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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar and Chairman of Federation of Russia's Jewish Organizations Alexander Boroda in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Jailed Russian tycoon leaves house arrestJailed Russian tycoon released from house arrest before Putin event; company stocks soar
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Police: 1 dead, several hurt in California crash1 dead, several injured as car slams into pedestrians on California highway
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In this Nov. 5, 2014, former Real Madrid and Spain star Raul , centre, congratulates San Lorenzo players, as they play Qatar’s Aspire Academy in Doha. Qatar is relying on the academy to train what it hopes will be a competitive team at the World Cup it is hosting in 2022. (AP Photo/John Leicester)
Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022Qatar: Building a team to spring a surprise, showcase little nations at 2022 World Cup
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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
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2004 file photo, Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Lynton is seen in Beverly Hills, Calif. In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages blamed on employees keeping too many old emails and hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials. The company’s chief executive regularly was reminded in unsecure emails from his executive assistant of his own secret passwords for his and his family’s mail, banking, travel and shopping accounts, according to a review of more than 32,000 stolen corporate emails circulating on the Internet. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
Sony emails show a studio ripe for hackingSony emails reveal loose use of passwords and IDs, ripe for hacking
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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
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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 Press1 hour 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
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Maryland police shoot 15 civilians, but the only cop prosecuted is the one who killed a puppy

    In an article dated July 2013, I described how police in Montgomery County Maryland, a D.C. Suburb, shot 14 individuals and killed 9 over the prior three years . This included killing a man with an ice pick, killing a man threatening suicide and killing a robbery suspect after a hostage escaped. OpEdNews, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:25 PM
  • Santa roars into town; cops follow

    Montgomery County Police motor squad's Santa Ride 2014, to benefit The Children's Inn at NIH, stops at the Olney town center plaza on Wednesday. Officer Robert Ladany and wife Jackie portray Santa and Mrs. Claus. Gazette.net, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 08:37 PM
  • Opinions clash over Rockville facilities ordinance change

    The question of how Rockville determines the impact of new building development has fueled concerns about overcrowded schools and sparked debate over whether the mayor and City Council even have the authority to change the city's standard in the first place. Councilman Tom Moore has proposed changing the city's adequate public facilities standards - which lays out its policies for controlling how development affects school enrollment, along with other issues such as traffic, and water, sewer, fire and emergency services - to bring the school policy in line with that followed by Montgomery County. Gazette.net, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 07:28 PM
  • Montgomery County to probe handling of abuse allegations

    Montgomery officials have scheduled a public session to examine the county school system's child abuse policies and procedures amid heightened concerns about how the district addresses alleged incidents of sexual abuse on school grounds. The action follows an uproar about two arrests for inappropriate touching of students that went undisclosed for weeks at Damascus and Germantown middle schools. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:42 PM
  • Will it be 'White Flint' or 'Pike District'?

    The development team revamping a key stretch of Rockville Pike in Montgomery County have opted to drop the old "White Flint" name for "Pike District." It's an attempt to help with rebranding and changing the public's perception of the area from a slow-going, traffic-clogged region to a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly environment. Business Journal, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 08:16 AM
  • Opponents win latest round in marathon fight over Costco gas station in Wheaton

    After the longest zoning proceeding in official memory, a Montgomery County hearing examiner has recommended denial of Costco's request to place a 16-pump gas station at its store at Wheaton Westfield mall. Martin Grossman, hearing examiner for the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, said in a 492-page report released Friday that Costco had failed to completely meet the burden of justification for a special exception to existing zoning in the Kensington Heights neighborhood. The Washington Post, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 02:34 PM
  • NTSB releases prelim. Gaithersburg plane crash report

    The NTSB has released a preliminary report on the plane crash that left six people dead on December 8. On December 8, NTSB releases prelim. Gaithersburg plane crash report GAITHERSBURG, Md. WUSA-TV Washington, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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