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Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Madonna visits Malawian President Peter Mutharika at State House in Lillongwe  Malawi. In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014,  on iTunes and various streaming services.  The songs were released because several in-progress demos were leaked earlier this week, according to Madonna publicist Liz Rosenberg.  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services.

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AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

Brazilian author  Paulo Coelho gestures during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)

GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn’t enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.

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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

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)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

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Actor Stephen Collins denies he’s a pedophile in interview

In this Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, file photo, Stephen Collins arrives at the premiere of "Defiance," during AFI Fest, in Los Angeles. In an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric posted online Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, Collins said he's not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once, describing himself instead as someone suffering from "exhibitionist urges" and "big boundary issues." (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins declares he’s not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.

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Sony on shelving ‘The Interview': ‘We had no choice’

NEW YORK (AP) — Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release.

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