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St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:53:00 -0500 
    Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:00 -0500 
    David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who's spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:02:38 -0500 
    The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.

Obama's Wide-Ranging, Year-End News Conference 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:31:00 -0500 
    The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

Obama Says Sony Should Not Have Pulled Film Over Threats 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:53:00 -0500 
    "That's not what America's about," the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview's release a "mistake." The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.

Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:00 -0500 
    The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which? 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:47:00 -0500 
    Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 -0500 
    Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:00 -0500 
    A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:00 -0500 
    Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500 
    Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.

U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500 
    The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500 
    A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.

When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500 
    In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.

7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There? 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:00 -0500 
    Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.
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St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:53:00 -0500
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