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Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in new report

Harsh interrogation tactics were ineffective at eliciting critical information, according to a new Senate report.

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10K playpens recalled due to strangulation hazard

Dream On Me is recalling its Incredible playpens because their rails can collapse.

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Survey: Job market looks stronger in next 3 months

A large survey of employers indicates hiring in the first quarter could get the biggest boost in seven years.

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Nissan, Hyundai, Jaguar issue recalls

Nissan Juke SUVs and several Infiniti models, Hyundai sedans, and Jaguar sports cars have been recalled.

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Hagel in Baghdad as U.S. sees momentum against ISIS

The U.S. has expanded its presence against Islamic State militants, four months after starting a campaign of air strikes in Iraq.

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State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence.

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White House: Precautionary measures taken ahead of torture report

The government has taken precautionary measures before releasing a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods.

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Gas prices fall 12 cents per gallon

The average price of regular gasoline has plunged another 12 cents a gallon over the past two weeks.

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate arrive on first trip to NYC

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived for a whirlwind trip.

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Protests continue over ‘chokehold’ death

Angry crowds continued to protest in several cities after a grand jury failed to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

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Survivors commemorate 73rd anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

The ceremony was part of a nationwide remembrance day, commemorated at different U.S. sites.

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Holiday shopping discounts deepen, last longer

Retailers started discounting early this holiday season, but that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up the offers now.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of this week's biggest newsmakers.

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Defense nominee Carter ‘foremost national security leader’

Former Pentagon official Ash Carter is the nominee for the next secretary of defense.

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NASA launches new rocket, new era

A spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars blasted off on Friday for an unmanned trial run around Earth.

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Republicans preparing 2015 immigration legislation

U.S. Republicans plan legislation to strengthen the U.S.-Mexican border and discourage illegal immigration.

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America ushers in Christmas with lighting of Capitol tree

The annual ritual near the White House featured performances from singers Patti LaBelle and Steve Miller.

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Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Dems

The House Speaker says he wants to avert a shutdown while keeping some budget "leverage" over the President's immigration order.

A protester uses a bullhorn during a demonstration on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014, at a tree lighting ceremony in Philadelphia. The crowd, protesting the deaths of two unarmed black men at the hands of police, rallied at the train station and marched through downtown before disrupting a tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.

More protests expected after no charges in New York chokehold case

A police union official defended a white officer's role in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man as protesters gathered a day after a grand jury voted not to bring charges.

This image made from video posted online by militants on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Luke Somers, an American photojournalist born in Britain and held hostage by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen. The group is threatening to kill Somers, who was kidnapped more than a year ago and has given Washington three days to meet several unspecified demands, a U.S. terrorism monitoring group said Thursday.

U.S. discloses failed attempt to rescue American in Yemen

The United States failed to rescue a U.S. citizen held hostage by al Qaeda's Yemen branch, and the group threatened to kill him in a new video posted on the Internet.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.