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Dow sets record, making up for December losses

The Dow Jones industrial average set its first record since Dec. 5 on Monday after jumping more than 150 points.

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NYC mayor meets with families of slain police

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described his meetings Monday with the family members of the two slain New York Police Department officers.

"They are in tremendous pain," he said, "and they are worri...

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The top 10 money stories of 2014

It's time to take a look back at the biggest financial news of the year.

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Columbia to review Rolling Stone missteps

Columbia University's graduate school of journalism will review what went wrong in the making of Rolling Stone's now-disputed article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, the magazine said Monday.

"As soon as they are finished, w...

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Van plows into pedestrians at French market

A van plowed into shoppers at an outdoor Christmas market Monday in Nantes, France, injuring at least nine people in addition to the driver, police said.

Four had serious wounds, plus the driver, police said.

The driver stabbed himself twice after th...

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Pakistan airport cleared after red alert

The Benazir Bhutto International Airport was cleared and resumed operations early Tuesday, after a red alert, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority posted on Twitter.

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New York theater to stage 'The Interview'

"The Interview" may not hit the big screen this weekend as planned, but it will be performed on a small stage in New York.

Joe Cocker, November 2010

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Singer Joe Cocker is dead at 70

Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.

Cocker's performing career spanned som...

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Sony hires 'Scandal' inspiration for PR help

Reality meets fiction re-meets reality: One of the consultants helping Sony Pictures recover from a cyberattack is Judy Smith, the woman described as the inspiration for the hit ABC series "Scandal."

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Instagram and others grapple with anti-cop posts

On Instagram, #shootthepolice is no longer searchable. On Twitter, a hashtag is still visible that groups posts together inciting violence against cops.

Here's one post from Twitter: An image of a gun with the message, "Speak to cops in a language the...

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U.S. hits French company with record bribery fine

A French company has been hit with the largest ever U.S. criminal fine for foreign bribery, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

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Glasgow truck crash kills 6 pedestrians

Six people have died after a garbage truck collided with pedestrians in the center of the Scottish city of Glasgow, police confirmed Monday.

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On this day: December 22

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Christmas tree lights are born, the Lincoln Tunnel opens, Alvin and The Chipmunks hit No. 1, the "Shoe Bomber" tries to take down a transatlantic flight, and "Don't ask, don't tell" is repealed, all on this day.

On this day: December 21

Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon

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The Pilgrims land on Plymouth Rock, the first crossword puzzle is published, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" premieres, Gen. Patton dies, and Elvis visits Nixon at the White House, all on this day.

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