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December 10, 2014 9:02 AM EST

TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

Doctors who wouldn’t quit even as their colleagues fell ill and died; nurses comforting patients while standing in slurries of mud, vomit and feces. The Ebola Fighters are the TIME Person of the Year

Senate Torture Report Reveals Horrors

A Senate report says the CIA’s interrogation methods of al-Qaeda suspects after 9/11 were brutal and possibly illegal, that they were poorly managed, and that the agency misrepresented it to the White House, the Justice Department and Congress

Winter Storm Hits Northeast

A winter storm brought rain, heavy winds and snow to the region, prompting hundreds of flight cancellations and flooding concerns

Prosecutors in San Francisco and Los Angeles Sue Uber

Prosecutors announced a settlement with ride-sharing company Lyft for making “false and misleading statements” to consumers about background checks for vetting drivers, but filed a similar lawsuit against Uber

Malala Wants to Be Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The young Pakistani activist who survived a brutal attack by the Taliban and won a Nobel Peace Prize said she still hopes to achieve much more and even become Prime Minister of Pakistan one day

LeBron Kind of Broke Royal Protocol With Kate

To Americans, there was nothing strange about LeBron James putting his arm around Kate to pose for a photograph. To the British, though, merely touching the Duchess of Cambridge represents a serious breach in etiquette

Lawmaker to Propose LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill

Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley will propose a broad measure aimed at preventing discrimination against LGBT Americans, not just in employment but also with regard to public accommodations, housing, jury service and financial transactions

Cuba Gooding Jr. to Play O.J. Simpson in Trial Drama

Cuba Gooding Jr. has been cast as O.J. Simpson in the first season of FX’s new series American Crime Story, which takes as its subject the 1995 murder trial of the infamous ex-footballer. Producer Ryan Murphy said the new series does not have an official premier date

Lawmakers Agree on Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year

Lena Dunham Defends Writing on Past Sexual Assault

Lena Dunham defended writing in her recent memoir about being sexually assaulted while in college. “Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me,” she said. “Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun”

Final Countdown for Hong Kong’s Protest Camps

The 74-day occupation by pro-democracy protesters in central Hong Kong will likely end Thursday when authorities clear protest camps from several areas, but demonstrators vow that the battle for the city’s political future will continue

Panthers’ Cam Newton Fractures Back in Car Crash

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has two fractures in his lower back after a car accident in Charlotte. Newton was in fair condition and expected to remain in the hospital overnight on Tuesday

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