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Undated photo released on August 31, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting the renewed October 8 factory (AFP)

North Korea sent female agents to sleep with foreign dignitaries, then blackmailed them: former insider

In a scheme called “the seed-bearing program,” high-level foreign visitors to Pyongyang would be sent an attractive consort, only to find out several months later that they were taped.
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New Hampshire police chief will face no charges for soliciting nude photos from college student

The former police chief of New London, New Hampshire will face no charges for abusing his authority to secure nude photographs of a college student he had arrested for underage drinking.

WATCH: Baton Rouge cop chokes, body-slams man to the ground for filming arrest

Daniel Clement, 22, said he was using his cell phone to film an arrest outside of a club when an officer ripped his phone from his hand and another officer grabbed him.

Revealed: The Arctic Ocean is releasing large volumes of methane

Researchers from Norway and Russia have found significant amount of the greenhouse gas methane is leaking from an area of the Arctic seabed off the northern coast of Siberia.
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Here are 8 ways used car dealers can swindle you

As the busiest car buying weeks approach, beware the tricks of used-car salespeople.
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Bill Maher on Cosby’s accusers: ‘There’s no glamour in saying an old creep forced himself on you’

Comedian Bill Maher said he did not have to reconsider his opinion of Bill Cosby after allegations of serial rape surfaced — because he already believed Cosby was a “nightmare” to women.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains his epic Christmas day tweets: It was pro-Newton, not anti-Christian

In a message posted on Facebook, Tyson wrote that it was his admiration for Newton’s accomplishments — and not any anti-Christian sentiment — that led him to compose the tweet.
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Elizabeth Warren: Can this scourge of Wall Street make it to the White House?

The Democrats’ new darling is, like Barack Obama, a former law professor and a gifted orator whose speeches address America’s ‘rigged’ economy. Hopes are rising that the senator will run for president Elizabeth Warren is an unlikely looking rock star.
Pope Francis gestures at the end of his weekly general audience on Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 22, 2014 (AFP Photo/Filippo Monteforte)

Pope to issue 2015 edict on climate change guaranteed to anger deniers

In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on climate change to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly, and call for a summit of the world’s main religions.