Obama calls James Franco 'James Flacco'

James Franco

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While talking about the Sony hack during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama called actor James Franco "James Flacco."

Immigrant family centers likened to prisons

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced it is opening the largest immigrant family detention facility in the United States, amid concerns from…

Obama calls on only female reporters

President Barack Obama took eight questions during his Friday press conference --- and all of them from women journalists.

It was an unusual and deliberate move…

Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

Dianne Feinstein

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White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake…

Springfield, Mo., is the capital of cheap gas

Gas prices

Ferre Dollar/CNN

A quiet city on the edge of the Ozarks is the only town in the entire country where the average price of gas is less than $2 gallon.

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

Sony headquarters

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President Barack Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures made a mistake in canceling the release of a movie after a cyberattack from North Korean-backed…

Obama: Sony 'made a mistake'

Obama on Malaysia Airlines crash 7-18


President Barack Obama wrapped up his 50-minute year-end news conference on Friday, taking eight questions from all female reporters.

Michele Bachmann's not so quiet exit

Statuary Hall inside the Capitol is the storied site of many key moments in U.S. history -- from heated debates about slavery to inaugural lunches with…

Opinion: Why are cops killing for 'loosies'?

The contents of your pocket gleam up at you from the Norwalk, Connecticut, sidewalk like a sarcastic wink. You sit on the curb, surrounded by police cars,…

Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

Sony studios

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The hackers behind a devastating cyberattack at Sony Pictures have sent a new message to executives at the company, crediting them for a "very wise" decision…

URGENT - Obama says change will come to Cuba in 'fits and starts'

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama said he shares the concerns of dissidents and human rights groups about Cuba's "hermetically sealed society," but said his move…

URGENT - Obama pledges to work with Congress on tax reform

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that tax reform is "one area where we can get things done" even with Republicans set to take control of the House…

URGENT - Obama says Sony made a 'mistake'

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Picture's decision to cancel the release of their movie "The Interview," in the wake of the North Korean…

URGENT - Obama speaks on the economy at the year end press conference

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama touted an economic resurgence Friday, calling 2014 the "strongest year for job growth since the 1990s" and pointing to rising…

Unilever lays an egg: Drops Just Mayo lawsuit

Unilever logo (croped)

Unilever takes its mayonnaise very seriously. But this time, the global food giant appears to have egg on its face.

In October, Unilever filed a lawsuit…

Cities shine brighter during holidays

Holiday lights from space

NASA's Earth Observatory

Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

McDonald's violated worker rights: NLRB

A government labor watchdog has accused McDonald's and some franchise owners of violating workers rights by retaliating against them for taking part in fast…

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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