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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. RECORD-SETTING CAT WITH 2 FACES DIES AT 15

A cat named Frank and Louie after he was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes has died at the age of 15 in Massachusetts. Frank and Louie died Thursday at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton. The cat’s owner, Marty Stevens, said veterinarians believe the cause of death was cancer. Frank and Louie made it into the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the longest-surviving member of a group known as Janus cats, named for a Roman god with two faces. Janus cats almost never survive, and most have congenital defects.

2.’WE CHOOSE TO REJOICE IN THE MEMORIES OF PIERRE’

That’s how Yolanda Korkie responded to the death of her husband, Pierre Korkie, who died along with fellow hostage Luke Somers during a U.S.-led rescue attempt in Yemen.

3. WHERE 6 GUANTANAMO PRISONERS ARE SENT

Uruguay agrees to take the men who spent 12 years at the U.S.-run prison for terror suspects.

4. PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS ATTEND ANNIVERSARY CEREMONIES

With the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters, aging veterans who survived the surprise attack attend the 73rd anniversary observances in Hawaii.

5. HOW US MILITARY MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN HAS EVOLVED

American troops shift from conducting combat operations to training Afghan forces to fight on their own, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on a visit to a remote base in the country’s wild east.

6. WHAT FORCES ‘FURRY CONVENTION’ EVACUATION

Chlorine gas sickens several people at a Chicago hotel and sends six-foot-tall rabbits, foxes and dragons from “Furfest” to the refuge of a dog show across the street.

7. RICH-POOR CONFLICT PERSISTS AT CLIMATE TALKS

Developing countries call for the $100 billion in annual assistance that wealthier nations pledged to help limit emissions and cope with environmental issues such as rising sea levels.

8. ROYALS ARRIVE IN NYC TO START 3-DAY TOUR

It’s the first official US visit for Britain’s Prince William and Princess Kate and their first Big Apple experience.

9. TIME PASSAGE DIMS CHANCES FOR COSBY ALLEGATIONS

Some sexual misconduct accusations leveled against the comic actor date back four decades.

10. COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S NEW PLAYOFF BOASTS STAR POWER

‘Bama, FSU, OSU, Oregon all make the cut, but third-ranked TCU is left out in cold.

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