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    Pope Francis: Vatican Bureaucracy has ‘Spiritual Alzheimer’s Disease’

    VATICAN CITY (CNN)- Pope Francis has unleashed a blistering critique of the Vatican bureaucracy — or Curia — criticizing its “illnesses” ranging from the “disease of feeling immortal” to vainglory and excessive planning. In his annual Christmas address to the Curia at the Vatican Monday, the Pontiff warned that “a church that doesn’t try to improve is like a sick body.” Francis said suggested that it would be helpful to the Vatican bureaucrats to have a catalog of their illnesses […]

  • British singer Joe Cocker performs on stage during the 'Fire it up tour' concert, on April 6, 2013 in Nice, southeastern France. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Music Icon Joe Cocker Dead at 70

    LONDON, England (CNN)- Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as “You Are So Beautiful” and the duet “Up Where We Belong,” has died of an undisclosed illness. He was 70. Cocker’s performing career spanned almost 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends,” to the digital-music era. He had tour dates scheduled well into 2015. Cocker began as a singer in England at […]

  • In Brooklyn, New York, a memorial grows on Sunday, December 21, 2014 to two murdered NYPD officers: Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. (Courtesy: David Allbritton/CNN)

    NY Mayor, Police Commissioner Meet with Families of Slain Cops

    NEW YORK (CNN)- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday visited the homes of the two officers slain over the weekend, the New York Police Department said. First de Blasio and Bratton visited the home of Rafael Ramos; then they visited the home of Wenjian Liu. The visit came amid intense criticism from some former New York leaders, who claim that de Blasio fanned tension between the public and police in comments he’s […]

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    Gunman’s Maryland Shooting Spurred Dire Warning to NYPD

    (CNN) — The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl Brinsley slipped into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment using a key he wasn’t supposed to have. A fight quickly erupted around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after Brinsley used that key to unlock the door of an apartment in the Baltimore suburb of Owings Mills, Maryland, New York Police Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters. Just 20 minutes later, calls of a shot fired […]

  • New York Police Department Officers Rafael Ramos (right) and Wenjian Liu (left) were ambushed, shot and killed Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20, 2014, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said. Their killer, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, fatally shot himself after the ambush, Bratton said.

    2 NY Cops Shot, Killed While Sitting in Patrol Car

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver’s seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side. The two cops weren’t at their usual precinct — normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a “critical response” detail in an area with higher crime, police said. That’s where they were slain, ambush-style — Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at an evening news conference. […]

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    North Korea Denies Involvement in Sony Hack, US Reaches out to China for Aid

    (CNN) — The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday. “We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this attack, and to ask for their cooperation,” the official said. “In our cybersecurity discussions, both China and the United States have expressed the view that conducting destructive attacks in cyberspace is outside […]

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    California Death Linked to Nationwide Caramel Apple Illnesses

    (CNN)- A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states, including California. At least four people have died — in a fifth case tests are pending — after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. The California Department of Public Health confirmed one of the deaths was a California. They would not release any further information about the person. Some 28 people have become infected with the deadly bacterium in 10 […]

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    President Obama: Canceling ‘The Interview’ was “a Mistake”

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — 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 hackers. “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they face. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake,” Obama said at a news conference Friday. “Let’s not get into that way of doing business.” Obama’s statement came hours after the FBI announced North Korea is officially responsible for the […]

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    What Do People Want for Christmas? Boobs. And New Noses.

    NEW YORK (CNN) - On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … two breast implants, a tummy tuck and a rhinoplasty. That may be a riff on the original, but it’s a tune many are singing this holiday season, as more people are asking Santa to go under the knife. Holiday gift giving has become a staple at many cosmetic surgery practices, and the popularity has grown over the last several years, according to Tom […]