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President Obama addresses the changing U.S. relationship with Cuba. (CBS)

President Obama’s Full Video Address On The New U.S. Relationship With Cuba

President Barack Obama says the United States will have a different relationship with the Cuban government going forward. Watch his full statement here.

12/17/2014

Live music at Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, which closed in early 2014. (Red Devil Lounge/Facebook)

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation To Protect City’s Live Music Venues From Closing

Supervisor London Breed is hoping her legislation will keep the music playing at long-standing entertainment venues across the city.

12/17/2014

Alan Gross (CBS)

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross 5 Years Later

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.

12/17/2014

James Franco (left) & Seth Rogen (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Sony Pictures Cancels Christmas Day Release Of ‘The Interview’

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview” that referred to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The group also released a trove of data files including about 8,000 emails from the inbox of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton.

12/16/2014

The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact

Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.

12/16/2014

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus. (CBS)

Richmond PD Chief Defends Joining Anti-Police Brutality Protest, Holding #BlackLivesMatter Sign While In Uniform

A Bay Area police chief who participated in a protest against police brutality said he would do it again, despite complaints from officers saying he broke the law because he wore his uniform during the march.

12/15/2014

Road Work

Despite ‘No’ Votes By Local Reps, California Projects Get Big Boost From Congressional Spending Bill

California received funding for a long list of programs and projects from a new $1.1 trillion congressional spending bill passed late Saturday night, despite most California representatives voting against it.

12/15/2014

One of the effigies found hanging at UC Berkeley Saturday morning. (Source: Pastormykmac)

Group Of Anonymous Artists Claim Responsibility For Effigies Hanging On Nooses At UC Berkeley

A group of anonymous artists claimed responsibility for effigies of two black men and a woman hanging from nooses on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Saturday.

12/14/2014

A protester holds up Garner's photo while walking on the West Side Highway December 3, 2014 in New York. Protests began after a Grand Jury decided to not indict officer Daniel Pantaleo. Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo had suspected Garner of selling untaxed cigarettes. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

African-American Congregants Wear Black To Services To Draw Attention To Police Shootings

Congregants in African-American churches nationwide have worn black to services and said special prayers to draw attention to fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.

12/14/2014

Immigrants rights activists gather to celebrate U.S. President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration policy. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill That Leaves Obama’s Immigration Reforms Intact

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new immigration policy.

12/13/2014

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