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

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

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McAuliffe Proposed Changes, Including Closing Correctional Facility

Governor McAuliffe has unveiled his budget recommendations and they affect a correctional center.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.

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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

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

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Eric Singer will leave KISS if Simmons, Stanley retire

Singer joined the group in 1991 following the death of Eric Carr, and says he couldn't continue without his pals.

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

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REVIEW: Final ‘Hobbit’ movie falls short of original trilogy

This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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‘7th Heaven’ star admits to sexually abusing girls

Troubled actor Stephen Collins has confessed the molestation claims against him are true.

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Menus will sport new calorie labels for alcohol

Restaurant drinkers will soon know how many calories are in their margarita or craft beer.

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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

Congress has limped out of Washington, capping two years of legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes.

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Blake Shelton wins ‘The Voice’ again

The "Boys 'Round Here" hitmaker's country protegeé Craig Wayne Boyd won a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize.

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ among films being preserved

A new set of classic movies is being inducted into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation.

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Tennessee police looking for real-life ‘Grinch’

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

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Obamacare enrollment tops 2.5M

Officials said demand for the health insurance plans jumped during the final week of 2015 open enrollment.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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

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

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

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Bucks rookie Parker out for season with knee injury

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

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016.

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No charges against Cosby in ’74 sex claim

The comedian has been the subject of more than a dozen sex abuse allegations over the past two months.

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MMA fighters sue league, allege antitrust

The lawsuit alleges the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a monopoly that limits the potential earnings of its athletes.

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NY premiere of ‘The Interview’ canceled after threats

The Sony comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has sparked threats from hackers.

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Virginia Wins In Dominant Fashion Over Harvard 76-27

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The Wahoos prove to be a top five team en route to a 49 point win.

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2 NYPD officers killed, gunman dead

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The fatal shooting may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.