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America, Cuba seek to normalize diplomatic relations
President Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba today, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity

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Toledo doctors give gift to refugee
3-year-old Palestinian boy gets chance to hear for first time.
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Crowd, police clash outside mall
Police used pepper spray on crowd, witnesses say.

New sign greets drivers at city limits
You Will Do Better in Toledo signs unveiled at 1st of 55 locations.

Parents mourn in Pakistan
Children and teachers gunned down laid to rest.

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U.S. stocks snap higher
Fed promises a 'patient' approach on rates; oil price steadies.
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Michigan unemployment rate drops
State's jobless rate off 0.4 points to 6.7 percent.
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Toledoan sentenced to 8 years for shooting
Shot a man in a car at close range.
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U.S. theaters cancel 'The Interview'
Hackers threatened violence on anyone who goes to watch the movie.
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Keith Burris
Mr. Rogers’ school of life
Dan Rogers runs a shelter, but he dreams bigger dreams.
Mary Bilyeu
Drink for future scholars
Burger Bar 419 hosting TPS fund-raiser.
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Unsolved Toledo: Anthony Fizer
Anthony Fizer was shot dead outside of his central Toledo home on Dec. 10,…
Blurbs From The 'Burg
Perrysburg shoppers should keep calm, be...
Hopefully we can keep our cool during stressful season.
Matt Markey
Conditions prove tough for deer hunt
Once again firearm hunting headlines belong to Mother Nature.
David Shribman
All is not calm
Politically speaking this holiday season, all is not bright.
Tom Walton
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
ODOT should take after Iowa’s innovative highway safety program.

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