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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. 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. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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5 comedy alternatives to ‘The Interview’

This undated photo provided by Paramount Home Entertainment shows Owen Wilson, left, and Ben Stiller during a scene from "Zoolander."   (AP Photo/Paramount Home Entertainment)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Jong Un isn’t alone.

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Olympian Jesse Owens honored in Senate resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.

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Lawmaker: Ban Bishop Gorman from Nevada prep football title

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A state assemblyman wants to do what no Nevada high school team has been able to do for six years — knock longtime Las Vegas high school football power Bishop Gorman out of the playoffs.

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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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