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December 18, 2014

Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing

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In the life of any country, a situation can arise that requires a clear choice between positive change or stagnation and decline. At such times, only the collective will of the people can generate sufficient will to begin the process of change. And yes, sometimes the awakening of national consciousness begins with struggling over a mountain of dirty and snowy slush on the side of the road.

U.S. Officials: North Korea Is Behind Sony Hack

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Russia Panics Ahead Of Economic Turmoil

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Currency Slides To A Historic Low.. Why Collapsing Ruble Is Significant

Alan Gross: 'Freedom Is Not Free'

Alan Gross
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Over 230 Bodies Found In Mass Grave In Syria, Says Monitoring Group

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Former Pakistani President Says 'U.S. And West Are Not Trustworthy Allies'

Pervez Musharraf
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Pakistani Opposition Leader Ends 126-Day Protests, Calls For Unity

Imran Khan Protests
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European Parliament Wants Palestinian State

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Kurdish Iraqi Forces Launch Operation Against ISIS In Sinjar

Iraq Kurds
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Sony Cancels Plans To Release 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

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Report Confirms Wide Fraud In Afghan Presidential Election

Afghanistan Election
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PAKISTAN REELS

Pakistan
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'I Will Never Forget The Black Boots Approaching Me'.. India Mourns.. What Is The Pakistani Taliban's Strategy?

Colombia's FARC Rebels Announce Unilateral Cease-Fire

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12 Numbers Show Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's School Attack

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Raul Castro Welcomes Renewal Of Relations With U.S.

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10 Ways Cuba Has Changed Since The Cold War

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What To Know About The 'Cuban Five'

Libya's Conflict Revives Front Lines From The 2011 Civil War

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These Are The Top 10 Global Threats Going Into 2015

Isis Kim
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U.N. Extends Syria Aid For Another Year

Syria Civilians
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Netanyahu Slams EU Court Removal Of Hamas From Terror List

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Greek Lawmakers Vote In Crucial Ballot, As Government Risks Collapse

Greece
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Horror Over Deadly Sydney Siege Turns To Anger

Sydney
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This Is The Group Behind The Brutal School Attack In Pakistan

Pakistan Taliban
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The Church Of England Finally Has A Woman Bishop

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Texas Plumber Unsure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Truck

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848 Indian Women Are Eve-Teased, Raped, Killed Every Day

Woman Safety India
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Ukraine's President Hails First Full Overnight Truce In Rebel East

Ukraine
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Which Billionaire Gained The Most In 2014?

Alibaba
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Two Top Iraqi Kurdish Groups Fighting ISIS To Be Taken Off U.S. Terror List

Barzani
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From Hope To Horror

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These Photos From Cuba Show What American Tourists Have Been Missing

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How Technology Brought Us Closer To The Future In 2014

8 Quotes In Honor Of Pope Francis' 78th Birthday

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New Clue Found In Search For Life On Mars

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Would You Notice If Manhattan's 1.5 Million People Disappeared?

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The World's Most Influential Thinkers Of 2014, According To The Internet

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Cold, Cold, Cold War

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In Tragedy, Empathy Still Dependent On Proximity

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Hundreds Tango At The Vatican For Pope's Flashmob Birthday Surprise

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A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Chinese Migrant Family

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Monumental Portraits Reveal Some Of Earth's Oldest Living Wonders

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NASA Can See Your Christmas Lights... From Space!

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Held Hostage At Pakistan School

Pakistan
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What India Searched For In 2014

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Weird Holiday Traditions Around The World

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Here Are The 15 Best Art Exhibitions Of 2014

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Death On The Internet: The Rise Of Livestreaming Funerals

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Why Does Time Move Forward, Not Backward?

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This Is What Art In The Apocalypse Will Look Like

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Ancient Beads Linked To Boy King's Death Mask

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Tense Photos From The Sydney Hostage Crisis

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