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Barack Obama Drops Strict Sanctions On North Korea In Response To Sony Hack!

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Barack Obama wasn't joking when he talked about the fallout from James Franco and Seth Rogen's comedy The Interview.

The President issued an executive order on Friday detailing strict sanctions agains North Korea after they were identified by the FBI as masterminding the Sony hack.

[ Related: The FBI Warns That CNN Might Be The Sony Hackers' Next Target!! ]

These sanctions mean increased financial pressure on the North Korean government, including three organizations and ten individuals named to be associated.

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said:

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Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Passes Away On The Same Day His Son Is Sworn In As Governor

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Sad news for the Empire State today.

Former New York governor Mario Cuomo has passed away on Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82.

Cuomo, who governed New York from 1983 to 1994, was a much venerated Democrat whose name topped many lists as a potential Presidential candidate for years but he never sought the nomination.

President Barack Obama honored the late governor with a statement. He said:

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North Korea's Internet Is Out Again After They Call President Obama A 'Monkey'

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North Korea's internet goes down for a second time

Call it karma!

Kim Jong-Un's people recently came out and decided to call President Barack Obama a 'monkey' over his feelings about free speech and The Interview.

[ Related: Kim Jong-Un's People Call President Obama A Racial Slur After The Interview Is Released ]

Well, coincidentally, the country's internet is down again!

Previously, when their web went down on Monday, they released a statement saying

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Kim Jong-Un's People Call President Obama A Horrible Racial Slur After The Interview Is Released

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North Korea calls the President a racial slur

It's disgusting that people still use this kind of language!

Much to Kim Jong-Un's chagrin, The Interview was released on Christmas day, bringing people the gift of free speech!

[ Related: President Obama Is SUPER Happy About Sony's Decision To Release The Interview! ]

But the North Korean leader was predictably not happy, and had his National Defense Commission issue a super offensive statement regarding President Obama, saying

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President Obama Is SUPER Happy About Sony's Decision To Release The Interview! Free Speech FTW!

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Looks like someone is extremely happy about The Interview's release and it ain't Kim Jong-un!

It's President Barack Obama!

When the news broke that Sony decided that it WOULD release the Seth Rogen and James Franco-headed movie, everyone let out a collective cheer with the news.

[ Related: James Franco & Seth Rogen Break Their Silence! ]

Sure it won't be released in EVERY single theater, but it will be released via video on demand.

Well, the Commander in Chief released a statement, via White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz, and the Prez is pretty ecstatic about the news.

He said:

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Sony CEO Responds: Claims They Did Reach Out To Obama & That They 'Have Not Caved!'

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Earlier today, President Obama remarked that he thought Sony made a mistake in pulling The Interview from theaters.

[ Related: President Obama Confirms North Korea's Involvement In Sony Hack ]

Now, Sony CEO Michael Lynton has issued his own response, and claims that the company had no other option but to pull the movie as a direct result of theaters refusing to show it:

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President Obama Speaks: Confirms North Korea's Involvement In Sony Hack & Comments On Theaters' Pulling Of The Interview!

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We're still so shocked that Sony has responded to threats of terrorism by hackers by pulling The Interview from theaters.

[ Related: Sony Releases Controversial New Teaser For The Interview ]

President Obama spoke today about the incident, and confirmed that North Korea was behind the attack against the studio.

Here were some of his words he offered on the hacking, and his thoughts he outlined on how the United States would respond:

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