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6:10 AM ET, December 25, 2014

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Washington Post:
CDC reports potential Ebola exposure in Atlanta lab  —  One scientist may have been exposed to the Ebola virus and as many as a dozen others are being assessed for potential exposure at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday.
Discussion: The Verge
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Susan Levine / Politico:
CDC lab breach may have exposed technician to Ebola  —  A technician at the CDC's special pathogens laboratory in Atlanta may have been exposed to Ebola this week when a sample of the deadly virus was incorrectly marked and moved within the facility, officials said Wednesday.
The Official Google Blog:
“The Interview” now available on Google Play and YouTube Movies  —  Last Wednesday Sony began contacting a number of companies, including Google, to ask if we'd be able to make their movie, “The Interview,” available online.  We'd had a similar thought and were eager to help …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney.com:
YouTube tentatively agrees to stream ‘The Interview’
Agence France-Presse:
Sony streams North Korea comedy online
Discussion: Slantpoint
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
“The Interview” now available on Xbox Video
Associated Press:
Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader  —  KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama is adding a new player to his golf foursome: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.  —  The two leaders are hitting the links on a cloudy but warm afternoon in Hawaii at a Marine Corps base near the home Obama is renting.
Discussion: Slantpoint
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David McCabe / The Hill:
Obama plays round of golf with Malaysia's prime minster  —  President Obama golfed with the prime minister of Malaysia on Wednesday as he continued his annual winter vacation in Hawaii.  —  Prime Minister Najib Razak joined the president on the golf course.  The foursome was completed by White House aides Joe Paulsen and Mike Brush.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Agence France-Presse:
Pope likely to address year of conflicts in Christmas message  —  Sarah Benhaida, Jean-Louis de la Vaissière  —  Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis will celebrate Christmas on Thursday by sending the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others his traditional “urbi et orbi” …
Discussion: Slantpoint
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Agence France-Presse:
Pope urges ‘tenderness’ as millions celebrate Christmas  —  Sarah Benhaida, Jean-Louis de la Vaissière  —  Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican calling for “tenderness” and “warmth” after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday.
Discussion: Slantpoint
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Oh come all ye faithful?  —  Obama rarely seen in church, but advisers say his beliefs remain strong.  —  President Barack Obama rarely goes to church and has spent just one Christmas morning of his presidency in the pews.  —  But that's not for lack of faith, members of his small circle of religious confidants say.
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
That time Obama wore a tiara  —  Sporting a tiara in a photo posted Wednesday, President Barack Obama seems to have broken his own rule of “you don't put stuff on your head if you're president.”  —  But that's the power of the Girl Scouts.  —  Story Continued Below
Discussion: ABC News
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Bachmann: Obama Supports The Agenda Of Islamic Jihad “At Every Turn”  —  “And I have been very surprised, to answer your question, to see the president of the United States, at every turn, cut the legs off of our ally, Israel, and in fact embrace and lift up the agenda of Islamic jihad.”
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Monthly
Bob Fredericks / New York Post:
CUNY newspaper editorial calls for violent protests  —  Gordon Barnes, the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, penned the disturbing editorial calling for violent protests.  —  A disturbing editorial in a CUNY grad-student newspaper calls for rioters protesting the deaths of Eric Garner …
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and Capital New York
The Hill:
GOP unveils proposal to require ‘dynamic’ scoring on major bills  —  House GOP leaders late Tuesday introduced a proposed rules change that would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to apply “dynamic” scoring to major pieces of legislation in the next Congress.
Discussion: Roll Call and Moe Lane
David Weigel / Bloomberg Politics:
This Christmas, Be Grateful You Didn't Put All Your Money in Oil and Gold  —  The Ron Paul portfolio hasn't done so well.  —  Two days after the 2012 election, gold seller Doug Eberhardt told readers that his site was experiencing a traffic surge.  “I noticed quite a few hits on my site …
Discussion: New York Times
Addicting Info:
When Asked To Sort ‘Girls’ And ‘Boys’ Gifts, Obama Destroys Toy Gender Stereotypes (VIDEO)  —  President and Michelle Obama were sorting toys into ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ bins for the Marine's Toys for Tots program earlier this month when the President tackled toy-gender stereotypes in true Obama fashion.
Discussion: Advocate and Daily Kos
Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
5 takeaways from Jeb Bush emails  —  Washington (CNN) — A trove of emails from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's time in Tallahassee reveal a hands-on chief executive who was a prolific Blackberry user.  —  Bush, who is considering a 2016 presidential run, planned on releasing the tens of thousands of emails next month.
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Nancy Benac / Associated Press:   Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?
Washington Post:
Jeb Bush e-mails offer a look at the Republican's hands-on style as governor
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IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria
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The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?