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8 children killed in home in northern AustraliaPolice say 8 children have been killed in a home in northern Australia
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Duke won 66-56. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Jones scores 21 to lead No. 2 Duke over UConnJones scores 21, freshmen lead the way as No. 2 Duke beat Connecticut 66-56
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In this undated photo provided by the Sarraff family shows Rolando Sarraff Trujillo in an unknown location. After the speeches on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 by Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro, the Villa Marista prison staff in Cuba told the Sarraff family that Rolando had been freed at dawn and they didn't know where he was. Before his downfall, Sarraff a U.S. spy in Cuba, helped the U.S. crack the "Wasp Network," in Florida, a Cuban spy ring that included members of the Cuban Five, the last three of whom were released in exchange for the Cuban spy. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sarraff family)
Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US dealConvicted spy's parents searching for son after Cuba-US relations breakthrough
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Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh, bottom, breaks up a pass intended for Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Titans cling to 10-7 lead over Jaguars at halftimeTitans score early and lead 10-7 over Jaguars at halftime of last Thursday night game
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AP Sources: A's trade catcher Norris to PadresPeople with knowledge of deal: A's trade catcher Derek Norris to Padres for 2 righties
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Sam Nazarian, center, attends a meeting of the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Las Vegas. Nazarian, a 10 percent owner of the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino, appears before the commission seeking a gaming license. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling licenseVegas hotelier receives gambling license after heavy scrutiny of past drug use, business ties
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FILE - This undated file product image provided by Unilever shows Hellmann's real mayonnaise. Hellman's mayonnaise maker Unilever says that it has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."  Unilever had filed suit against Hampton Creek earlier this year claiming false advertising for Just Mayo, an eggless product.  (AP Photo/Unilever, File)
Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'Hellmann's maker Unilever drops lawsuit against maker of eggless spread 'Just Mayo'
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Dallas Mavericks guard Jameer Nelson (14) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
Celtics trade Rondo to MavericksCeltics trade Rondo, last remnant of New Big 3, to Dallas for 3 players, 2 picks
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This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appears on "The Colbert Report," in New York.  "The Colbert Report" will end on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after nine seasons. (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Scott Gries)
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  • PEO chapter starts on the Coast

    On Nov. 8 a new Philanthropic Educational Organization chapter was formed on the Sunshine Coast. Pictured back row, left to right: Joyce Auld, Sahra Hailey, Rebecca Alcock, Pennylane Alcock, Loretta Macklam, Jane Bader, Jamie Alcock, Patricia Baker, Adrienne Relkie, Cheri Kingsland, Martha Tatman, Chris Clayton; front row, seated left to right: Laura Mann, Ann Watson, Yvonne Byzyna, Sandra LeHeup and Donnie McAra. Coast Reporter, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
  • Liberal Groups Kick Off Their oeRun Warren Run Campaign in Des Moines

    Progressive group MoveOn, joined by Democracy for America launched their effort to draft Elizabeth Warren at a coffee shop in Des Moines. DFA officially joined the effort at the event pledging $250,000, which is on top of the $1 million MoveOn has already promised to put into the first phase of the campaign. KRVN-AM Lexington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
  • Iowa's Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance to Acquire John Deere Crop Insurance

    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co. of Iowa announced it is acquiring Moline, Ill.-based John Deere Insurance Co. Insurance Journal West, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
  • Iowans Weigh In On Cuba Relationship

    "They like the Americans and they had a strong desire to normalize trade even at that point, they were begging us to do trade with them. They needed a lot of the products we had," says Bob Bowman with the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Iowans Encouraging Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

    Some Iowans are pulling for a woman to become the next president of the United States and their chosen candidate isn't Hillary Clinton. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is getting plenty of support. WHO-TV Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 11:56 PM
  • Des Moines Officials Make Initial Budget Presentation for FY 2016

    City leaders in Des Moines are out with the initial run down of what the city's budget will look like for the coming fiscal year. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 05:41 PM
  • Gov Cautious About Expanding Medical Marijuana Use

    Less than 24 hours after a statehouse news conference calling for expanding the use of medical marijuana in Iowa, the Governor sounding a note of caution. Terry Branstad says he will listen to Iowans in favor of expanded medical marijuana use, but, he says he will also listen to drug enforcement and medical professionals lining up on the other side. WHO-AM Des Moines, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:41 PM
  • Effort to draft Elizabeth Warren into 2016 race lands in Iowa

    In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in Washington. Deseret News, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 04:37 PM
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