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5:43pm

Thu December 18, 2014
World

Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

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5:21pm

Thu December 18, 2014
The Two-Way

In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 6:03 pm

A review panel says changes are needed at the Secret Service — along with a better fence at the White House. Here, members of the Secret Service uniformed division stand in front of the White House.
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The Secret Service must both change the way it trains agents and hire more of them, according to a panel that reviewed the agency that has endured a string of embarrassing lapses in recent months. The panel says its suggestions are "a roadmap for reform" under a new director.

Some of those suggestions are inherently practical – such as one that states "the fence around the White House needs to be changed as soon as possible to provide better protection."

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7:22am

Thu December 18, 2014
Politics

Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:22 pm

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6:58am

Thu December 18, 2014
Politics

Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 12:31 pm

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5:18am

Thu December 18, 2014
Around the Nation

Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 12:31 pm

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5:16am

Thu December 18, 2014
Around the Nation

TSA Administrator Says Airport Screening Is More Efficient, Risk-Based

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 2:22 pm

Travelers wait in a security line at Chicago's Midway International Airport in November.
Nam Y. Huh AP

As the holiday travel season picks up, the head of the government agency that screens airline passengers is winding down his duties. John Pistole is leaving the Transportation Security Administration at the end of December, after 4 1/2 years as administrator.

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7:16pm

Wed December 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

Bearing the message "The Greatest Gift is Knowledge," a holiday display by the Satanic Temple will accompany a Christian Nativity scene on the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol.
Satanic Temple

Two very different holiday displays will share the grounds of the Michigan State Capitol next week: a traditional Christian Nativity and an exhibit by the Satanic Temple. The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity was in danger of being canceled.

The story drew intense attention after it emerged that there was a chance the Capitol grounds might host only a Satanic holiday display during the Christmas season, because plans for a Christian display didn't take into account Michigan's rules.

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6:32am

Wed December 17, 2014
Europe

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:15 pm

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6:27am

Wed December 17, 2014
Politics

Senate Adjourns, GOP To Take Over In January

Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 11:29 am

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The 113th Congress has officially come to a close. The Senate adjourned late last night after passing a bill to extend tax breaks and confirming a slew of nominations. NPR's Ailsa Chang reports.

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6:20am

Wed December 17, 2014
Politics

Jeb Bush To 'Actively Explore' 2016 Run For President

Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 5:22 pm

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