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4:58pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Latin America

Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Is A Complicated Process

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 5:37 pm

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4:33pm

Fri December 19, 2014
The Two-Way

CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 5:33 pm

Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio "very much wanted to keep the picture in release."
DAVID MCNEW Reuters /Landov

On a day when President Obama added his voice to criticisms over the decision to pull the satire The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says the studio "did not capitulate" to hackers, and that its actions have been misunderstood.

Lynton defended his studio in an interview on All Things Considered, saying that Sony still wants an audience to see The Interview — if not in theaters, then by other means.

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4:06pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Law

Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 5:50 pm

Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

"The dog ate my homework?" Try, "I was protesting a grand jury decision," instead.

Students at some top law schools want exam extensions for what they are calling the trauma of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. But other law students are wondering what message that sends to future employers.

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3:12pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Latin America

Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 4:58 pm

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3:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
NPR Ed

The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 6:56 pm

Today, details of the Obama administration's plan known as the Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System, or PIRS, finally saw the light of day. The idea, in this incarnation, was just under three years old.

The president announced its conception during his State of the Union address in 2012.

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3:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Global Health

CDC Head: Key Interventions Have Slowed Ebola's Spread

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 4:58 pm

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4:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Economy

Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease

President Obama announces changes to U.S. policy on Cuba, including relaxing restrictions on U.S. banking in the country, in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Doug Mills / Pool EPA/Landov

Among the changes to U.S. restrictions on Cuba President Obama announced Wednesday was a relaxation of the rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there.

Americans traveling in Cuba will now be able to use their credit cards and ATM cards, but many U.S. banks see the new rules as something of a legal minefield.

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4:32pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Latin America

What Will Full Diplomatic Relations With Cuba Look Like?

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3:55pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Asia

North Korea Has Invested Heavily In Cyberattacks

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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3:49pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Movies

Risky Comedies Could Be In Jeopardy After 'Interview' Is Pulled

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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Last month's cyberattack on Sony pictures is now a national security matter. U.S. intelligence officials believe North Korea is behind the incident and today the White House said it's taking hacking attacks seriously.

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3:43pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Energy

No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 9:23 am

Leslie Roeder of New York City cheers outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office on Wednesday after the state announced a ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Andrew Kelly Reuters/Landov

Pennsylvania's fracking boom has led to record-breaking natural gas production, but its neighbor, New York, announced Wednesday it was banning the practice. Industry and environmental groups say New York's decision could be good for Pennsylvania.

New York's ban comes six years after the state placed a temporary moratorium on fracking to study the gas drilling technique. Now, officials question fracking's economic benefits and cite environmental risks.

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2:53pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Music

Music A Longtime Feature Of Cuba-U.S. Cultural Exchange

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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2:53pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Law

Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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2:53pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Law

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Court Appearance In Pretrial Hearing

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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7:07pm

Wed December 17, 2014
National Security

The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

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4:26pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Movies

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 7:07 pm

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3:16pm

Wed December 17, 2014
World

U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 7:13 pm

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3:07pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Latin America

Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 7:07 pm

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And that changing relationship is something that Frank Calzon is questioning.

FRANK CALZON: The president has given Cuba - most of the Cuban government - most of what they want.

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2:53pm

Wed December 17, 2014
The Salt

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 9:21 am

A customer picks up a block of butter at a food store in Tokyo on Nov. 10. Japanese shoppers are up in arms over a serious butter shortage that has forced Tokyo to resort to emergency imports, as some grocers limit sales to one block per customer.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

We are well into the Christmas season, and if you live in Japan, that means sponge cake.

The traditional Japanese Christmas dish is served with strawberries and cream, and it is rich, thanks to lots and lots of butter. But the Japanese have been using even more butter for their Christmas cakes this year, exacerbating what was already a national butter shortage.

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2:17pm

Wed December 17, 2014
Movie Interviews

Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 7:07 pm

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