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GOP senator supports better ties with Cuba
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked."
Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking
In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing their online credentials.
Obama says people should 'go to the movies'
President Barack Obama says his administration is taking the cyberattack against Sony studios seriously. He says people should "go to the movies."
AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking
Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.
Christie says he'll discuss 2016 with family over holidays
Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential presidential bid with his family over the holidays, then make a decision soon after that.
Saudi says oil decisions not linked to politics
Saudi Arabia's Petroleum Minister Ali Naimi says there are no links between the kingdom's decision to oppose production cuts and politics.
Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence
Federal prosecutors have sued New York City to speed reforms at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
Putin says sanctions helped cause Russia's economic crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Western sanctions are 25-30 percent responsible for Russia's economic crisis.
Pope: 'Small steps' toward diplomacy
Pope Francis says the U.S. and Cuba have taken "small steps" toward diplomacy and peacemaking.
What's the cost for Sony?
NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures, which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea, may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
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