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While U.S. Focuses On Sony Hack, Some Of The World Is In The Dark

The controversy around The Interview is a top story in the U.S., but those in North Korea have no knowledge of the film. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief Anna Fifield.
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Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.
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Decorated Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward Dies At 95

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.
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Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers

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.
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4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

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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Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.
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A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
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'Going There' in 2014

Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she's met and the stories they've shared with her. She remembers her 'Top 5' moments of 2014.
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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.
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Twelve Weeks To A Six-Figure Job

With that pitch, coder boot camps are poised to get much, much bigger. Is this a new education delivery system?

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