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NYC police brutality protests Dec 12

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NYPD makes 3 arrests in protest assaults

Three more anti-police protesters being sought for allegedly assaulting a pair of New York officers on the Brooklyn Bridge have been arrested, police said Saturday.

The assaults occurred one week ago when tens of thousands of demonstrators took to th...

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Republicans to theaters: Don't be 'bullied,' show Sony's 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee has a message for theater owners: Put "The Interview" back on your screens.

In a letter obtained first by CNN, RNC chairman Reince Priebus encouraged the CEOs of 10 major theater chains to show the controversial comed...

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U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified them as Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and M...

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U.S. seeks China's help against cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.

"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to shar...

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Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"

This weekend the embattled movie studio is in active discussions with potential distribution partners, figuring out if there's a way forward for the film that provoked a ...

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Pacific storm could mark early holiday woe

Another Pacific storm is expected to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding, mudslides and debris flows, just a week after similar rains left widespread devastation.

Flood watches and winter weather advisories now exist thr...

A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.

At least five militants, including a key commander, were kille...

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UN warns over new DR Congo violence

Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations and Human Rights Watch.

The U.N. High Commissioner f...

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Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm back to where I used to be'

What a difference a year makes.

American ski star Lindsey Vonn exorcised the ghosts of a grueling fight back from injury with victory on the slopes of Val d'Isere, Saturday.

A year ago on the same snow, the 30-year-old aggravated a right knee injury, w...

Humanitarian Aid to Sinjar Mountains

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Kurds claim to take Iraq's Sinjar town

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis.

The Kurdistan Region Secu...

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Unicef: 1.7 million Ukraine children at risk

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh winter weather.

Many families have been forced from their ...

Child carrying flowers 8 kids slain Australia

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Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

The 37-year-old woman is under arrest on suspicion of murder and remains under poli...

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