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US, Cuba relations

Live video: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart hold a press conference on Alan Gross' release, unilateral changes to US-Cuba policy by the Obama administration - @NBCNews

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Iran nuclear program talks

US State Department: We're not going to be offering a substantive readout on Iran talks in Geneva - @GEsfandiari

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banks

Goldman Sachs promotes John Waldron to co-head of investment-banking, replacing John Weinberg - @WSJ

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Air France strike, September 2014

Air France-KLM cut its 2014 earnings goal by 200 million euros, blaming higher-than-expected costs from a September pilots' strike and fuel hedging - @Reuters

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Liverpool F.C.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned for 1 game for racist Instagram post - @SkyNews

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Biogenesis owner arrested in steroid case

Miami-Dade, Fla., chemist pleads guilty in steroid case linked to baseball stars - @MiamiHerald

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Atlantic City, NJ, US

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reportedly pledges $20 million to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely - @AP

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air industry

American Airlines will hire an additional 250 as it revamps its flight schedule at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the spring, company memo says - @chicagotribune

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LGBT rights

Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department will support transgender discrimination claims in litigation - @chrisgeidner

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2016 US elections

Jeb Bush is resigning from Barclays, a London-based multinational bank where he was a paid adviser, in preparation for likely 2016 presidential campaign - @washingtonpost

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petroleum

Crude oil extends losses with 2.6% decline, falls below $55 per barrel - @CNBCnow

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Richmond, VA, US

8 students treated for pepper spray exposure at Varina High in Henrico County, Va., after police respond to reports of a fight - @MelissaCBS6

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Issaquah, WA, US

Photo: An aerial view over the Issaquah, Wa., home where police say a man has barricaded himself - @KIRO7Seattle

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department on Palestinian UN Security Council resolution submitted regarding Israeli withdrawal: 'Not something we would support' - @AliABCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-led forces launched 6 air strikes Thursday against Islamic State in Syria; 5 in Iraq, per US military - @Reuters

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French Guiana

A Soyuz rocket launches from French Guiana carrying 4 communications satellites designed to broadcast high-speed Internet signals to the developing world - @esa

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Barack Obama

White House announces President Obama will hold end-of-year news conference Friday afternoon - @dsupervilleap

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'Slender Man' stabbings in Wisconsin

Judge rules girl, 13, accused of stabbing a classmate in a Wisconsin park to please fantasy character 'Slender Man' is competent to stand trial - @AP

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Virginia Beach, VA, US

A son of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is charged with DUI in Virginia Beach, Va. - @WTKR3

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Gen. Martin Dempsey: Several top Islamic State leaders killed in US airstrikes in Iraq - @WSJ

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US, Cuba relations

White House press secretary says he 'wouldn't rule out a visit from President Castro' after President Obama announced US will 'normalize' relationship with Cuba, but says nothing currently being planned - @peterbakernyt

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