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Skating Out Classroom Stress As A 'Derby Dame'

English teacher and roller derby queen Elle L. Cool Jam, aka Nina Park, plays offense and defense on the track and in her classroom.

Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

Alan Gross' Release: How It Went Down

American Alan Gross had spent more than five years in a Cuban prison, where he suffered ill health. Then, on Tuesday, his lawyer, Scott Gilbert, told him in a phone call that he was going home.

Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On Colbert Up, Ferguson Out

Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.

PHOTO: The Meaning In A Phone Call

A conversation between Presidents Obama and Castro preceded a plan to normalize diplomatic relations between historical foes.

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Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Dec. 18-24

Anna Chandler of Connect Savannah and Jim Reed of the Psychotronic Film Society and Do Savannah’s Film Scene Column share their picks for a fun holiday weekend.

Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Threats

The move follows the decision by major U.S. theater chains not to screen the comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

The U.S. And Cuba: A Brief History Of A Complicated Relationship

The stalemate has outlasted 10 U.S. presidents, a failed invasion, a nuclear crisis and countless boatloads of Cuban asylum seekers. All that changed on Wednesday.

U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides

The Islamic State is not believed to be in the Gaza Strip. But a flier in its name was recently sent around the territory. Both Israel and Hamas are trying to use it to their advantage.

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