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8 children found stabbed to death in Australia home
Washington Post
Updated. Eight children have been found stabbed to death near the town of Cairns in for northeastern Australia, according to Australian Broadcasting and other news outlets. So far, no information is available from authorities about the circumstances of the ...
Eight children found dead in house in AustraliaIrish Times
Stabbings in Cairns, Australia leave 8 children dead, woman
8 children found dead in Australian homeUSA TODAY
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Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes his first public appearance ...State Column
Friends of Marathon bombing suspect due in courtWHDH-TV
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Why Hollywood is hating on Sony, but the media share some blame
Fox News
The company's decision to bow to threats of violence from the North Korean-backed hackers has plunged the media giant into a cauldron of Hollywood hate. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. Sarah Silverman: “All joking aside, we just gave a comfy ...
For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility gridsReuters
US Struggles for Response to Sony HackWall Street Journal
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Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre
Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. Meanwhile ...
The Peshawar AttacksBBC News
Cleric abandons Taliban support over school massacrePress TV
Pakistani Military Kills 32 Militants in AmbushNewsweek
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Washington Post

How to Lift Cuba Embargo: More Trade, and a Few Cigars
The president has made his decision on Cuba, but the rest is up to Congress. Carter Dougherty. (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama billed opening Cuba as a chance for trade to promote political change, and he's sending Commerce Secretary Penny ...
For US and Cuba, normalcy will take many stepsU-T San Diego
Dreams and doubts in Cuba after US thawDaily Mail
Deal between U.S. and Cuba will yield few real changes:
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State Column

Secret Service needs to raise the White House fence, panel says
State Column
Raising the fence would provide agents with a few more precious seconds to determine whether the threat is real or not. An independent panel is recommending that the United States Secret Service raise the fence surrounding the White House by four or five ...
Panel finds Secret Service leadership lackingFox News
Review finds Need of Training, more Staff at Secret ServiceUncover Michigan
Secret Service needs outside leadership to drive culture change, review findsWashington Times
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Irish Independent

US 'not fully ready' for disaster
Irish Independent
The US government is not fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural disaster, lacking effective coordination, congressional investigators have found. Ads by Google. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments.
GAO report finds US unprepared for catastrophic disasterFox News
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Banks again get permission to risk your money
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
One month after the Republicans' landslide victory, the GOP-controlled House finally passed a bill. Is it about jobs, jobs, jobs? No, it's about deregulation of the banks. While the magician Fox News has everyone's attention centered on the “scary black man,” ...

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Police: Abducted 5-year-old NY boy found dead
New York police say a 5-year-old boy abducted from a home outside Albany has been found dead. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told local media at about 3 a.m. Friday that the body of Kenneth White was found by a sheriff's K-9 unit conducting a search ...

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BBC News

Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in
BBC News
Ain al-Asad air base, the largest in Iraq's western province of Anbar, has been encircled by militants from Islamic State (IS). The BBC's Quentin Sommerville, the first Western journalist to make it to the facility since IS launched a nationwide offensive in June, ...
Isis latest: At least three leaders of extremist militant group killed in US airstrikes ...The Independent
Air strikes kill several Daesh leaders in Iraq: US
Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to
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