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national lead

December 16th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Suspect in family massacre found dead

(CNN) – The body of a Pennsylvania man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws has been found, with apparent self-inflicted wounds, authorities said Tuesday.

Bradley William Stone, a former Marine reservist, had been on the run since Monday's slayings shook small communities north of Philadelphia.

His body was found in a wooded area about 1/2 mile from his home in Pennsburg, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. It was not immediately clear how long the remains had been there.

Although a final report from the coroner is pending, Stone appears to have died from self-inflicted cutting wounds, in the center of his body, Ferman said.

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world lead

December 16th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Parents frantically searching in hospitals after Pakistan terrorist attack

(CNN) - A horrific terror attack in Pakistan leaves 141 people dead - more than 130 of them children.

It happened at a co-ed public military school in the northwestern city of Peshawara, 75 miles from the capital Islamabad. Suicide bombers, disguised as soldiers, distracted the security personnel by detonating a car bomb outside the school grounds. They then scaled the outer walls of the building, entered the school and opened fire - chanting 'God is great.'

Students found hiding under benches were shot in cold blood.

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December 16th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Amazing new translation video conferencing technology

(CNN) - First Skype made the world a lot smaller by linking you through video chats. Now, it's breaking the communcation barrier in a mind blowing way.

Microsoft debuted Skype's new real time voice translation technology that will interpret English to Spanish, or vice versa, and say it to the person who can't understand a thing you're saying on the other side.

For a preview of the technology at work, watch the video above.

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national lead

December 16th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

Sony hackers threaten U.S. theaters

(CNN) - 'Guardians of Peace' already claimed responsibility for the Sony hacking. Now it's trying to intimidate moviegoers from seeing the movie that motivated the massive data dumps.

Seth Rogen's "The Interview," the comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is due out on Christmas day, but will premier in New York this week.

The group posted a terrorizing message on Tuesday, invoking 9/11 as it threatened theaters.

"The world will be full of fear," the post reads. "Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time."

CNN's Pam Brown reports.

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national lead

December 16th, 2014
05:32 PM ET

How the FBI is tracking Sony hackers

CNN's Jake Tapper and Evan Perez discuss the challenges in identifying the source behind the Sony hackings.

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