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A worker removes poster for the movie "The Interview" from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater in Atlanta. The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas and Atlanta's Plaza Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 said they will begin showing "The Interview" on Christmas Day, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release. The Plaza is independently owned and not part of the Carmike chain. [Associated Press]

Sony says 'The Interview' will be shown in some theaters Thursday

NEW YORK — The Interview, the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its canceled release, will open in a limited Christmas Day theatrical release, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Seth Rogen's North Korea farce "will …

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  1. Christmas Eve for many: Warm, windy and not white

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Christmas Eve shaped up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for travelers in the Great Lakes, the Northeast and a storm-battered swath of the South.

  2. CDC Ebola error in lab may have exposed technician to virus

    Health

    A laboratory mistake at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have exposed a technician to the deadly Ebola virus, federal officials said Wednesday.

    Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden promised last summer to improve the CDC's safety procedures.
"I'm working on it until the issue is resolved," he said in July. [Associated Press]
  3. The Cuban question unites and divides Tampa residents

    National

    TAMPA — They come every Saturday morning, miles from their suburban homes to a Cuban-owned coffee shop in West Tampa. Men sit at one end of the table, women at the other.

    Jose Marti Park in Tampa on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
  4. U.S. is off war footing at year's end, but wars go on

    War

    WASHINGTON — Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.

    President Barack Obama pauses while delivering the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014 on May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Last spring, Obama described to the newly minted Army officers at West Point how "the landscape has changed" after a decade of war. He cited the then-dwindling conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he said Osama bin Laden, whose plotting from an al-Qaida sanctuary in Afghanistan gave rise to what became America's longest war, "is no more. You are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan,'' Obama declared to a burst of applause. But once again the landscape has changed.  [Associated Press]
  5. In the news: Argentine city takes beauty off its pedestal

    World

    A pageant is banned

    Argentine city takes beauty off its pedestal