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Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flockPope Francis' role in US-Cuba thaw leaves some Cuban-American Catholics feeling abandoned
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, signs are displayed at the Cargill turkey processing plant in Springdale, Ark. American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week’s announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade with one of the last surviving communist regimes.  Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdlesUS companies are eager to capitalize on Cuba's market but must first overcome obstacles
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Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnagePakistani minister says arrests made in Taliban school carnage that killed 148
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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practiceStates trying to combat shortage of practicing attorneys in rural areas by offering incentives
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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown DetroitHomeless in tent city live on edge of life, outskirts of resurgent downtown Detroit
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California puzzles over safety of driverless carsCalifornia regulators puzzle over how to know that (driverless) cars of the future are safe
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor listObama says US reviewing whether to return North Korea to list of state sponsors of terrorism
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FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 file photo, an ambulance leaves the Ebola isolation unit carrying the bodies of Ebola victims that are highly contagious to a burial site, at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300 km, (186 miles), from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone . A radio  announcement has begun as part of a campaign to urge Sierra Leoneans to abandon traditional burial practices that are fueling the spread of Ebola in the West African country. Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in Sierra Leone and unsafe burials may be responsible for up to 70 percent of new infections, say experts. Officials are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to clamp down on traditional burials in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is now spreading fastest.  (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)
Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem EbolaAs burials fuel Ebola outbreak, prominent Sierra Leoneans urge families to hold safe funerals
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Kurdistan Iraqi regional government President Massoud Barzani arrives to support Kurdish forces as they head to battle Islamic State militants, on the summit of Mount Sinjar, in the town of Sinjar, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish fighters pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State militants who captured the town last summer. Loud explosions and intense gunbattles were heard from inside the town. Barzani vowed to crush the Islamic State group as fighting rages in Sinjar. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)
Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airportKurdish fighters push into Sinjar town; Iraq forces battle Islamic State group for key airport
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  • Madison resident killed in fatal car crash

    A Madison resident died in a one vehicle car crash while driving through the town of LaGrange Friday afternoon. Walworth County Sheriff's Department reports that the driver, 58-year-old Marc R. Semrow, was driving his 2014 Nissan westbound on Highway 12 when the car suddenly swerved, crossed the center line and drove into a field. WKOW-TV, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 12:15 PM
  • Madison man suspected in pizza place robbery

    Police were called to Domino's Pizza on Business Highway 151 at 2:15 a.m. when employees reported that a man with his face painted black and armed with a knife had robbed the store of cash and fled in dark-colored vehicle east Highway 151. A short time later a clerk at a business in Mineral Point reported to a Mineral Point police officer that a man had been in the business washing his face. Channel3000, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:48 PM
  • Gunfire exchanged between cars near Memorial High School

    Madison police say an off-duty officer saw gunfire exchanged between cars on Gammon Road in Madison Monday night. The cars were going north on Gammon toward Colony Drive, which is just north of Memorial High School. WKOW-TV, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:58 PM
  • County lease deal could be more space for growing food pantry

    Dane County said Thursday that it plans to lease an empty building to the Verona Area Needs Network for $20 per year for the next 15 years, if the county board approves the move. VANN operates out of the basement of the city's former library on North Franklin Street. Channel3000, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:06 PM
  • Interactive map uses data to predict peak of flu season

    Flu experts may have found a way to predict when the flu will peak in cities across the country. Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has developed an interactive map of flu data, giving users a visual of where in the U.S. the flu is at its worst. WKOW-TV, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:57 PM
  • A day traffic court wasn't a drag

    If you're there, you've already gone through the process of being stopped roadside by law enforcement and the bummer of getting handed a citation. And here you are on a weekday morning, having told your boss you'll be late because you got a ticket. Channel3000, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:09 PM
  • Wisconsin cop averaged 34 hours of OT

    Salary study: Wisconsin cop averaged 34 hours of OT Six-figure payouts and overtime costs in 2013 among key findings in city salary analysis. Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://post.cr/16zszfr Officer Jed Martin led the state with a weekly average of 34 overtime hours in 2013 - accumulating $73,611 in overtime pay - based on salary data obtained from more than 100 of Wisconsin's largest municipalities. Door Reminder, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 02:01 PM
  • Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Metro Transit Gun Ban

    Dec. 16--A Dane County judge dismissed a gun rights group's lawsuit against the city of Madison on Monday, saying a Metro Transit policy barring guns on buses does not violate Wisconsin's concealed carry law. Judge Ellen Berz granted the city's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in January by Wisconsin Carry Inc. of Milwaukee. Mass Transit, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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