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U.S. repatriates 4 more Guantanamo detainees

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

The Pentagon identified the…

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UN warns over new DR Congo violence

Scores of people have been killed in worsening violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern region, leaving the local population in urgent need of aid, according to the United Nations…

A key Taliban commander was among the dead

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Pakistani security forces say several Taliban killed

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban insurgents in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children the northwestern city.

At least…

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Lindsey Vonn: 'I'm back to where I used to be'

What a difference a year makes.

American ski star Lindsey Vonn exorcised the ghosts of a grueling fight back from injury with victory on the slopes of Val d'Isere, Saturday.

A year ago on the same…

Obama end of year news conference

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Upbeat Obama bids goodbye to tough year

Barack Obama actually looks like he's having fun being president.

The commander-in-chief showed the world an unfamiliar face in a punchy end-of-year news conference Friday. He said he was energized…

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Kurds claim to take Iraq's Sinjar town

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and…

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Defiant Sony scrambles to find way out for 'Interview'

Will any company step up and help Sony Pictures show the world "The Interview?"

This weekend the embattled movie studio is in active discussions with potential distribution partners, figuring out if…

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Unicef: 1.7 million Ukraine children at risk

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh…

Child carrying flowers 8 kids slain Australia

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Australian mom suspected in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

The 37-year-old woman is under…

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What every state in the U.S. is worst at

According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.

Notable TV exits through the years

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Stephen Colbert bid farewell on his final show Thursday night after a nine-year run. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

Best & worst value cars for 2015

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Get the most bang for your buck with these best value cars for 2015. Also, learn which ones to avoid.

Ice pancakes baffle experts

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Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.

What to know: Boko Haram

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Boko Haram has kidnapped another 185 women and children in Nigeria. Learn more about this shocking development and the Islamist group behind it.

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