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The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.

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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of 'The Interview'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.

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U.S. Deal May Not Change Life Much For Everyday Cubans

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Steve Wicary, a freelance journalist based in Havana, about reactions on the ground in Cuba, to the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will normalize relations.

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Sen. Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba Deal Is Bad Foreign Policy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We hear Cuban-American reaction and some of what Cuban President Raul Castro had to say today.

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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has led to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.

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Fed: Interest Rates Could Rise As Early As May 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After a two-day meeting, Federal Reserve policymakers say they will be "patient" before starting to raise interest rates from historically low levels.

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Rep. Van Hollen: Alan Gross' Release A 'Miraculous' Moment

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about the release of Alan Gross. Van Hollen is one of the lawmakers who flew to Cuba to bring Gross back to the U.S.

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Pakistani Editorial Calls For Unified Strategy Against Extremists

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block talks to Zaffar Abbas, editor of the Dawn newspaper, about calling on the Pakistani government to take a tough unified strategy against Islamic extremism and terror groups.

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Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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Some Cuban-Americans Angry With Release Of Spies

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We hear reaction from Miami's Cuban-American community on announced changes to U.S. policy toward the island.

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Letters: How Parents Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about how parents talk to boys about sex and consent and a strong storm that hit California.

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Author Of 'Clifford' Children's Books Dies At 86

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The creator of Clifford The Big, Red Dog died last Friday . Norman Bridwell wrote about 150 Clifford books that were translated into 13 languages and sold nearly 130 million copies.

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From White House's Perspective, Cuban Embargo Hasn't Worked

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The U.S. broke off relations with Cuba the year President Obama was born. Now, he's trying a different approach having resolved one issue — the jailing of a U.S. aid worker.

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Shift In U.S.-Cuba Relationship Comes After 55 Years Of Tension

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We look back over the more than 50 years the U.S. has had an antagonistic relationship with the Cuban government.

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National Parks In Maryland, New York To Honor Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After years of effort, legislation to honor abolitionist Harriet Tubman with national parks in Maryland and New York has passed Congress.

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'Restorative Justice' A New Approach To Discipline At School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the second of two reports on Restorative Justice, we look at a "harm circle" session with two students who've been in a fight at an Oakland Middle School.

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An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.

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Studios Hope Holiday Family Movies Will Grab Slice Of Shrinking Box Office

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

So far Disney's Big Hero 6 is a winner and DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar is not. Studios look closely at opening weekend. In December, Night at the Museum 3 will compete with Annie, just before Into The Woods enters the race on Christmas Day.

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Alan Gross Release Paves Way For New Chapter In U.S.-Cuba Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

President Obama announced an historic shift in U.S.-Cuban relations, drawing bipartisan support and criticism.

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Angelina Jolie On Her Film's 'Unbroken' Hero: 'He Was Truly A Great Man'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Louis Zamperini was an Olympian before he enlisted in World War II and became a prisoner of war. Jolie says he told her to "make a film that reminds people that they have greatness inside themselves."

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