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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

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The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospitals

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By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated…

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Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spending

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More than two thirds of U.S. voters back increased military spending given growing threats to America's security.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

Weird

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Bunnies banned in NYC

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What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears?

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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

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Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

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Tennessee police looking for real-life ‘Grinch’

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Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations.

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A robot took a plane from to Germany from LAX

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A humanoid robot wearing red sneakers became the first to travel as a paid passenger on an airline.

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Buildings evacuated after marriage proposal flop

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A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was simply smashing.

Lifestyle

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We’re living 6 years longer

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Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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Christmastime comes with superstitions, tall tales

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Christmas has long been a time ripe for superstitions, tall tales and odd beliefs.

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Christmas in Colonial America wasn’t always festive

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Little is known about how Christmas was celebrated in Colonial times.

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‘Culture’ gets nod as word of the year

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Whether popular, corporate, or entitled, "culture" was named word of the year by Merriam-Webster.

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Traditional Christmas foods include more than fruit cake

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Holidays are a time for feasting and Christmas is no different.

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fallon & Timberlake are awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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WATCH: Marcus Mariota’s ‘top 10′ thoughts on the Heisman

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The Oregon Ducks QB presents a "Letterman" top 10 list.

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Pit bull is terrified of pineapple

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Stella, the pit bull, does not approve of the pineapple in her home.

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski prank Jimmy Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel, the master of pranks, gets a taste of his own medicine.

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WATCH: Save time with this cool gift wrapping hack

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You'll never wrap gifts the same way again.

Sports News

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

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San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

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A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.

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Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

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The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 17. GRIZZLIES HALT WARRIORS’ WIN STREAK The Golden…

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U.S. will bid for 2024 Olympic summer games

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The United States is seeking to host the summer games for the first time since 1996.

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WATCH: Marcus Mariota’s ‘top 10′ thoughts on the Heisman

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The Oregon Ducks QB presents a "Letterman" top 10 list.

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Bucks rookie Parker out for season with knee injury

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The highly regarded Milwaukee forward tore a ligament in his left knee.

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Local News

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Morrissey Resigns – Will Run For Seat Again

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An embattled lawmaker is resigning after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but he'll run again for the seat he's vacating.

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Police Seek Info On Cherry Avenue Break-In

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City Police say somebody broke into a house early Thursday on Cherry Avenue and went into a child's bedroom.

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Information Needed On 2005 Culpeper Murder

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The Culpeper Sheriff's Office is still seeking information on a murder than happened nine years ago.