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Elected school board question may test mayoral candidates - Chicago Sun-Times

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:17am

Chicago Sun-Times

Elected school board question may test mayoral candidates
Chicago Sun-Times
David Vitale, the president of the Chicago Board of Education, speaks during the board's monthly meeting in November. Mayor Rahm Emanuel opposes a move to elect trustees for school board. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media. When you look at the state ...
Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near homePhilly.com
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son robbedCNN

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Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News - WYFF Greenville

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:17am

WYFF Greenville

Another blackout for Dish customers, this time Fox News
WYFF Greenville
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —For the third time in a month, Dish Network customers are missing out on popular programming due to a dispute with a channel owner. Republicans to theaters: Don't be... 'Colbert Report' says goodbye with... U.S. ends TARP with ...

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Mike Shanahan: Redskins' Robert Griffin III 'can be as good as he wants to be' - Washington Times

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:16am

Washington Times

Mike Shanahan: Redskins' Robert Griffin III 'can be as good as he wants to be'
Washington Times
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Giants won the game 20-6. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) more >. By Zac Boyer - The ...
Mike Shanahan would coach 'right' teamH, believes in Cutler, RG3CBSSports.com
Mike Shanahan doesn't rule out a return to coaching in 2015NBCSports.com

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Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Rules Them All With $90.6 Million - Variety

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 10:05am

Variety

Box Office: 'The Hobbit' Rules Them All With $90.6 Million
Variety
Moviegoers helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle Earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to $90.6 million over its first five days in theaters. The franchise finale debuted Wednesday on 3,875 locations and easily trumped ...

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The 2016 Senate Race Is Already Shaping Up To Be Tougher For Republicans - Huffington Post

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:30am

Sacramento Bee

The 2016 Senate Race Is Already Shaping Up To Be Tougher For Republicans
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into ...
Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016Philly.com

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Dear Santa, How are You Doing? - Salina Journal

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:26am

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Dear Santa, How are You Doing?
Salina Journal
One boy wants to replace Santa's “old hat” and thinks he should be leading a team of dinosaurs, not “rain” deer. Another boy would appreciate a bicycle and a set of “symbols.” A little girl thinks helping mom and grandma around the house is enough to secure ...
Betty Heath: The magic and wonderment of ChristmasLongmont Times-Call
What would Christmas be like with no gifts? That's the reality for some kidsBucks County Courier Times

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Google and MPAA Clash Over Movie Piracy. Google Swiftly Files Suit. - Slate Magazine (blog)

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:22am

Slate Magazine (blog)

Google and MPAA Clash Over Movie Piracy. Google Swiftly Files Suit.
Slate Magazine (blog)
It's been a long week. A lot of stuff has been hacked, and we're all pretty sick of it. If only there were a juicy feud to revive our spirits before the weekend. Enter Google and the Motion Picture Association of America, which have really thrown down in the last 24 ...

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Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough - Reuters UK

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:22am

Reuters UK

Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough
Reuters UK
KOIDU, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - The rapid response team has arrived and the chaos is easing, but medics in a remote Sierra Leonean district are struggling to control a local Ebola outbreak when it's too late to nip it in the bud. A deployment of medical ...

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The Boston Celtics Are Expert Marketers - Hardwood Houdini

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 9:18am

Hardwood Houdini

The Boston Celtics Are Expert Marketers
Hardwood Houdini
Just a few days after Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics worked it out with the NBA to get at least one more nationally televised game for Beantown fans. The game will be on January 2nd, 2015 at home, the first game against ...
NBA scores 2014: Rajon Rondo provides a glimpse and 3 other things we learnedSB Nation

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'Serial' is on to suspicious Santa Claus in 'SNL' parody - Mashable

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:44am

Boston Globe

'Serial' is on to suspicious Santa Claus in 'SNL' parody
Mashable
That's what makes him a perfect case for Serial host Sarah Koenig. Saturday Night Live parodied the popular crime podcast to tackle the story of a little boy who wakes up on Christmas morning to find his dream toy under the tree. But if his mom didn't do it, ...
This 'Saturday Night Live' Serial Parody Is A Christmas MiracleMTV.com
'Serial' Takes On The Truth Behind Santa Claus In This Hilarious SNL SpoofBusiness Insider
'Serial' takes on SantaWashington Post (blog)

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Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll - Huffington Post

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:25am

Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll
Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton's lead over potential 2016 Democratic rivals has shrunk considerably, a new poll finds. According to the poll, from ABC News and the Washington Post, 61% of likely Democratic voters say they would vote for Clinton. This is down from last ...

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Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll - Huffington Post

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:25am

MarketWatch

Hillary Clinton Support Dips In New Poll
Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton's lead over potential 2016 Democratic rivals has shrunk considerably, a new poll finds. According to the poll, from ABC News and the Washington Post, 61% of likely Democratic voters say they would vote for Clinton. This is down from last ...
Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats' 2016 nominationWashington Post (blog)
Populists press Democrats to ease Clinton-era embrace of bankersChicago Tribune
Clinton, Democrats can't find consensus on how to beat Jeb BushSuburbanite

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Real Madrid crowned world champ at Club World Cup - Boston Herald

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:25am

Boston Herald

Real Madrid crowned world champ at Club World Cup
Boston Herald
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos scores the opening goal during the final soccer match between Real Madrid and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). 1. Sunday ...

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Gormley: How they could torture - Ottawa Citizen

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 7:02am

Ottawa Citizen

Gormley: How they could torture
Ottawa Citizen
(FILES) This August 14,2008 file photo shows a man as he crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. The director of the CIA insisted December 9, 2014 that US agents' use of brutal interrogation ...

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Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats' 2016 nomination - Washington Post (blog)

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 6:01am

Hillary Clinton *drops* to a 49-point lead for the Democrats' 2016 nomination
Washington Post (blog)
The year 2014 brought a mixed bag for Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes. Her popularity continued to decline, her book tour drew mixed reviews (along with her book), and some in the liberal wing of the part are urging Elizabeth Warren to challenge her for ...

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Guantanamo inmates released back to Afghanistan - The Times (subscription)

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 3:52am

The Times (subscription)

Guantanamo inmates released back to Afghanistan
The Times (subscription)
Detainees mingle in a common area in Guantanamo after one of their daily meals. Richard Pohle / The Times. James Cowling. Updated 50 minutes ago. Four Afghans held for over a decade at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been ...
Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interviewReuters
US transfers four Guantanamo prisoners to AfghanistanWashington Post
U.S. sends 4 Afghans home from GuantanamoNew York Daily News
Chicago Tribune -Xinhua -Los Angeles Times
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U.S. drone strike kills 5 - Philly.com

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 2:05am

U.S. drone strike kills 5
Philly.com
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A U.S. drone fired two missiles at a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least five Taliban fighters, two security officials said. In a separate operation, the military said Pakistani security forces killed five ...

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SDSU still sluggish but tops Ball State - U-T San Diego

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 1:07am

U-T San Diego

SDSU still sluggish but tops Ball State
U-T San Diego
San Diego State players and coaches have talked expectantly about the night when they stop turning the ball over, when their 3s make the net dance, when their free throws are automatic, when their defense is cranked up to another level, when they run and ...
Shepard leads No. 19 SDSU over Ball St, 70-57San Francisco Chronicle
Recap: San Diego St vs. Ball StateMerced Sun-Star

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Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24 - Idaho Potato Bowl - The Detroit News

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:58pm

Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24 - Idaho Potato Bowl
The Detroit News
Air Force running back Paco Solano (22) is tackled by Western Michigan linebacker Jarrell McKinney during the second half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Air Force won 38-24.

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Top 25 Capsules - Boston Herald

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:45pm

San Francisco Chronicle

Top 25 Capsules
Boston Herald
LAS VEGAS — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ...
Men's basketball Booker, Wildcats earn historic winWilkes Barre Times-Leader
UCLA sees Alamo Bowl as a prelude to next seasonLos Angeles Times

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