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Former President George H.W. Bush spends Christmas in hospital 3:55pm EST

- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush remained hospitalized on Thursday near his home in Houston after experiencing shortness of breath this week but was "doing well," his spokesman said.

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House probe faults IRS officials for targeting conservatives

WASHINGTON - House Republican investigators fault top Internal Revenue Service officials for mistreating conservative organizations who sought tax-exempt status, but have found no connection to the White House, according to an interim report released on Tuesday.

23 Dec 2014
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Cuban dissidents shaken by U.S. rapprochement, seek new tactics

HAVANA - President Barack Obama's decision to end five decades of enmity with Cuba has shaken the island's political dissidents, dividing their ranks and forcing them to rethink tactics.

U.S., Cuba, United Nations 23 Dec 2014
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Top congressional Democrat asks Sony for hack details

WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the powerful U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked Sony Pictures Entertainment to hand over details of what he describes as the "devastating cyberattack" recently suffered by the Hollywood studio.

Tech, 23 Dec 2014
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Under pressure over CIA jail, Poland sends out mixed messages

WARSAW - This month's acknowledgment by Poland's former president that he allowed the CIA to operate a secret interrogation center throws the Polish government's appeal against a European court ruling on the jail into disarray.

World 23 Dec 2014