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Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

Mary Scholey, 82, of Sheffield, England, begins her Christmas shopping in early November. She has 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to buy for.

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Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

That is not the most someone has paid for Jordan's shoes. A pair he wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals sold for more than $100,000.

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Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.

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Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

Police reformers say the cameras ensure transparency when it comes to officer conduct. But as departments are pressured to release vast stores of videos, privacy concerns are raised.

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Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.

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Tourism Industry Gears Up For Lifting Of Cuban Travel Ban

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.

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After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry

Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.

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Review Panel: Secret Service Lacks Leadership

Experts have determined that the Secret Service needs more money, better training and a leader from outside the organization, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security.

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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba

A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

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5 Under-The-Radar Reads From Librarian Nancy Pearl

Pearl shares the books she loved this year that you might not have heard of. Her list includes a Hollywood satire, two thrillers, a young adult novel and a nonfiction book about World War I.

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