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FILE -  In this combination of file photos Stephen Colbert, left, poses on Sept. 4, 2018, in New York and CBS president Leslie Moonves attends the CBS Network 2015 Programming Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015 in New York. Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS' board of directors said wouldn't be paid to ousted former CEO Moonves - at least half of it. The late-night host joked, "the other half goes to Tom Selleck's mustache." Colbert didn't avoid his network's big news in Tuesday night's monologue on Dec. 18. Like many at CBS, Colbert owes his job to Moonves, who was forced out due to sexual misconduct allegations. CBS is denying him severance after an investigation backed up many of the charges and accused Moonves of trying to thwart the probe. (Photos by Andy Kropa and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Colbert jokingly claims severance denied to ex-CBS bossLate-night host Stephen Colbert jokingly lays claim to at least half of the $120 million severance that the CBS board declined to pay ousted CEO Leslie Moonves
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10 detained in Estonia over massive money launderingTen former employees of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank have been detained in connection with a probe into a major money laundering scandal that allegedly involved money from Russia and former Soviet states.
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In this photo released by Inter Services Public Relations of Pakistan's military, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, talks with Pakistani Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa during a meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Khalilzad's meeting with Pakistan's powerful army chief Bajwa was presumably to brief him on the talks with the Taliban, which Pakistan helped orchestrate by getting the Taliban to the UAE. (Inter Services Public Relations via AP)
Taliban say talks focused on US withdrawal from AfghanistanThe Taliban say their latest talks with the U.S. envoy on the war in Afghanistan focused on the withdrawal of NATO troops, the release of prisoners and halting attacks on civilians by pro-government forces
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Panel explains ruling on proposed Indiana abortion clinicIndiana officials say they rejected a nonprofit's request to open an abortion clinic in South Bend because necessary information wasn't disclosed on an application
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici, left, and European Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovkis participate in a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cablesA U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials
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Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
US stocks rise before Federal Reserve meeting; oil reboundsUS stocks are rising as energy companies benefit from a small rebound in oil prices following a huge loss the day before
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a nurse hooks up an IV to a flu patient at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston, Ga. Relief from medical debt doesn’t top the typical holiday wish list. But help with unexpected medical bills could be a welcome gift for millions of Americans. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Do's and don'ts of helping loved ones pay medical billsHoliday Help: The do's and don'ts of helping loved ones and friends pay off their medical bills
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Mexican president wants US to grant more work visasMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he hopes to negotiate more U.S. work visas for Mexicans and Central Americans
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Chart shows number of children at federal shelters.
AP Investigation: Migrant kids held in mass sheltersAn Associated Press investigation finds that most of the 14,300 migrant children in government care have been placed in large detention centers and residential facilities where they spend nights with more than 100 kids _ and sometimes several thousand.
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Senate GOP leader McConnell says he will introduce bill to fund government through Feb. 8 and avoid partial shutdownSenate GOP leader McConnell says he will introduce bill to fund government through Feb. 8 and avoid partial shutdown
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, Ahmed Rashid Mokbel, a severely malnourished 7-month-old Yemeni boy, is given formula by his mother at the Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, Yemen. Oxfam, an international aid group, said Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, that more than half a million displaced people in war-torn Yemen face the "double threat" of famine and freezing temperatures as winter sets in. Oxfam said that some 530,000 displaced people are in mountainous areas, many living in makeshift shelters with no insulation or weatherproofing. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
Saudi-led coalition bombs air base in Yemen's capitalThe Saudi-led coalition has bombed an air base in Yemen's rebel-held capital, as a local cease-fire holds around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida
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Poland signs 20-year deal to buy natural gas from the USPoland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy
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