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Pontiac Silverdome, Former Home to Detroit Lions, in Decay

Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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North Korea Skipping UN Security Council Meeting

abcnews.go.com — An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time. International pressure has built this year...
Dec 22, 2014

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Florida Authorities Say 1 Police Officer Shot and Killed

abcnews.go.com — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. and that a suspect has been taken into custody. A news conference is to be held later in the...

Jameis Winston did not violate code

abcnews.go.com — Attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston was ruled to have not violated university conduct code. A woman had accused Winston of sexually assaulting a former FSU student in his off-campus apartment in December 2012.
Dec 21, 2014

Wouldn't answer questions MT @ABC Fmr FL chief justice: Insufficient evidence that Winston violated code of conduct abcn.ws/1JFm7me

Dec 21, 2014

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WWI Christmas Truce: How Football United Foes

abcnews.go.com — ABC News' Hamish Macdonald reports on the legendary tale of a soccer match uniting British and German soldiers in a Christmas Eve truce 100 years ago this week.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @hamishNews: WATCH: The story behind the fabled 1914 Christmas Truce Football Match. Our piece from @ThisWeekABC abcn.ws/1CjxJcy

Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

WATCH: 100 years after WW1 Xmas truce for soccer, @BritishArmy & Germans stage rematch. Britain won. Again! #ThisWeek abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video…

Yankees Charity to Pay For Education of Slain Police Officer's Children

abcnews.go.com — The New York Yankees' Silver Shield Foundation is offering to pay for any and all education expenses for the children of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn. In a phone interview with ABC News on Sunday, the group's chairman William Walters said the group has already reached out to the police department, but has not been in contact with Ramos' family.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Pneumonia

abcnews.go.com — A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night that the 72-year-old boxing great is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition. Gunnell says Ali was...
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Marco Rubio: Rand Paul ‘Chief Cheerleader’ of Obama Foreign Policy

abcnews.go.com — Senator Marco Rubio (R) Florida on 'This Week' Sen. Marco Rubio responded to criticism from fellow Republican and potential 2016 presidential rival Sen. Rand Paul over his position on Cuba, insisting today that he would oppose the "Obama-Paul foreign policy," and referring to the Kentucky senator as "chief cheerleader" of the president's overseas agenda.

Can the U.S. Thaw Relations with Cuba?

abcnews.go.com — After President Obama moved to restore U.S. relations with Cuba, what does the future hold for the two countries? ABC News' Jim Avila reports from Havana, Cuba.
Dec 21, 2014

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Two NYPD Cops Dead After They Were Shot in Vehicle

abcnews.go.com — Two New York City police officers were killed today, both shot as they sat in their patrol vehicle in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, city officials said. The suspect in the shooting was also dead, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the officials said. Two Police Officers have been shot in the 79 pct.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @BillyCorben: RIP: 2 NYPD cops dead after they were shot in vehicle, suspect dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound abcnews.go.com/US/nypd-cop-de…

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Two NYPD Cops 'Assassinated' in Brooklyn Ambush

abcnews.go.com — Two New York City police officers were "assassinated," shot "execution-style" as they sat in their patrol vehicle in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, city officials said. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said the two were shot with "no warning, no provocation." "Two of New York's finest were shot and killed, with no warning, no provocation," Bratton said.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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New York Police Shooting Suspect Promised Attack Ahead of Time

abcnews.go.com — The man accused of killing two New York City police officers execution-style as they sat in their patrol vehicle promised his attack ahead of time, indicating on social media that he was doing so because the police-involved deaths of two African-American men earlier this year.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Cop-Killer Told Bystanders 'Watch What I'm Going to Do'

abcnews.go.com — A man who fatally shot two New York police officers before killing himself told bystanders to "watch what I'm going to do" moments before the attack, according to police investigators.
Dec 21, 2014

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Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

abcnews.go.com — As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was heading to make his first public statement after the killing of two police officers, a group of uniformed cops turned their backs towards him. The moment was caught on cell phone video.
Dec 21, 2014

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Mokrzycki, Former AP Polling Director, Dies at 52

abcnews.go.com — Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, has died. He was 52. Mokrzycki (pronounced mohr-ZIK'-ee) died Friday of an apparent heart attack at home in West Newbury, said Jill Gambon, his wife of 21 years.

Ex-Mayor Sworn in as Romania's New President

abcnews.go.com — Romania's Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country's new president in an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended. Pro-Western Klaus Iohannis, 55, promises a different style from combative outgoing leader Traian Basescu who leaves office Sunday having served a maximum 10 years.

Sen. Marco Rubio on Cuba: Engagement Won't Guarantee Freedom

abcnews.go.com — Senator Marco Rubio discusses President Obama's decision to reopen American relations with Cuba, and responds to criticism from fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

One NYPD Cop Dead, Another Critical After They Were Shot in Vehicle

abcnews.go.com — One New York City police officer is dead and another was in critical condition today after they were shot as they sat in their patrol vehicle in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, city officials said. The suspect in the shooting was also dead, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the officials said.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio

abcnews.go.com — Rush transcript for "This Week" on December 21, 2014. This may contain errors and will be updated. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: We're joined now by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Thanks for joining us this morning. SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: Good morning. STEPHANOPOULOS: You've been so outspoken this week, Senator Rubio, calling the president's decision inexplicable, absurd, disgraceful.