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    Sunday's forecast: Showers for much of the Southeast

    Sunday's forecast: Showers for much of the SoutheastThe national weather forecast for Sunday, December 21 calls for showers for much of the Southeast and the Pacific Northwest, while it will be dry and cold in New England.
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    Police brutality protesters storm Mall of America

    Police brutality protesters storm Mall of AmericaAt least twelve people were arrested at the Mall of America on Saturday during a police brutality protest. Despite mall warnings that the facility is private property, hundreds gathered to demonstrate.
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    Woman uses love of baking to help those in need

    Woman uses love of baking to help those in needOne Houston woman is using her love of baking as a way to help others this holiday season. So far, Inge Liesner has baked 70 cakes to sell around her retirement home, with every penny donated to help senior citizens in her area.
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    Woman owns how many Santa Claus figurines?!

    Woman owns how many Santa Claus figurines?!Wanda Emde's passion for collecting Santa Claus figurines began 50 years ago. This 80-year-old now has so many figurines that she has to number them to keep track.
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    State Department issues worldwide travel alert

    State Department issues worldwide travel alertThe State Department is warning Americans to remain vigilant as they travel abroad over the holidays. The worldwide alert comes days after a deadly hostage standoff gripped Sydney.
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    See cop narrowly miss being hit by runaway truck

    See cop narrowly miss being hit by runaway truckA near-fatal accident was caught on video as a runaway FedEx truck slammed into a parked patrol car on the side of a Georgia highway. No one was injured in the accident but the truck driver was trapped inside his vehicle for more than an hour.
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    Deadly Listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    Deadly Listeria outbreak linked to caramel applesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against eating prepackaged apples following a Listeria outbreak that killed four people and sickened dozens more cross the country.
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    Obama: U.S. will respond to North Korea as we choose

    Obama: U.S. will respond to North Korea as we choosePresident Obama said the U.S. will "respond proportionally...in a manner we choose" to North Korea's massive cyber attack on Sony over the film 'The Interview.' He made the comments before North Korea ordered a joint probe into the hacking.
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    Cuddling lion cubs can't get any cuter

    Cuddling lion cubs can't get any cuterWatch these lion cubs snuggle and play with eachother at The Cincinnati Zoo.
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    Sony CEO: 'We did not cave'

    Sony CEO: 'We did not cave'On the heels of Obama's pointed comments, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton gave his first television interview to CNN, saying "We have not caved. We have not given in."
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    Saturday's forecast: Dry in Midwest, South gets wet

    Saturday's forecast: Dry in Midwest, South gets wetThe national weather forecast for Saturday, December 19, calls for rain in the Northwest, dry and cold from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic, and a storm across the Southeast.
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    Obama holds press conference, only calls on women

    Obama holds press conference, only calls on womenObama started his final question-and-answer session of the year by calling on Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico, then proceeded to take questions only from women until April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks got the last query.
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    Mom's life forever changed in trampoline park accident

    Mom's life forever changed in trampoline park accidentA woman's life changed forever after jumping at a trampoline park and becoming paralyzed from the waist down.
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    Homeless man, dog reunite thanks to help from strangers

    Homeless man, dog reunite thanks to help from strangersPeople across the world raised money for Pete Bachmann, who walked five miles every day to visit his dog, Buster, at Faithful Friends. Bachmann will also receive a used truck and has found a job and an apartment. Photo and video shot by Daniel Sato.
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    Obama loves James 'Flacco?'

    Obama loves James 'Flacco?'While answering a question about "The Interview," President Obama flubbed James Franco's name calling him "James Flacco."
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    'Christmas angel' saves family of 12 from house fire

    'Christmas angel' saves family of 12 from house firePatricia Gustaitis of Wilmington, Delaware recounts how a late night of baking led to her saving a family of 12 from their burning home.
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    Holiday lights can even be seen from space!

    Holiday lights can even be seen from space!A NASA satellite that takes images from space noticed spikes in bright lights at night during the holidays. Even the Martians can tell it's the most wonderful time of the year.
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    David Oyelowo shares A-list movie secrets

    David Oyelowo shares A-list movie secretsDavid Oyelowo portrays Martin Luther King, Jr. in his newest movie, 'Selma.' He sat down with USA TODAY and spilled secrets about working on set for some of his past movies. Video shot by Robert Hanashiro for USA TODAY.
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    Trailer: 'American Sniper'

    Trailer: 'American Sniper'"American Sniper" tells the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who the military credits with the most confirmed kills of any marksman in American history. Starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Directed by Clint Eastwood.
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    Obama: Sony made a mistake pulling 'The Interview'

    Obama: Sony made a mistake pulling 'The Interview'President Obama said he wished Sony would have talked to him before deciding to put 'The Interview' on the shelf.
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    Want to steer clear of the flu? There's an app for that

    Want to steer clear of the flu? There's an app for thatSickweather monitors Facebook and Twitter to track the flu and other illnesses. Researchers have found people's social media posts are strikingly similar to CDC reports.
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    Uber on hold for 3 months in Portland

    Uber on hold for 3 months in PortlandThe ride-sharing company Uber will stop picking up customers in Portland for three months. The agreement comes after weeks of the company operating illegally. The city will now work to update regulations so Uber can operat legally.
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    Dog with 3D printed legs runs faster than owners

    Dog with 3D printed legs runs faster than ownersDerby was born with deformed front legs, but 3D printing technology has put a new spring in his step.
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    Jury OKs jail cams that catch inmates using bathroom

    Jury OKs jail cams that catch inmates using bathroomA federal jury found the City of Puyallup, Washington did not violate the privacy rights of 12 inmates when they recorded them on camera in various forms of undress, including using the bathroom.
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    Man accused of faking heart attack to steal Barbie car

    Man accused of faking heart attack to steal Barbie carTwo men are accused of teaming up to steal a Barbie Car and other toys from a Florida Walmart. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said one man pretended to have a heart attack to create a distraction while the other man wheeled out the goods.
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    James Corden's favorite type of music is boy bands

    James Corden's favorite type of music is boy bandsJames Corden, who plays the baker in Disney's 'Into the Woods,' says bread "is the devil." But he does admit that he has a soft spot for boy bands, especially One Direction. Video shot by Todd Plitt for USA TODAY
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    Trailer: 'Unbroken'

    Trailer: 'Unbroken''Unbroken' is based on the true story of Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini who survived a near-fatal plane crash in WWII only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
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