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In Cuba, holiday cheer from Uncle Sam

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cubans who receive money from the United States are getting a cash bonus this holiday season from an Obama administration decision that should also cut the flow of underground cash between the two countries. Read the full story at Reuters
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Personal threats a job perk for Congress

Growing hazard for members of Congress: Threats — both real and perceived. Pennies tinged in red, purported to be in blood, arrive at the office of outgoing speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with a message that says “no more blood for war.” The red turned out to be paint but the message is clear. FBI documents obtained by Politico under the Freedom of Information Act show the agency has investigted 236 threats against members of Congress over te last decade and while some, like the red-tinged Pelosi pennies, are more nuisance than threat, many others are serious threats. “It’s interesting that
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Hefner decides to wed another Playmate

Hugh Hefner, the 84-year-old founder of Playboy magazine, is engaged…again. Hefner proposed to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris on Christmas Eve. The Playboy tycoon used Twitter to announce his upcoming nuptials. “After the movie tonght, Christal and I exchanged gifts. I gave Ctrstal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve. A truly memorable Christmas Eve. When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory.” Hef didn’t clarify that the ring was an engagement one until a followup tweet the next day when he said “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an
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