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Mystery man among 5 freed in historic U.S.-Cuba deal

CNN World - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:06pm
Five men are tasting freedom for the first time in years -- including one President Barack Obama described as "one of the most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in Cuba" -- in a historic deal between the U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Oprah-approved startup raises $6.25 million

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:03pm
When you're one of Oprah's favorite things, you're bound to get a boost. For The Skimm, that's coming in the form of $6.25 million in funding.

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:01pm
On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison. They may have made it, says study by Dutch researchers.
Categories: National News

Harris Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:45pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Another week, another honor for MSU volleyball's Payton Harris. After being named to the AVCA All-Region team last week, the Bulldog freshman was tabbed AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, the group announced Wednesday.

The yearbook pic they didn't want you to see

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:35pm
A high school senior's yearbook picture includes her two great loves: her dog and hunting. CNN affiliate WTEN has more.
Categories: National News

Russian ruble crisis: Don't panic like it's 1998

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:24pm
The financial chaos in Russia is giving investors flashbacks to the summer of 1998.

The promise for American businesses if Cuba sanctions are lifted

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:58pm
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Russia has cash to prevent economic collapse

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:45pm
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Russia iPhone prices have fallen 34% this year

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:22pm
If you want a good deal on an iPhone, get to Russia now.

Alan Gross freed, U.S. and Cuba strike historic deal

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:21pm
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN.
Categories: National News

3 stocks to buy in a market crash

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:08pm
The stock market has gotten a bit more finicky over the past week, and that begs the question of whether or not investors could be in for a rocky start to 2015.

#AskACop becomes trending forum for vents about police

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:06pm
#AskACop was launched as an opportunity for the public to pose questions of police officers, who have been under the spotlight in the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner's deaths. It became a trending on Twitter, as many used the hashtag to rail against what they viewed as some police officers' unjust treatment of African-Americans.
Categories: National News

$3 a month for advance access to web shows

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:48am
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Theater chain drops 'The Interview.' Will others follow?

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:37am
Two movie theater chains have decided not to show Sony's "The Interview," and other theater owners may follow on Wednesday.

'Knight of Cups' first trailer offers hints

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:34am
Terrence Malick's next project, "Knight of Cups," will apparently turn the filmmaker's lens on Hollywood itself.
Categories: Entertainment News

Jack Ma made $18.5 billion this year

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:08am
Think your 8% return this year in the S&P 500 was pretty good?

Uber to use Baidu's maps and apps in China

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:03am
Smarting from a string of black eyes this month, Uber has scored a major win in China.

Cow farmers get high-tech tracking app

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:59am
In Brazil, there are more cows than humans. The country is the world's largest exporter of beef in the world.

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