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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and Joe Webb (14) stretch with the team during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) and Joe Webb (14) stretch with the team during an NFL football practice in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014....
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a man walks by a sign advertising currencies of an exchange office in Moscow. Russia has been badly affected by the slide in oil prices in 2014, and the ruble has plunged despite big increases in interest rates as much of Russia's economy is based on energy. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File )
In this Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a man walks by a sign advertising currencies of an exchange office in Moscow. Russia has been badly affected by the...
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Tennessee's Andraya Carter (14) grabs for a loose ball with Rutgers' Briyona Canty (4) during the second half of a women's NCAA college basketball game Sunday,...
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Former Florida head coach Will Muschamp speaks during a press conference at Auburn University, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn hired the former Florida coach as defensive coordinator Friday, hoping he can rebuild a defense that struggled badly late in the season. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Former Florida head coach Will Muschamp speaks during a press conference at Auburn University, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn hired the former...
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In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, President of the Italian Olympic Committee Giovanni Malago', right, kisses Pope Francis' hands at the Vatican, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: I won't be around. Francis, 78, met with members of the Italian Olympic Committee at the Vatican Friday for a Mass to mark their 100th anniversary. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
In this photo provided by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, President of the Italian Olympic Committee Giovanni Malago', right, kisses Pope Francis' hands...
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In this July 21, 2012 file photo, three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater in Aurora, Colo., a day after twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in the attack early Friday at the packed theater during a showing of the Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises. When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible, theater owners and Sony undoubtedly considered the 2012 massacre of a dozen people in a Colorado movie theater.   (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez, File)
In this July 21, 2012 file photo, three helicopters make a flyover of the Century Theater in Aurora, Colo., a day after twelve people were killed and dozens were...
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The downtown Oklahoma City skyline is seen as the sun sets on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The downtown Oklahoma City skyline is seen as the sun sets on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
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