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Next year could be a make-or-break moment for efforts to ensure Iran can't acquire a nuclear weapon. But experts said the same about 2014. Instead, two deadlines came and went with no progress.

The software used in the Sony data breach is available on the underground market. This makes it easier for criminals to execute an attack but harder to identify the perpetrators.

A San Francisco man talks about why he volunteers to deliver groceries to his elderly and disabled neighbors.

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.

Authorities in the Colorado city have dispersed information brochures on the do's and don'ts of marijuana use. It lists facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.

In 2014, Uber became one of the most valuable privately held companies on earth. It expanded to more than 200 cities, but criticism and legal battles have ballooned in parallel with its revenues.

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia's.

Early in 2014, the economy was floored by the polar vortex — plus, businesses and consumers were dazed by a government shutdown and debt limit fight. But it rebounded, and analysts are optimistic.

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

The South American nation is home to the world's largest oil reserves and earns most of its foreign reserves from oil. It faced a deep economic crisis even before petroleum prices began their plunge.

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