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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call with Cuban President Raul Castro _ brother of famously longwinded Fidel _ with a 15-minute monologue, then apologized for taking so much time. "He said, 'Don't worry about it, Mr. President,’” Obama related. “’You're still a young man, and you have still the chance to break Fidel's record. He once spoke seven hours straight." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shiftFormer Cuban leader Fidel Castro silent amid historic thaw in Cuba-US relations
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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama calls on women only at news conferenceWhite House uses Obama news conference to highlight female journalists on the daily beat
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Rondo wants another title run in move to DallasRondo moves on from Boston to Dallas, where he's 'dying to get a ring' with Nowitzki, Chandler
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Lawyer: Child molester won't testify in 1979 caseLawyer says convicted child molester won't testify if called in case of boy missing since '79
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HOLD FOR STORY -- This photo released by Magnolia Pictures shows, from left, Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren in a scene from the film, "Force Majeure," a Magnolia Pictures release. 9 films including, "Force Majeure," "Ida," "The Liberator," "Wild Tales," and others, advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film'Force Majeure,' 'Ida,' more, advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film
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