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Today is Friday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2014. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day.Today's Highlight in History:On Dec. 26, 2004, more than 230,000 ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region, a rights group said on Friday. A monk ...more

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KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous ...more

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament that has stalled legislative elections.Evans Paul was named to ...more

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a disruptive passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles to land at the Albuquerque International Sunport between 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday.Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron told the Al ...more

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KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the sixth day of their holiday vacation in Hawaii on Thursday:— SUNNY CHRISTMAS MORNING: The Obama family gathered in their Kailua rental home to open Christmas ...more

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WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Neil Olson put up a Christmas tree when two of his sons went off to war in 1974, vowing not to take it down until all six children returned to his Wisconsin home for Christmas. The same tree, he says, is still standing in his living ...more

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes by authorities in five northern states of Malaysia hit by the Southeast Asian' nation's worst monsoon floods in decades. Extremely high levels of floodwate ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1dcGPu6) that the minimum wage in the state will hit $9.47 an hour then. The minimum wage in neighboring Ore ...more