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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill

The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015.

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Police looking for Pennsylvania suspect find body

A body has been found near the home of a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

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Last minute shoppers fear not! Amazon extends Christmas deadline

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending free-shipping to Dec. 19.

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Big tech aims at talent shortage with ‘Hour of Code’

Call it the thinking man's ice bucket challenge.

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Survey: Drugs, binge drinking down among U.S. teens

The annual survey of teens shows marijuana use is leveling off and some other drug use dropping.

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New Surgeon General makes history

The Senate confirmed the long-delayed nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy for surgeon general on Monday.

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130 killed, mostly children, in Pakistani school attack

Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

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Families of Sandy Hook shooting victims sue gunmaker

The families of nine people killed in the 2012 attack on a Connecticut elementary school filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.

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Police surround Philadelphia-area home as killing suspect sought

Police discovered the bodies of five people, all shot at close range, in three separate locations northwest of Philadelphia.

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Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

Monday is the deadline for new customers to pick a health plan that will take effect Jan. 1.

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Oil prices hit 5-year low

Crude oil hit a new low, close to $60 a barrel on Monday.

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Sydney hostage siege ends, gunman killed

Police stormed the café in a dramatic end to a standoff that had dragged on for more than 16 hours.

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Guantanamo 9/11 hearing to focus on FBI infiltration

A U.S. military court hearing for suspects in the 9/11 attacks starts on Monday.

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Three teens shot at Oregon high school

At least three people were shot on Friday at a Portland, Oregon high school, and officers were searching for suspects who were believed to have left the area.

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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans feel pretty good about the economy

Consumer sentiment is at an eight-year high.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

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The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

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Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

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REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls

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Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.