North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle
North Korea announced Thursday it had executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, declaring him a traitor who tried to overthrow the state. The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek -- long ...
In North Korea, Kim Jong Un rises, and advisers are shoved aside
North Korean leader's uncle 'executed over corruption'
Uncertainty after North Korea announces execution of leader's uncle
San Francisco Chronicle
Hostage's family: Time for US to "step up" after CIA revelations
Washington and Tehran are under scrutiny after new revelations about Robert Levinson, the man held captive longer than any other American. The Associated Press reports that Levinson, a retired FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly seven years ago, ...
American kidnapped in Iran on CIA mission, Robert Levinson, failed by US ...
American missing in Iran for nearly 7 years was working for the CIA: AP
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Would-be millionaires rush into second-largest US lottery drawing
Dec 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $400 million, prompting a rush of ticket-buying by people betting their luck will hold out when the second-largest drawing on record takes place on the night of Friday the 13th.
$400M at stake in Friday's Mega Millions drawing
$12.8M Pick 6 lottery ticket is sold in Hudson County
Mega Millions jackpot hits $400 million, second-largest in lottery's history
U.S. News & World Report
Congress: Bipartisanship in the House, polarization in the Senate?
NBC's Michael O'Brien: "The House of Representatives approved a modest budget agreement that would essentially forestall the threat of a government shutdown through late 2015 in a Thursday evening vote. The budget framework, which enjoys the support ...
War of words over bipartisan budget deal continues
Cracks in tea party front emerge in House vote on budget deal (+video)
Why This Round of the Republican Civil War Was Different
Rich kid gets probation for drunk-driving deaths. His defense? 'Affluenza.' (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
The case of a rich Texas teenager who received probation but no jail time after killing four people in a drunk driving car crash in June has sparked a new debate about money, power, and punishment after the teen's defense team argued he was the victim of ...
South Africans Have Last Chance for Nelson Mandela Farewell (2)
People react as the funeral cortege of former South African president Nelson Mandela passes by on his way to the Union Buildings for the lying in state in Pretoria on Dec. 12, 2013. Photographer: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images. South Africans lined up for ...
Thousands Turned Away as Mourners Say Final Goodbye to Mandela
Mandela memorial interpreter 'faced murder and rape charges'
Thousands continue to pay respects to Mandela
Producer prices fall for third straight month in November
WASHINGTON Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices fell for a third straight month in November, pointing to a lack of inflation that could give the Federal Reserve pause as it weighs the future of its monthly bond purchases. The Labor Department said on ...
Wholesale Prices in US Fell for Third Month in November (1)
US Producer Prices Fall 0.1% in November
US wholesale costs fall for 3rd month on cheap gas
New York Times
No Excuses and No More Silence
No More Silence Back in March, I attended an anti-violence rally in Elizabeth, NJ as a representative of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It was one of many humbling and heart-breaking moments I would have this past year. At the rally, filled ...
The most loved, and hated, gun in America
Mark Kelly: No movement on gun control since Newtown
Poll: Support for tougher gun laws dropping
Review: Beyonce's album a feast for eyes, ears
On her surprise fifth studio album linking 14 new tracks with 14 music videos, Beyonce reveals more than just her amazing post-baby body and showstopper production quality. With no advertising she dropped the album early Friday morning, posted on ...
Beyonce releases surprise album on iTunes
Beyoncé, album review: 'the most X-rated pop album since Madonna's Erotica'
Demi Lovato Reveals The Five Stages Of Reacting To Beyonce's Surprise Album
Judge says giant cross must be removed from San Diego mountain
(CNN) -- A giant cross that has stood on a Southern California mountain for decades must be removed because it violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a judge ordered this week. The order Thursday by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ...
Federal judge orders large cross taken off Mount Soledad
Korean War memorial ordered to take down Christian cross
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