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ADDS BOTH OFFICERS KILLED - Mourners stand at attention as the bodies of two fallen NYPD officers are transported from Woodhull Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in New York.  An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing both officers before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Sharpton denounces violence against policeSharpton denounces violence against police after 2 officers slain by man vowing to kill cops
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An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor listObama says US reviewing whether to return North Korea to list of state sponsors of terrorism
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FILE- In this Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 file photo, an ambulance leaves the Ebola isolation unit carrying the bodies of Ebola victims that are highly contagious to a burial site, at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300 km, (186 miles), from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone . A radio  announcement has begun as part of a campaign to urge Sierra Leoneans to abandon traditional burial practices that are fueling the spread of Ebola in the West African country. Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in Sierra Leone and unsafe burials may be responsible for up to 70 percent of new infections, say experts. Officials are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to clamp down on traditional burials in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is now spreading fastest.  (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)
Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem EbolaAs burials fuel Ebola outbreak, prominent Sierra Leoneans urge families to hold safe funerals
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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, anti-Castro protesters and former Cuban political prisoners Efrain Rivas, left, and Arturo Suarez, right, talk to a reporter in the Little Havana area of Miami. Rivas and Suarez expressed their disagreement on Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Pope's role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flockPope Francis' role in US-Cuba thaw leaves some Cuban-American Catholics feeling abandoned
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In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Josh Reslow, 23, and his girlfriend Brittney Hines, 25, are interviewed outside the tent city erected outside the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Detroit officials have received no complaints about the tent city residents and have no plans to move them from the park, said Sgt. Michael Woody, a police department spokesman. “They’re not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues,” Woody said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown DetroitHomeless in tent city live on edge of life, outskirts of resurgent downtown Detroit
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This June 12, 2014 photo shows the new Swier Law Firm nestled between businesses in Corsica, S.D., a rural town of 600. A program in South Dakota is helping to lure attorneys from big cities to sparsely populated areas. Although federal grant money for decades has been available for doctors, nurses and dentists willing to relocate to sparsely populated areas, the South Dakota program is believed to be the first of its kind to similarly compensate lawyers. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)
States trying to lure lawyers into rural practiceStates trying to combat shortage of practicing attorneys in rural areas by offering incentives
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Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killedFlorida authorities say a police officer has been shot and killed; suspect in custody
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, signs are displayed at the Cargill turkey processing plant in Springdale, Ark. American businesses have begun imagining ways to capitalize on last week’s announcement that the United States will restore diplomatic ties with Cuba and ease curbs on trade with one of the last surviving communist regimes.  Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
US companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdlesUS companies are eager to capitalize on Cuba's market but must first overcome obstacles
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Pakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnagePakistan makes arrests in Taliban school carnage that killed 148
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  • Gov. Nikki Haley concerned about Chinese tire tariff

    Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Commerce Department to lower a tariff on tires made in China by Giti Tire, which is planning a $560 million plant in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the governor wrote a letter to the federal agency this week saying the nearly 18 percent tariff "inequitably affects Giti's business." Post and Courier, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 09:44 AM
  • SC overturns Chester County supervisor election

    Chester County voters will have to go to the polls again to choose county supervisor after the State Election Commission threw out November's race. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the commission issued an order this week that voting machines didn't have the proper ballot, there was a lack of paper ballots and at least seven precincts sent voters away because of the problems. WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:03 PM
  • One killed, two injured in Chester Co car crash

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. Officials say the fatal wreck happened around 5:47 a.m. on West End Road near Stone Road. WBTV, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:58 AM
  • Portrait Gallery gets new Colbert; Taxi stands on King St.; Appeal of Stinney case?

    The day after Charleston-native Stephen Colbert retired his nine-year old late night show and its faux-blowhard persona, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery says it's unveiling a new portrait of the Comedy Central host in Washington, D.C. The new canvas plays off the earlier portrayal, depicting Colbert standing in front of another portrait of himself-times-five. See the portrait on display in the NPG until April 19, 2015. Charleston City Paper, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:12 AM
  • Chester Co single-car crash victim ID'd, two others hospitalized

    One person was killed and two others were injured in a single-car crash on Friday morning in Chester County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Chester County coroner identified the victim as 43-year-old James Willie Mack and says the official cause of death is blunt force trauma. WIS-TV Columbia, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Two killed in collision, one injured

    The SC Highway Patrol is investigating a collision on the Joneville-Lockhart Highway Friday morning that left two Chester County women dead and a Pauline man injured. L/Cpl Tony Keller of the SC Highway Patrol stated Friday evening that the collision occurred around 11:35 a.m. on SC 9 five miles south of the City of Union. The Union Daily Times, Sat, Dec 13 2014 @ 12:51 AM
  • Judge stops bidding on Chester plant construction

    A judge has stopped the bidding for construction of a new tire plant in Chester County after a company left out of the process sued. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons issued an order earlier this month halting the bidding process for the Giti Tire plant. WMBF, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 03:57 PM
  • After guns pulled on sons, Chester father calls for firing of police chief

    Carlos Williams' 16-year-old twins were pulled over Nov. 21 and handcuffed during a traffic stop, which he says was excessive. Cardan, left, and Caymen Williams sit with their father at Monday's Chester City Council meeting. The Charlotte Observer, Tue, Dec 9 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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