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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez visits oil workers on the platform of an oil drill at Carabobo block one, in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela's Anzoategui state. Caribbean governments began signing on to Petrocaribe, a trade program created by the …

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1925: Paul Newman

1925: Paul Newman

In 1925, actor Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio.Photo credit: Anonymous

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New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, poses for a picture with King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, center left, and Queen Silvia, right, before King Abdullah received the Wolf Bronze medal from the Swedish King in…

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Birthday: Jules Feiffer

Birthday: Jules Feiffer

Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 86.

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1915: Potter Stewart

1915: Potter Stewart

In 1915, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was born in Jackson, Michigan.

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1985: House of Lords

1985: House of Lords

In 1985, debate in Britain's House of Lords was carried on live television for the first time.

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A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

FILE - This undated file picture released by the family of Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, shows Spanish photographer Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, right, walking next to a Syrian boy riding a bike in Aleppo, Syria. The Islamic State group has released several hostages, reportedly in exchange for ransom…

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Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

FILE - This March 21, 1965 file photo shows Martin Luther King, Jr. and his civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol in Montgomery. The 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches in Selma and the hit movie that tells the story…

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1984: Super Bowl XVIII

1984: Super Bowl XVIII

In 1984, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 to win Super Bowl XVIII (18) at Tampa Stadium in Florida; the CBS-TV broadcast featured Apple Computer's famous "1984" commercial introducing the Macintosh computer.

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1924: Vladimir Lenin

1924: Vladimir Lenin

In 1924, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died at age 53.

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1965: Alan Freed

1965: Alan Freed

In 1965, rock-and-roll promoter Alan Freed, 43, died in Palm Springs, California.

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1985: Ronald Reagan

1985: Ronald Reagan

In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush were sworn in for second terms of office in a brief White House ceremony (it being a Sunday, the public swearing-in was held the following day).

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McCain wages a new national campaign, to define his legacy

McCain wages a new national campaign, to define his legacy

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1973 file photo, John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon in Washington, after McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, know as the "Hanoi Hilton" before his release in March 1973. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King rejoins his civil rights marchers near Montgomery, the Alabama State Capitol, March 24, 1965. An Army observation plane flies over the flag-carrying demonstrators. With King are his wife, Coretta Scott King, right, and singer Harry Belafonte, at center beside Dr. King.…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., protected by umbrella from rain addresses civil rights marchers on historic Boston Common April 23, 1965 after a march from the Roxbury section. King came to Boston, to lead the demonstration to protest segregation in schools, jobs and housing. (AP Photo)

January 18, 2015 12:00 am
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

The Rev. Martin Luther King, integration leader, addresses a crowd on a street in Lakeview, New York May 12, 1965. The Nobel Prize winner arrived in the day from Atlanta, Ga., for a whirlwind tour of Nassau County to advance the cause of African Americans in that area. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Pete Hamill, a reporter for the New York Post, takes notes as he walks ahead of the Memphis-to-Jackson march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in light trousers, June 9, 1966. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells a mass meeting in Birmingham, Alabama Sept. 17, 1963 that "words and actions" of Alabama Gov. George Wallace were to blame for the deaths of four African American girls in a church bombing. The meeting of about 1,200 persons voted to state a march on the sta…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at rally at African American church in St. Augustine, Florida June 11, 1964, as sign hangs from podium reading "Dr. Martin Luther King is our leader" before march on downtown old slave market. In foreground are African Americans just released from jail arrested …

January 18, 2015 12:00 am
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shown with a congressional delegation after his release from jail at Selma, Alabama on Feb. 5, 1965. The group, headed by Rep. Charles Diggs, D-Mich, left, came to Selma to observe the racial situation first hand. At right is Rev. Ralph Abernathy, an associate of K…

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Technology means more correct calls, and more scrutiny

Technology means more correct calls, and more scrutiny

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 1980, file photo, Houston Oilers' Mike Renfro (82) falls out of the endzone after catching a third quarter pass from Dan Pastorini as Pittsburgh Steelers Ron Johnson (29) defends during the AFC Championships game in Pittsburgh. The officials ruled it was not a touchdow…

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1966: Indira Gandhi

1966: Indira Gandhi

In 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.

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Film Avatar

Film Avatar

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

January 14, 2015 12:34 pm
Birthday: A.J. Foyt

Birthday: A.J. Foyt

Hall of Fame auto racer A.J. Foyt is 80.

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2010: Glen W. Bell Jr.

2010: Glen W. Bell Jr.

Five years ago: Glen W. Bell Jr., 86, founder of the Taco Bell chain, died in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

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Birthday: Glenn Yarbrough

Birthday: Glenn Yarbrough

Folk Singer Glenn Yarbrough in April 1981. (AP Photo)

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1914: Ford Motor Co.

1914: Ford Motor Co.

In 1914, Ford Motor Co. greatly improved its assembly-line operation by employing an endless chain to pull each chassis along at its Highland Park plant.

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Birthday: Julian Bond

Birthday: Julian Bond

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond is 75.

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1964: Pope John Paul II

1964: Pope John Paul II

In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (the future Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI.

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1964: Pope John Paul II

1964: Pope John Paul II

In 1964, Roman Catholic Bishop Karol Wojtyla (the future Pope John Paul II) was appointed Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Paul VI.

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1943: The Pentagon

1943: The Pentagon

In 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of War (now Defense).

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Birthday: Poindexter Johansen

Birthday: Poindexter Johansen

Buster Poindexter is seen at the Grammy Awards in New York's Radio City Music Hall, March 2, 1988. (AP Photo

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1935: Elvis Presley

1935: Elvis Presley

In 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Birthday: David Bowie

Birthday: David Bowie

Rock singer David Bowie is 68.

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

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Beverly Hillbillies 1965

Beverly Hillbillies 1965

From left, Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer, and Donna Douglas, stars of the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies," are shown in a scene from the show, Oct. 8, 1965. (AP Photo)

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Beverly Hillbillies 1966

Beverly Hillbillies 1966

From left, actors Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Buddy Ebsen appear in a scene from the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies," 1966. (AP Photo)

January 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Obit-Donna Douglas

Obit-Donna Douglas

FILE - This 1967 file photo shows, cast members, front, from left, Buddy Ebsen and Max Baer, and rear, from left, Donna Douglas and Irene Ryan, of the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies." Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom has died. Douglas…

January 02, 2015 4:08 pm
'Beverly Hillbillies'

'Beverly Hillbillies'

Orchestra leader Les Brown rehearses with actors Donna Douglas and Max Baer before taping an episode for the TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies'" on March 26, 1964. (AP Photo)

January 02, 2015 4:07 pm
Birthday: Rowan Atkinson

Birthday: Rowan Atkinson

Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson is 60.

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Birthday: Ralph Branca

Birthday: Ralph Branca

Retired MLB All-Star Ralph Branca is 89.

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1949: Harry S. Truman

1949: Harry S. Truman

In 1949, in his State of the Union address, President Harry S. Truman labeled his administration the Fair Deal.

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1890: Wounded Knee

1890: Wounded Knee

In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them.

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1974: Cyclone Tracy

1974: Cyclone Tracy

In 1974, Cyclone Tracy began battering the Australian city of Darwin, resulting in widespread damage and causing some 65 deaths.

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CIA Torture Report Point Counterpoint

CIA Torture Report Point Counterpoint

Iyman Faris, 34, is shown in this photo made available by the U.S. Justice Department. The Senate Intelligence Committee�s report on the CIA program that included torturing al-Qaida detainees provides eight �primary� examples in which the CIA said it obtained good intelligence as a result of…

December 09, 2014 3:52 pm
Abu Zubaydah

Abu Zubaydah

FILE - This undated file photo provided by U.S. Central Command, shows Abu Zubaydah, date and location unknown. Zubaydah was the CIA�s guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks and the first to vanish into the spy agency�s secret pr…

December 09, 2014 3:51 pm
Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Johannes Mehserle received a conviction

December 06, 2014 4:23 pm
Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Oscar Grant’s death incited mass protests

December 06, 2014 4:24 pm
1974: "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

1974: "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

In 1974, the final episode of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" aired on BBC Television.

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1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In 1791, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35.

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