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8:19 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Cuban Authorities Detain Artist, Dissidents, Thwarting Performance

Journalists wait for Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera at Revolution square in Havana, on Wednesday.
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Cuban artist Tania Bruguera had a plan to test just how tolerant Cuba had become of dissident voices.

She planned a performance at Havana's Revolution Square for Tuesday afternoon. She would provide a microphone and Cubans were encouraged to speak about their vision for the island.

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro spoke to Bruguera on Monday and asked her why she was planning the performance.

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Sports
7:27 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Aaron Rodgers' Good Luck Ritual Caught On TV

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 8:09 am

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7:22 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Netflix Can Help Kids Get To Bed Early New Year's Eve

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 8:09 am

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The Two-Way
6:50 am
Wed December 31, 2014

U.S. Transfers 5 Guantanamo Detainees To Kazakhstan

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 8:07 am

The United States has released five more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Pentagon said the three Yemenis and two Tunisians were transferred to Kazakhstan. The detainees are the latest in what's been a flurry of releases over the past few months.

In a statement, the Pentagon said the interagency task force charged with reviewing detainee releases had approved the transfer of these five men "unanimously."

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The Two-Way
5:44 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Weather Hampers AirAsia Search; Sonar May Have Found Parts Of Plane

Indonesian soldiers carry a coffin containing a victim of AirAsia Flight 8501 upon arrival at Indonesian Military Air Force base in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Wednesday.
Firdia Lisnawati AP

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 8:15 am

Officials in Indonesia say bad weather on Wednesday has stopped the search for the AirAsia jetliner that went missing Sunday.

Recovery teams were hoping to find more bodies and the cockpit voice and data recorders from Flight 8501.

Strong currents are moving the wreckage, and have kept helicopters from joining in the search.

Ships are still at the scene, but divers have been prevented from picking up more bodies or the data recorders. The weather is not expected to improve until Friday.

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