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N. Korea Behind Sony Hack, U.S. Officials Say

North Korea is behind the Sony hack, U.S. officials tell NBC News. "We have found linkage to the North Korean government," a U.S. government source said. The officials said they think the hacking attack on Sony executives' emails originated outside North Korea by people acting on orders from Pyongyang. The massive security breach led to the cancellation of the planned Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy about an assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Read »
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Pope Helped Broker U.S.-Cuba Prison Release, Policy Changes

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"Good to Be Home": Gross Freed From Cuban Prison

Alan Gross, the American contractor freed Wednesday after being jailed for five years in Cuba, said he felt "incredibly blessed" to have his freedom back. "It's good to be home," he said. Gross said the people of Cuba are not to blame for his ordeal and that he wants the U.S. and Cuba to “get beyond these mutually belligerent policies.” He said President Obama’s plan to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba “is a game changer, which I fully support.” Gross, 65, was working for USAID when detained, and his family said he was trying to expand Internet access for Cuba's small Jewish community. He was sentenced to to 15 years in prison. Gross' wife said earlier this month her husband had lost more than 100 pounds and gone mostly blind in one eye while in confinement. Pope Francis personally sent letters to Cuban President Raul Castro and Obama to secure his release, senior Obama administration officials said. Read »
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Obama: U.S. Ending Outdated Approach to Cuba

3 hours ago

Pa. Killing Spree Suspect Didn't Die by Cut Wounds: Coroner

54 minutes ago

Influential Republicans Slam Opening to Cuba

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Obama on Race: I've Been Mistaken for a Valet

34 minutes ago

NH Man Indicted on 200 Charges in Teen's Kidnapping

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I would do it again in a minute.  

— Former Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the brutal interrogation tactics used by the CIA in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and highlighted in a report spearheaded by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
3 hours ago

3rd Arrest in Shooting Outside Portland High School

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Sony Cancels Christmas Release of "The Interview"

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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Vatican Offers Olive Branch to U.S. Nuns

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Inside Pakistan School Reveals Scale of Attack

Footage from inside the Peshwar school where Taliban militants killed more than 140 people — mostly children —  shows the extent of the destruction, NBC News reported. NBC News' Wajahat S. Khan was part of the first U.S. television crew allowed inside the military-run school. Inside the floors are streaked with blood and bullets have ripped chunks out of walls. Many children trying to flee were shot in the doorways of their classrooms; their bodies piled up, preventing others from escaping. Read »
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Woman Gunned Down Hours After Getting Protection Order Against Police Officer

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