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4 Afghans from detention facility returned to home country as end of U.S. combat operations nears
The Roman Catholic Church hasn't been this active in international diplomacy for many years. Allen Pizzey reports on the Pope's influence, and the new direction he might be taking the church.
At a pre-holiday news conference, Obama discussed his phone call with Cuban president Raul Castro. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley reports from Havana that first-generation Cubans are enthusiastic about this decision.
Response comes after U.S. blames dictatorship of Kim Jong Un for hacking that escalated to terrorist threats
Reporting from Havana, Scott Pelley speaks with young people who share their views of a freedom they've dreamed of for many years
Police said the woman, the mother of all but one of the victims, was also found with stab wounds inside a home in northern Queensland state

Photos of the Week

The most compelling images from the news for the week of Dec. 13 to Dec. 19, 2014
Rolando Sarraff Trujillo's parents have not heard from their son since he was supposedly freed
Violence earlier this week that left 148 dead - mostly children - stunned the country, brought cries for retribution
Nine panicked hikers fell while fleeing to safety; four of them were hospitalized and rescuers were searching for the tenth
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