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"In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed."

—Leo C. Rosten

 

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GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:00 -0500 
    Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.


Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:00 -0500 
    Gen. Sherman burned the plantation down on his way to Savannah, and now the descendant of the planter and the grandchild of that planter's emancipated slave delight in sharing their story.


Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism' 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0500 
    On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.


Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:36:00 -0500 
    Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.


Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:33:00 -0500 
    The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.


Did North Korea Benefit From The Sony Cyberattack? 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500 
    The FBI says North Korea was responsible for the Sony cyber hack. North Korea denies involvement. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about possible next steps with Georgetown University professor Victor Cha.


Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:15:00 -0500 
    Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.


Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do? 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:40:00 -0500 
    If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.


Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:33:00 -0500 
    A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.


2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0500 
    The two officers were shot inside of their marked patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot.


Montana Shooter Found Guilty Despite State's 'Castle Doctrine' 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:05:00 -0500 
    More than 30 states have laws that allow people to use deadly force if they have a reasonable fear for their life or property. But this week, a Montana jury said that type of law has its limits.


Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:20:00 -0500 
    An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.


Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:38:00 -0500 
    He flew nearly 150 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, but after the war, Steward returned home and was denied a mortgage because of his skin color.


Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:53:00 -0500 
    Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of The Interview.


4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan 
  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:25:00 -0500 
    The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.
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GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:18:00 -0500
Bound By A Plantation, Two Georgians Remember A Special Christmas  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:52:00 -0500
Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:58:00 -0500
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