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In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 released another round of data leaks, including ominous threats against the premiere of Sony Pictures' film The Interview, in which the group references the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace on...
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In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana, Cuba. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union devastated the Cuban economy, but the country limped along, first under Fidel and then, after he fell ill in 2006, under his brother Raul, head of the Cuban military. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera, File)
In this July 31, 2004 file photo, Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, and his brother, Minister of Defense Raul Castro, attend a Parliament session in Havana,...
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A crater created by the explosion of the Orbital Science Antares rocket is full of water next to the launch pad 0-A at the Wallops Island test flight facility in...
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Law enforcement officers set up near a command post while looking  for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio along Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Bruceville-Eddy, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)
Law enforcement officers set up near a command post while looking for a gunman who shot a weather forecaster during an altercation outside the KCEN-TV studio...
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In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Navajo Nation presidential candidate Russell Begaye, center, speaks with a group during the Navajo Nation elections outside of the Shiprock Chapter House in Shiprock, N.M. A ruling by the Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, clears the way for election officials to set a date for the presidential contest. The high court upheld the dismissal of a challenge against Begaye, who will face Joe Shirley Jr. for the tribe's top elected post. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Alexa Rogals, File)
In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Navajo Nation presidential candidate Russell Begaye, center, speaks with a group during the Navajo Nation elections outside of...
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Students, teachers and parents at Mendham Township Middle School listen to an address by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Mendham...
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In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP) hold placards during a protest after a woman was allegedly raped by a driver from ride-booking service Uber in New Delhi, India. Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. In a blog post Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Uber's head of global safety defended the company's safety record but also wrote that as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others.   (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
In this Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, supporters of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP) hold placards during a protest after a woman was allegedly raped by a driver...
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