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Americans binged on Frozen toys this holiday

Americans binged on Frozen toys this holiday

 Christmas is over. It's time to take stock of all the weird stuff Americans bought. All things "Frozen." Taylor Swift tunes. A book by Bill O'Reilly. Fleece sweaters.
McDonald's to end fry rationing in Japan

McDonald's to end fry rationing in Japan

 McDonald's customers in Japan have something extra to look forward to in the new year: The end of the french fry ration. Starting January 5, all sizes of the crispy side will be back on the menu in Japan.
Natural gas prices plunge in mild winter

Natural gas prices plunge in mild winter

  Heating bills across the United States are falling this winter as unusually warm temperatures in the Eastern United States have crimped demand for natural gas as a source of heat.
CNN Pentagon Correspondent

CNN Pentagon Correspondent

 The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.
Reagan's big lesson for America

Reagan's big lesson for America

 Moonshots are exciting, inspiring. But they are also expensive -- and not all of them work out like Apollo 11. So are they worth it? Should we focus time, money and energy on these kinds of ambitious scientific projects?
Police: Teen raised gun before officer killed him near Ferguson

Police: Teen raised gun before officer killed him near Ferguson

A Missouri police officer shoots and kills a teenager just 2 miles from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where another young man's death months earlier set off protests across the country.
NYPD: 7 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers

NYPD: 7 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers

Seven men have been arrested in connection with alleged threats made toward police officers since Saturday afternoon, when two NYPD officers were shot in the head from behind while sitting in their patrol car, New York City police said.
Wonder material could harvest energy from thin air

Wonder material could harvest energy from thin air

Editor's note: Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology.
SpaceX will try landing a rocket on a tiny ship at sea

SpaceX will try landing a rocket on a tiny ship at sea

The way we send stuff into space hasn't changed much in the past 50 years: Multi-stage rockets spend their fuel and dump their lower sections as garbage. That's too wasteful for Elon Musk and his SpaceX company.
'The Interview' makes $1 million at box office

'The Interview' makes $1 million at box office

"The Interview" banked $1 million at the box office on Christmas Day, and it could make a couple million more over the long holiday weekend.
Kidnapped Mexican priest found dead on Christmas Day

Kidnapped Mexican priest found dead on Christmas Day

A missing priest in violence-plagued Guerrero state was found dead in an alley on Christmas Day, his diocese said.
$2 gas is becoming more widespread

$2 gas is becoming more widespread

Missouri gas stations had a nice Christmas present for drivers. On Thursday, the state became the first in five years to have a statewide average gas price below $2 a gallon.
Former WWE ring star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery

Former WWE ring star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery

 (CNN) -- Alcohol-fueled hostility ended with a famous professional wrestler pinning his son down at their Florida home early Christmas Eve, sheriff's deputies said.
Police: Teen raised gun before officer killed him near Ferguson

Police: Teen raised gun before officer killed him near Ferguson

 (CNN) -- A Missouri police officer shot and killed a teenager Tuesday night in Berkeley, Missouri, just 2 miles from the St.
Christmas baby born on Philadelphia public transit train

Christmas baby born on Philadelphia public transit train

 (CNN) -- Riders of Philadelphia public transit were reminded on Christmas Day that the holiday celebrates a birth in the humblest of circumstances.