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5 Tips for Keeping Off the Weekend Weight

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5 Tips for Keeping Off the Weekend Weight
Choosing protein-packed foods can help you stay on track
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Excellent News; The Falling Oil Price Is Killing North Sea Oil Jobs

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Excellent News; The Falling Oil Price Is Killing North Sea Oil Jobs
The falling oil price has led several people to shout that the North Sea oil industry is in crisis. As there will no doubt soon be people saying the same about US tight, sand and shale oil. Complaints that jobs will be lost, the industry eviscerated and so on. The [...]

Putin urges Russia's secret services to tackle 'modern challenges'

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Saturday for improvement of Moscow's secret services to tackle "modern challenges and threats" amid his country's standoff with the West over the Ukrainian crisis.

North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyber attack against Sony Pictures, calling the charge by the FBI that it was behind the attack "slander", state media said on Saturday.


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U.S. sends some Gitmo detainees back to Afghanistan

4 Afghans from detention facility returned to home country as end of U.S. combat operations nears

Pope Francis played major role in U.S.-Cuba relations change

The Roman Catholic Church hasn't been this active in international diplomacy for many years. Allen Pizzey reports on the Pope's influence, and the new direction ... more

Cuban citizens pleased with Obama's decision

At a pre-holiday news conference, Obama discussed his phone call with Cuban president Raul Castro. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley reports from Havana that first-generation ... more

Theater shooter's parents plead against death penalty

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Theater shooter's parents plead against death penalty
Amy R. ConnollyDENVER, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The parents of the Colorado man accused in the movie-thearter shooting that left 12 dead asked for his ... more

Officials: Two Bartlett students hacked into Elgin district portal

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Officials: Two Bartlett students hacked into Elgin district portal
Two Bartlett High School students hacked into an Elgin U-46 district online portal to access a staff member's email account and change student attendance records, ... more

Megabus That Departed From Chicago Crashes In Indiana

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Megabus That Departed From Chicago Crashes In Indiana
A Megabus that departed from Chicago and was heading to Atlanta crashed in Seymour, Indiana Saturday morning, which is about 250 miles southwest of Chicago.

Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers

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Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers
A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.

Cuba says U.S. must respect its communist system

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HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday demanded that the United States respect Cuba's communist rule as the two countries work toward normalizing ... more

Box Office: 'Annie,' 'Night At The Museum 3' Nab $5M Fridays

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Box Office: 'Annie,' 'Night At The Museum 3' Nab $5M Fridays
Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb both performed at or above reasonable expectations with $5 million Fridays and probable $17 million debut weekends. 

Big Oil's $3 Billion Homage to Nazi War Criminal

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Big Oil's $3 Billion Homage to Nazi War Criminal
As the largest ship ever built, the Pieter Schelte is a magnificent human achievement. It is a pity that it is named for a Nazi ... more

As more networks live stream, is it time to cut the cord?

Just this week NBC joined CBS, ABC and HBO in offering live streaming of its programming to computers, smartphones and other mobile devices. CNET senior ... more

Antarctic Tourism Could Expose Penguins to New Diseases, Study Warns

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Antarctic Tourism Could Expose Penguins to New Diseases, Study Warns
Scientists sound the alarm after foreign pathogens sweep through penguin colonies
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China's Xiaomi Raises $1 Billion in Investment Round

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Xiaomi is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion, a ... more

Does The Handmaid's Tale hold up?

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Does The Handmaid's Tale hold up?
Does It Hold Up is a chance to re-experience childhood favorites of books, movies, TV shows, video games, and other cultural phenomenon decades later. Have ... more

Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

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Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare
The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's ... more

Blackpool 1-6 Bournemouth | Championship match report

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Blackpool 1-6 Bournemouth | Championship match report
Matt Ritchie scored twice to confirm Bournemouth’s place at the top of the Championship at Christmas with a resounding 6-1 victory over the bottom side ... more

Hull City 0-1 Swansea City | Premier League match report

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Hull City 0-1 Swansea City | Premier League match report
Ki Sung-yueng was the unwitting match-winner as Swansea City returned to winning ways at the expense of a Hull City side who look set for ... more

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley | Premier League match report

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Burnley | Premier League match report
When Érik Lamela’s left-footed rocket fizzed into the far corner of the Burnley net, it was tempting to think that it had been worth the ... more

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United | Premier League match report

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Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United | Premier League match report
Few opponents have proved to be as obliging as Aston Villa over the years when Manchester United are in town but this turned out to ... more

Southampton 3-0 Everton | Premier League match report

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Southampton 3-0 Everton | Premier League match report
Normal service has resumed at Southampton. If there was reason to be worried following five successive defeats, they showed no sign of panic during a ... more

Watch Orange is the New Black Cast Send Holiday Greetings From Prison

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Watch Orange is the New Black Cast Send Holiday Greetings From Prison
"On my first day at Litchfield my bunkmate gave to me..."
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Craig Ferguson Gets An All-Star ‘Late Late Show’ Send-Off

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Craig Ferguson Gets An All-Star ‘Late Late Show’ Send-Off
Craig Ferguson of CBS’s The Late Late Show signed off Friday night with a star-filled music video, along with guests Jay Leno and Bob Newhart. ... more
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The Week Ahead: ‘The Language of Xu Bing’ Opens at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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The Week Ahead: ‘The Language of Xu Bing’ Opens at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Chinese conceptual artist Xu Bing often gets his inspiration from language and the printed word.
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The Week Ahead: Kent Tritle Conducts ‘Messiah’ at Carnegie Hall

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The Week Ahead: Kent Tritle Conducts ‘Messiah’ at Carnegie Hall
Kent Tritle is the director of cathedral music and organist at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
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The Week Ahead: Live From Moscow, a Bolshoi Bonbon

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The Week Ahead: Live From Moscow, a Bolshoi Bonbon
This week, the Bolshoi Ballet will broadcast its “Nutcracker” live from Moscow to more than 500 movie theaters in the United States and Canada.
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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:11 GMT
Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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​Best Foreign Language Oscar shortlist announced

Watch trailers from 9 films competing for an Academy Award nomination

Darlene Love reflects on final Letterman Christmas performance

The music legend sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the 21st and final time for Dave Letterman. Vinita Nair sits down with Love to ... more

Rufus Wainwright sings "Christmas Is For Kids" on Saturday Sessions

Earlier this year Wainwright released an album of greatest hits entitled "Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright", and he is currently in the midst of ... more

​Pioneering TV director Larry Auerbach dies at 91

An Emmy winner from the Golden Age of television, he directed such long-running soaps as "Love of Life," "One Life to Live" and "All My ... more

Craig Ferguson wraps his final season of “The Late Late Show"

He was the late night host with an accent as unique as his talk show. Danielle Nottingham reports from Los Angeles with the details.

Deadly listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

Health officials are investigating a deadly listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples. WCCO-TV's Rachel Slavik reports on more about the outbreak.

2-year-old hears mother's voice for the first time

When Ryan Aprea's cochlear implant was turned on, he reacted in a fit of giggles. The joy was so overwhelming that his mother, Jennifer, and ... more

Theater shooter's parents plead against death penalty

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Theater shooter's parents plead against death penalty
Amy R. ConnollyDENVER, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The parents of the Colorado man accused in the movie-thearter shooting that left 12 dead asked for his ... more

Flu Cases Surge in the US

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The latest flu report from the CDC finds surge in cases, with widespread flu found in 29 states. NBC's Erika Edwards reports that a mutation ... more

U.N.'s Ban urges end to discrimination against Ebola workers

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U.N.'s Ban urges end to discrimination against Ebola workers
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg CONAKRY (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare ... more