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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Al-Qaida, Islamic State have one more rallying cry and recruiting tool.

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Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Report release not likely to lead to immediate increased risk to Americans.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Rev. Al Sharpton, center, speaks about Saturday’s killings of two New York City police officers during a news conference Sunday at the National Action Network headquarters in New York. Behind him are, from left: Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner; attorney Michael Hardy; Gwen Carr, mother of …

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Backlash after police killing could derail protest movement

Backlash after police killing could derail protest movement

NEW YORK — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

From left, NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, attend mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. The previous day an armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting …

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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

DETROIT— Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit’s atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown, where rental occupa…

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Larisa Alonso talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed the…

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Pope's role in Cuba splits Cuban-Americans

Pope's role in Cuba splits Cuban-Americans

MIAMI — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Anti-Castro protesters and former Cuban political prisoners Efrain Rivas, left, and Arturo Suarez say they are unhappy with U.S. plans to restore official relations with Cuba.

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Anti-Castro protester Jay Fernandez is among many in the Little Havana area of Miami who oppose the Castros, though many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Pope Francis bring hopes of progress to communist Cuba.

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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, Rev. Juan Rumin Dominguez talks to a reporter at Our Lady of Charity Catholic church in Miami. Many Catholics have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader …

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Marketplace Ministries answers a higher workplace calling

Marketplace Ministries answers a higher workplace calling

Marketplace Ministries Inc. offers workplace chaplains to companies.

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US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

U.S. has to respond to this act of aggression on American territory.

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

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113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

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N. Korea proposes joint inquiry into Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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Earnings may be factor in college rating plan

Earnings may be factor in college rating plan

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a college-rating system that would measure whether graduates earn enough money after leaving school to be substantially above the poverty level.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…

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