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Sony Will Show 'The Interview' In Some Theaters

After criticism for pulling the release of its comedy film, Sony announced Tuesday that the movie will have a limited release on Christmas Day. The first takers for the film were independent theaters.
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Cubans Celebrate The Return Of Three Last Spies

The three intelligence agents were the remaining imprisoned members of the Cuban Five spy ring. Cubans view them as heroes: Their faces are everywhere, and Cubans even know them by their first names.
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In Miami, Mixed Emotions Over Release Of Cuban Spies

Obama's release of three Cuban spies sparked outrage among Miami's white-haired Cuban exiles, but the exiles' American-born children and grandchildren see a bright future in U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing to join Facebook. Stoehr was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight.
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FDA Proposes End To Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Men who haven't had sex with other men in a year will be allowed to donate blood under a proposed change in FDA policy.
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Serial Host Sarah Koenig Says She Set Out To Report, Not Exonerate

The podcast is a reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee. Her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence but has always maintained his innocence.
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Some Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made, allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.
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Being Thin Doesn't Spare Asian-Americans From Diabetes Risk

Guidelines just out from the American Diabetes Association say Asian-Americans with a typically healthy body mass index can still be running a substantial risk for developing diabetes.
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Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.
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U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate; Dow Surpasses 18,000

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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