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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

December 20, 2014

Politics

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Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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AP source: US seeks China's help after cyberattack
Posted: December 20, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.

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US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

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Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when the plan was for less. It brings a new order in government, with an institutionally weakened president and strengthened opposition.

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Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office.

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

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Air Force admits nuke flaws, but will fixes work?
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

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Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 6:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.

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