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Midday Roundup: NYPD, mayor face off at second officer’s funeral

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Newsworthy | Tense memorial. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor slain New York police officer Wenjian Liu. FBI Director James Comey spoke at the funeral service honoring…

After free-speech row, Sony agrees to release The Interview

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Movies | As North Korea felt the effects of an attack on its internet systems, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced it will release The Interview , the satirical comedy…

Midday Roundup: All they want for Christmas is a driver’s license

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Newsworthy | Overruled. People who entered the United States illegally are lining up for drivers licenses in Arizona today after U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled…

Midday Roundup: FBI formally accuses North Korea of Sony hack

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Newsworthy | Cyber movie mayhem. The Obama administration is taking seriously what may be the most extensive cyberattack in U.S. history. FBI officials announced this…

Midday Roundup: Sony pulls anti-North Korea film over threats, hacking

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Newsworthy | Off-screen drama. The United States has connected the North Korean government with cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, Fox News reported. Sony on Wednesday…

Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

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Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Taliban kills 130, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

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Terrorism | The Taliban attacked a school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar earlier today, killing about 130 people, most of them children. At least half a…

Three dead after police end standoff with extremist in Sydney

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Terrorism | Three people died and four were injured during the dramatic finale of a 16-hour standoff between police and a terrorist in a Sydney business district today.

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

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Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Senate report: CIA interrogations crossed the line

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a grisly report on the CIA’s torture practices in the post 9/11 years. The report claims to debunk the…

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