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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fearsLiberia holds Senate vote amid concern over the spread of Ebola
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Antelope graze on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the state's driest year ever in 2011, forcing some to sell off many if not all of their animals or sending their cattle to other states to graze. Many ranchers have since worked to diversify their incomes with other enterprises including leasing water and hunting acres for deer, antelope and quail. (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney)
Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomesCultural shift: Record beef prices don't keep Texas ranchers from seeking alternative income
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In this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 photo, immigrants attend the Immigration Relief Education forum organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event looks to educate immigrants on President Obama’s Executive Action announcement expected to prevent the deportation of more than 4 million immigrant families.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Immigrants build document trails to remain in USImmigrants build document trails to remain in US, a daunting task for many in the shadows
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Police investigate a building after the entrance was blown up early Saturday morning Dec. 20, 2014 in Malmo Sweden. Another minor bomb wrecked a car in the same neighborhood of Rosengard, in Malmo. No one was injured by the explosions. (AP photo/TT News Agency, Stig-Ake Jonsson)    SWEDEN OUT
2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmo2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmo, no injuries
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Cuba's President Raul Castro smiles during a twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call with Cuban President Raul Castro _ brother of famously longwinded Fidel _ with a 15-minute monologue, then apologized for taking so much time. "He said, 'Don't worry about it, Mr. President,’” Obama related. “’You're still a young man, and you have still the chance to break Fidel's record. He once spoke seven hours straight."  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)
Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliamentCheers at Cuba parliament as freed prisoners appear, with Raul Castro and Elian Gonzalez
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A security guard checks an incoming car  into the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hackingNorth Korea wants joint investigation with US over Sony hacking to prove it's not involved
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In this photo released by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Ban praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Ban, who made stops in both countries on Friday, travels Saturday to Guinea where the Ebola virus first emerged a year ago.  (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)
WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000World Health Organization: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000, fueled by surge in Sierra Leone
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US sends 4 Afghans back home from GuantanamoUS sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo; move seen as sign of confidence in new Afghan leader
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Pakistani women leave the Rahman Baba graveyard after offering prayers at the graves of victims in Tuesday's school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Taj Muhammad, one of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He said he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he said. But as the dead bodies, mostly children, started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacreEven the gravedigger wept: Burying the smallest of the dead in Peshawar's school massacre
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  • Lawmakers question the rush to extend rail surcharge

    Rail officials Thursday told the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board they expect the state's largest public works project ever to cost between $550 million and $700 million more than the $5.26 billion estimated. ~~ Legislators who hold the state's purse strings are taking a wait-and-see approach to the idea of extending a 0.5 percent Oahu surcharge on the state general excise tax beyond 2022 to help pay for Honolulu's rail transit system. The Honolulu Advertiser, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 04:47 AM
  • Rail budget costs push for contractor bids

    The city's rail project is trying to get back on track after being en-route to go way over budget. Calling all contractors. KITV-TV, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 04:05 AM
  • Honolulu's Boy Choir brings in holiday cheer

    For the past 40 years, the Honolulu Boy Choir have warmed hearts in Hawai'i and far BEYOND our shores with their voices. As KITV4's Moanike'ala Nabarro reports all these years later, the choir still charming audiences with no signs of stopping. KITV-TV, Sat, Dec 20 2014 @ 03:38 AM
  • Hawaii's Mokulele Airlines offering same-day rush shipping service between Islands

    Mokulele Airlines now offers same-day rush shipping service for enveloped up to 5 pounds and boxes under 70 pounds to and from its 10 airport locations on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Lanai and Molokai. Customers can drop off a package at a Mokulele ticket counter, and it will be available for pickup at the destination airport a few hours later. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 09:47 PM
  • Rail Cost Overruns Continue to Mount

    The city's rail project could cost between $550 million and $700 million more than expected. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation revealed that at a board meeting Thursday. STAR 101.9, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 07:57 PM
  • Aloha Tofu opening new venture at Honolulu's Dole Cannery

    Aloha Tofu, one of Hawaii's largest producers of fresh tofu, is starting a new venture at Honolulu's Dole Cannery that includes three components - retail, a commercial kitchen and frying operations, the head of the more than 60-year-old Honolulu-based company told PBN. "This is a foray into something new for us," Paul Uyehara, president of Aloha Tofu, which has been owned by his family for generations . Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 07:04 PM
  • Pearl Harbor is Hiring in the New Year

    Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard plans to hire about 730 workers this fiscal year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the shipyard will host a job fair on January 28th. STAR 101.9, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:58 PM
  • Oahu rail project lacks revenue as costs soar

    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday it's now expected to cost from $550 to $700 million more than what was originally planned. Rail officials blame the higher cost in part on $190 million in added costs from construction delays that stemmed from legal challenges and city officials awarding contracts before they were authorized and ready to build. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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