…

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Obama's end-of-year message

President Barack Obama holds his year-end press conference at the White House.

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Obama: 'Sony made a mistake'

President Barack Obama said Sony "made a mistake" in halting the release of its film…

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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

Rogen Franco Interview poster

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

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

Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

'Colbert Report' says goodbye with record ratings

The Colbert Nation tuned in big time to say goodbye to "The Colbert Report."

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Secret Cinema to hold protest screening

Events company Secret Cinema has said it will hold a simultaneous screening of an…

Environmental News

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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