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Ride-share questions to carry into 2015

Officials are still trying to determine how to regulate the new industry.


North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

The proposal was seen by analysts as a typical ploy by the North to try to show that it is sincere.



Ohio moves to make elections more competitive

A state legislative election proposal could have an indirect impact on congressional districts because they are drawn by state lawmakers.



U.S. to focus college rating system on value

Federal rating system for colleges would help parents guide their children to schools whose graduates make a good living,


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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Its modest achievements were overshadowed by partisan gridlock, investigations and sharp clashes capped by a government shutdown.



Mississippi attorney general retreats after lawsuit by Google

The company contends Mississippi’s Jim Hood was improperly influenced by Hollywood studios that are trying to crack down on pirated movies.


 

World


Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

Also appearing before parliament, shaking their fists in victory, were three convicted spies just released from long U.S. prison terms.



Four Afghans released from Guantanamo Bay prison

The transfer fulfilled a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, in what U.S. officials characterized as a show of goodwill.


 
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Eyewitness 1864: Theft ring used kids to steal lead in Lawrenceville

Three adults were arrested and charged with buying stolen lead, often in the form of bullet-shaped rifle balls pilfered by boys employed at



Holiday donation to Salvation Army has a nice ring to it

A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for rings that a widow placed inside a red donation kettle in Boston.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Happy Friday, everyone. 1) Given the recent attention paid to ethics ??? what with Gov.-elect Tom Wolf forbidding members of


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

We hope you're hungry ??? today's breakfast is steak and eggs, not tea and a fruit cup. 1) We're not quite at the point when



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