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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.
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Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference

The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.
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Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats

"That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.
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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.
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Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.
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Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

Mary Scholey, 82, of Sheffield, England, begins her Christmas shopping in early November. She has 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to buy for.
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Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.
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Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.
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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.
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After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry

Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.

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