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For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you.

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Man charged in 1998 murder of Arizona girl

Man charged in 1998 murder of Arizona girl

Cold-case squad credited for keeping Maricopa County investigation alive.

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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

FILE - In this March 12, 2013, file photo, Robert and Arlene Holmes, the parents of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes, arrive at district court for the arraignment of their son in Centennial, Colo. Robert and Arlene Holmes are asking that their son not receive the death penalty. J…

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Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

DENVER — The parents of James Holmes pleaded Friday for his life to be spared if he is convicted of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others after opening fire in a Colorado movie theater.

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What it was like to be a woman on Twitter in 2014

The issues of cyberbullying and harassment are, of course, nothing new.

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How to fight the lone wolf

How to fight the lone wolf

Homegrown terrorist is less homegrown than we imagine and fed from abroad.

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Elena Teyer speaks outside Boston federal court in support of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Teyer is the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death by an FBI agent in May 2013…

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

In this sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court Thursday.

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

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Capital punishment in US continues its decline

WASHINGTON — The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

This undated file photo shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944.

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Texas Department of Public Safety officers ride in a pickup to a command post while other officers look for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas.…

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Texas Department of Public Safety officers ride in a pickup to a command post while other officers look for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas.…

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Troy police Sgt Ken Wolff stands guard at a checkpoint up the street from other officers looking for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster as he walked out of the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco T…

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Texas Department of Public Safety officers ride in a pickup to a command post while other officers look for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas.…

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Law enforcement officers set up near a command post while looking for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

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Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

Central Texas TV meteorologist shot; gunman sought

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) — Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies are combing the area around a remote Central Texas television studio where a morning meteorologist was shot in a parking lot after an argument.

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Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

Pope adds 2nd victim to sex abuse commission

Pope Francis prays at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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