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  • Suicide bomber kills 4 security forces near Afghan capital

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  • Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

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  • Snowstorm: Southern roads dangerous as slush refreezes

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  • Retail chain Cato to settle federal discrimination probe

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  • 5 missing Marines declared dead in warplanes crash off Japan

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  • Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20

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