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Barack Obama

Editor's note: Today, President Obama will end the year with a press conference at which he is expected to face questions about Cuba, the Sony hacking case and working with a Republican Congress on issues like immigration, among other hot-button topics. Check back for updates from the conference at 1:30 p.m. ET. - Aaron

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Multiple pedestrians hit by vehicle in Redondo Beach, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014

Coroner confirms 6-year-old boy as 4th victim to die in DUI crash in Redondo Beach, Calif. - @ABC7

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Turkey journalism arrests, December 2014

More: Turkish court releases Daily Zaman chief editor, but orders arrest of TV executive - @HDNER

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Coal, OK, US

At least 2 people killed in oil rig explosion near Coalgate, Okla. - @10NewsKTEN

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Transylvania, NC, US

4 children hit and 2 airlifted after car accident in Transylvania County, NC, authorities say; no word on injuries - @wyffnews4

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Turkey journalism arrests, December 2014

Turkey issues arrest warrant for US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen - @haaretzcom

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2018, 2022 World Cup bribery allegations

More: Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not revisit the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, saying there is no legal ground to do so - @stevewilsonap, @richard_conway

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2018, 2022 World Cup bribery allegations

FIFA to publish Michael Garcia's corruption report into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding 'where legally possible' - @Independent

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Aurora, Colo., theater shooting, July 20, 2012

More: Parents of Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes say in 1st public comments that 'we have read postings on the Internet that have likened him to a monster. He is not a monster' - @denverpost

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Aurora, Colo., theater shooting, July 20, 2012

Parents of Aurora, Colo., theater shooter James Holmes make 1st public comments, pleading for him to be spared from execution - @denverpost

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BlackBerry

BlackBerry reports 3rd-quarter revenue of $793 million versus $932 million expected - @CNBC

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Trial of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny

Prosecutors to seek 9-year sentence for Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny on embezzlement charges - @nytimes

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Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island

Video: Views of lava from an active volcano on Hawaii's Big Island; on track to hit a shopping center in the town of Pahoa - @AP on YouTube

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Maputo, Maputo, MZ

5 people have died in floods in the Mozambican capital of Maputo after days of torrential rain, authorities confirm - @AP

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Vietnam

12 workers in central Vietnam rescued after being trapped for more than 3 days in a collapsed tunnel; all in stable condition - @AFP

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Albany, NY, US

Amber Alert for 5-year-old boy from Albany canceled after his body was found late Thursday night; no suspects at this time, police say - @PIX11News

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Brussels, Capital Region of Brussels, BE

Bomb threat at law courts in Brussels, courts evacuated - @lalibrebe

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Kiev military says 5 Ukrainian soldiers killed and 7 wounded in last 24 hours despite ceasefire - @Reuters

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Kenya

Kenya approves anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament yesterday - @BBCNews

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Rocket hits open area of south Israel, triggering sirens - @IDFSpokesperson

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