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This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Seth Rogen, center, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, arriving in North Korea to a welcoming crowd in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)
AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hackingAP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking, federal investigators say
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
How revived ties with Cuba came to beCuba initiative unfolded in 18 months of secret talks with assists from pope, Canada
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FILE - In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)
The ill-fated schemes to upend CastroWhether poison cigars, exploding seashell or invasion, schemes to upend Castro never worked
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks after accepting the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award during a ceremony in New York. Clinton, the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination should she run again, did not comment on President Barack Obama's Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 announcement on resuming relations with Cuba, but has previously called the embargo a failure, writing in her most recent memoir it gives the Castro regime "a foil to blame for Cuba's economic woes." She said in June the U.S. should end the embargo and normalize relations with Cuba. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Obama reignites political debate over CubaObama's Cuba push reignites political debate over American relations with communist nation
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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D) of New Jersey disagrees with the president's position on Cuba. Menendez  and  U.S. Senator Cory Booker, not pictured, are in Sayreville, NJ to announce and discuss final passage of a federal tax break to protect struggling Sandy victims from an unfair tax hit. Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record, MICHAEL KARAS)
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policyObama's new policy on Cuba unlikely to be stopped by Congress despite some strong objections
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)
N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest everSony faces losses on multiple fronts from unprecedented cyberattack linked to North Korea
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Reports: jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrestReports: jailed Russian tycoon released from house arrest; company stocks soar
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In this Dec. 2, 2014, photo, Jan Collins, speaks along side her husband, Irving Faunce, during an interview with The Associated Press at her home in Wilton, Maine. The couple's adopted son, Gordon Collins-Faunce, was convicted of murdering his 10-week-old son, Ethan Henderson, on May 8, 2012. The child’s death raised questions about the Maine Department of Health and Human Services' handling of the case. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as officials fail to protectAP IMPACT: At least 786 kids die of abuse or neglect under watch of child protective services
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Markus Kaarma listens as a jury pronounces him guilty of deliberate homicide, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Missoula County District Court in Missoula, Mont., in the shooting death of Diren Dede, a foreign exchange student from Germany who trespassed in to Kaarma's garage last spring.  He faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 11. His lawyers plan to appeal. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)
'Stand your ground' defense fails in Montana murder trialMontana man convicted in German student's death in 'stand your ground' self-defense case
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  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 PM
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
  • Winchester man charged with breaking and entering in Leesburg

    Stephen Price, 54, of Winchester broke into a residential home Dec. 15, according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 01:00 PM
  • Leesburg boy aims to donate 1,000 toys to Toys for Tots

    LEESBURG, Va. A 12-year-old Loudoun County boy has had the spirit of giving since he was very young. WJLA-TV Arlington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:27 AM
  • Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

    A principal who has been running Northern Virginia's first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal's license. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 07:50 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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