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Lawsuit claims meatloaf killed parents

The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain's meatloaf.

Mark and Ann Starcher say a tainted meal that their parents shared from a local Bob Ev...

Pakistan school bullet hole

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Pakistani military kills Taliban fighters

Dozens of Taliban militants were killed in crackdowns across the country on Friday, the Pakistani military and intelligence officials said.

Security forces killed 32 militants who were moving toward the Afghan border in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pa...

Dianne Feinstein

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Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake of news that North Korea was behind the Sony Entertainment cyberattack.

"We're doing what w...

Osama bin Laden file

CNN

Report detailed shortcomings of assassination, capture

Targeted assassinations or the capture of senior insurgent leaders in larger counterinsurgency operations can provide both positive and negative outcomes according to a classified CIA document posted by the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks on Thursday.

Th...

Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush's banking career ripe for attack

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's decision to step down from his advisory role at British bank Barclays at the end of the year became the latest indication he's gearing up to jump into the presidential race --- and underscored one of the main liabilitie...

Rick Perry glasses

CNN

Rick Perry likes Jeb Bush, but for how long?

As Rick Perry sat in the Texas governor's mansion about a month before he prepares to hand over the reins after 14 years in office and contemplates another run for the White House, he fondly remembered his "good friend" Jeb Bush, who announced this w...

Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert hosts last 'Report'

Goodbye, Stephen Colbert. We hardly knew you.

In fact, that was the idea, wasn't it?

Colbert -- the pugnacious, "nation"-inspiring champion -- hosted his last "Colbert Report" on Comedy Central Thursday night. About six months from now, he will take a ...

Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren slammed for Native American ads

Ralph Lauren's 2014 holiday ad campaign for its RRL line is being raked over the coals on social media for its "assimilation aesthetic," featuring what appear to be antique photos of stoic Native Americans dressed in Western attire.

Ruth Hopkins, a co...

Monopoly man balloon

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Top 1%: What they made, what they paid

What does it take to make it into the top 1%?

In 2012, it took at least $435,000 in adjusted gross income to be considered one of the fabled top 1% households, according to the latest data from the IRS.

That's a healthy jump from the $389,000 it took t...

Avon

Avon fined for bribing Chinese officials

Beauty goods company Avon has been fined $135 million by the SEC for bribing Chinese officials with luxury goods -- everything from Gucci bags to Tiffany pens.

The SEC alleged that Avon's subsidiary in China doled out $8 million in bribes -- cash, gif...

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Uber to temporarily suspend service in Portland

Uber is standing down for the next three months in Portland, just one of the cities where it has run into trouble.

The company said it would stop picking up customers there for three months after the city sued, asking a judge to order Uber to stop op...

Mirai Toyota

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Toyota's futuristic, freaky fuel-cell car

Toyota's new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is worth a good, serious look. It won't be easy, though. While hydrogen fuel cell cars are mired in controversy, there's one thing everyone seems to agree on about this one.

It is kind of ugly.

Toyota's des...

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On this day: December 19

first edition of A Christmas Carol, 1843

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"A Christmas Carol" is first published, the NHL plays its first games, Apollo 17 splashes down, and the U.S. House impeaches President Bill Clinton, all on this day.

Ice pancakes baffle experts

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Jamie Urqhart/River Dee Trust

Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

What to know: Boko Haram

Hunting Boko Haram

CNN

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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