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AP Top Political News At 12:25 p.m. EST

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....

Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said his plan to normalize relations with Cuba gives the U.S. a chance to influence events at an important moment of change for the communist nation, and he brushed off critics who accuse him of kowtowing to dictators....

Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate _ in 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority....

2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace....

Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides....

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually....

Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shift
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- For decades, the politics of Cuba in Florida were simple: anything less than a hard line stance against Fidel Castro was a sure way to lose a race for office....

Obama: No justification for murder of NYC police
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York....

Holder calls police shootings 'act of barbarism'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an "unspeakable act of barbarism."...

GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader....

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2014 frustrates US hopes for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Obama says US can influence new generation in Cuba

Holder calls police shootings 'act of barbarism'

GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters

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