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Bombings of Libyan ISIS camps connected to Berlin truck attack

The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said. Tunisian-born terrorist Anis Amri ploughed a 20-ton truck through a Christmas market in the German capitol on Dec.

Tricky economic outlook for Botswana

Economists have expressed contradicting views on Botswana’s economic performance for the rest of the year. However, what is clearer about their opinions is that while the economy might exit troubled waters experienced in 2016, it will not expand by what has been projected by government.

Ruby’s Dreams on hold as Arbroath youngster recovers from illness

The Arbroath girl who is awaiting a life-saving double lung transplant has put completing her bucket list of dreams on hold as she recovers from illness. Top of seven-year-old Ruby Walker’s list is meeting the pop star Olly Murs, who sent a video message just before Christmas stating that he hoped to meet her soon.

Chinese New Year visitor numbers to New Zealand flatten out

WELLINGTON, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Growth in the number of Chinese visitors to New Zealand over the Chinese New Year holiday this year is expected to level off, the government's Tourism New Zealand agency said Tuesday. This year the number of Chinese New Year holidaymakers was expected to be about the....

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How Do I Store Your Sparklies?

17 HOURS AGO
We can't take down our christmas tree until we figure out a new scheme for ornament storage. Halp! Our original "fabric box with cardboard dividers" storage has given up the ghost this year, and I'm trying to figure out what the best way to store the...

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Go or no?

1 Month AGO
I am having some kind of emotional crisis and I am supposed to appear at a relative's house for Christmas tomorrow. I need help deciding whether to go. I can't stop crying, I am having an extended panic attack, and I am generally a wreck. I gave up o...

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Christmas-themed beach movies?

1 Month AGO
My FiL wants to watch a Christmas movie with a beach theme. Think Elvis / Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello, but he might be perfectly content with something more modern.

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How to take photographs of Christmas trees and Christmas lights.

1 MONTHS AGO
I almost never take photos, but I'd like to take a few this season for sentimental reasons. I can take photos of a Christmas tree (and have), but I am embarrassed to admit that I haven't the faintest clue how to take a photograph showing the tree cov...

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Would you like a snowflake with your appetizer?

1 MONTHS AGO
I need help finding an appetizer for Christmas Day! Complications: travel, dietary preferences, pregnant cousin. My aunt has asked me to bring an appetizer for Christmas. I am known for complicated, delicious food. I don't mind a challenge as long...

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Tip for in-home daycare provider?

1 MONTHS AGO
I can't seem to find straight information on the internet! Our son is in a 12-kid in-home daycare five days a week--it's run by the owner, her mom, and two other women. We're in the D.C. suburbs. Should we be giving them a tip for the holidays and, i...

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Hermit Santa requests accommodating elves

1 MONTHS AGO
Secret Santa. $30 limit. Difficulty: Lives three time zones away. I am crap at this sort of thing. She specified wine, whiskey, and coffee in her likes. I wouldn't have much of an issue with if it were someone close by. I also know that she likes cut...

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Santa Delivered the Drone. But Not the Safety and Skill to Fly Them.

15 DAYS AGO
The holiday season was a boom time for drone sales, bringing a heightened risk to people and property, particularly when neophytes are at the controls.

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A Voice of Christmas Past Returns, Asking for a Hippopotamus

24 DAYS AGO
A Postal Service ad has revived interest in a 1953 Christmas novelty hit by the former child star Gayla Peevey. (She did get the hippopotamus.)

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After 15 Big Mall Fights, Police See a Culprit: Teenage Boredom

27 DAYS AGO
The day after Christmas is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, luring shoppers looking for a bargain, and teenagers looking for trouble.

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Kept in Line by an Angel When Fort Apache Wasn’t Enough

29 DAYS AGO
Memories of a South Bronx Christmas in 1963: wondrous toys and a lesson in self-control.

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Varieties of Religious Experience

1 Month AGO
When unbelievers encounter the supernatural.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little 2017

1 Month AGO
My song of the year is 72 years old, its original lyrics mostly forgotten — and never more relevant.

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After Terror, Berlin Finds Comfort and Joy in a Soccer Club’s Ritual

1 MONTHS AGO
An offbeat Christmas celebration, melding pep rally and church service, was suddenly tasked with helping a city heal in the aftermath of a truck attack on a market this week.

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Belief In Santa Could Affect Parent-Child Relationships, Warns Study

2 MONTHS AGO
In an article published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, two psychologists have raised the spectre of children’s moral compass being permanently thrown off-kilter by what is normally considered a magical part of the Christmas tradition.

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The Strange Permanence Of Hess Toy Trucks

2 MONTHS AGO
Hess gas stations may be a thing of the past, but the Hess toy truck has, somehow, remained a Christmas mainstay for decades.

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Thanksgiving, A Celebration Of Inequality

2 MONTHS AGO
For over a decade, Fox News has made it a talking point that Christmas is under siege from liberals.

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Jony Ive Designed A Christmas Tree And It Sucks

2 MONTHS AGO
In true Jony Ive fashion, the tree — which appears to be entirely unadorned — isn’t just a tree. In fact, the press release describes it as both “much more than a Christmas tree” and an “all-enveloping magical experience.”

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80,000 Reindeer Reported Dead In Latest Christmas Setback

2 MONTHS AGO
A pair of extreme weather events in 2006 and 2013 caused mass starvation among reindeer in Arctic Russia. Researchers have now linked these episodes to climate change and the associated loss of sea ice.

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That Time FDR Moved Thanksgiving

2 MONTHS AGO
In 1939, the fourth Thursday was set to fall late, on November 30. FDR worried that was too close to Christmas , and wouldn’t give people enough time to, ahem, stimulate the economy. So he up and moved Thanksgiving to the 23rd.

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Convince Your Friends Your Butt Generates Electricity

2 MONTHS AGO
Well, here's how to light your ass up like a Christmas tree, if that's something that interests you.

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My Private Christmas

21 DAYS AGO
The presents are all unwrapped. Santa’s stockings are emptied. Signs of yet another great Christmas celebration are everywhere. And my husband and children are asleep. The lights on the tree still shine and this is my time for my private Christmas. I...

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Five Reasons NOT to take Down Your Christmas Tree Yet

28 DAYS AGO
We live on a busy Main Street in our little town. We have a large picture window at the front of our house. Each Thanksgiving weekend we look forward to the beacon of light our Christmas tree becomes along our bustling street. But as the week of Chri...

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What You Don’t Know About Being Santa

1 MONTHS AGO

St. Nicholas Day comes and goes every December 6th with little notice. It is a shame that the Christmas season does not do more to honor the man who is the basis for Santa Claus. Once upon a time St. Nicholas was one of the most famous and revered pe...

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Beautiful Messaging of Christmas Commercials

1 MONTHS AGO

What makes Christmas commercials so different than other commercials we see on television? It is like the fact they tell stories that inspire and leave the selling to mere suggestion. Once upon a time American marketers were great storytellers. The c...

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The Story of O Holy Night

1 MONTHS AGO

O Holy Night is like the national anthem of Christmas songs. Hauntingly beautiful but so difficult to sing it is often presented a cringe-worthy performances by even the best of singers (Celine Dion is perhaps the best example of one who over-sings t...

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Tale of a Presidential Christmas Tree

1 MONTHS AGO

Christmas in 1902 was celebrated much as it is today. But the centerpiece of it all was the Christmas tree. Christmas trees were not always part of the American Christmas tradition. Christmas in America is well documented for decades before the Ameri...

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Lessons from a Christmas with No Money

1 MONTHS AGO

The best Christmas we ever had was the Christmas when we had nothing. A series of events during a difficult year led to that best Christmas. In early April I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A rush of doctor visits, a surgery, and months of recovery...

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Victor Muller's millions in court

1 HOUR AGO
Thousands of emails will be presented in court, Tuesday, as evidence of economic crimes within former carmaker Saab before it went bankrupt in 2011. The seven accused at Vänersborgs district court include Victor Muller, the last big owner of Saab, w...

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Bombings of Libyan ISIS camps connected to Berlin truck attack

1 HOUR AGO
The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said. Tunisian-born terrorist Anis Amri ploughed a...

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Tricky economic outlook for Botswana

1 HOUR AGO
Economists have expressed contradicting views on Botswana’s economic performance for the rest of the year. However, what is clearer about their opinions is that while the economy might exit troubled waters experienced in 2016, it will not expand by w...

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Ruby’s Dreams on hold as Arbroath youngster recovers from illness

1 HOUR AGO
The Arbroath girl who is awaiting a life-saving double lung transplant has put completing her bucket list of dreams on hold as she recovers from illness. Top of seven-year-old Ruby Walker’s list is meeting the pop star Olly Murs, who sent a video mes...

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Chinese New Year visitor numbers to New Zealand flatten out

1 HOUR AGO
WELLINGTON, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Growth in the number of Chinese visitors to New Zealand over the Chinese New Year holiday this year is expected to level off, the government's Tourism New Zealand agency said Tuesday. This year the number of Chinese Ne...

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3.1 mln Philippine families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016: survey

1 HOUR AGO
MANILA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- More Philippine people said their families experienced hunger in the last three months, rising to 13.9 percent or an estimated 3.1 million families in December from 10.6 percent or some 2.4 million families in September la...

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'There were times when I didn't eat well - I'd say I ate already': NZ parents are struggling with back-to-school costs

1 HOUR AGO
NZ parents are skipping meals and scouring thrifty sales to get kids equipped for the start of school. Parents spoken to by Stuff were adding up costs of more than $1400 for one child for school uniform, fees and school camp. Schools return from Janu...

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1 MONTHS AGO
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100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!

28 DAYS AGO
100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!
 A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Navigating a New Year! 100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook is a journey to a more focused, more productive YOU. Beginning January 1 through April 10, get inspired to set goals and find motivation for making 2017 your be...

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100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!

4 MONTHS AGO
100 Days to Christmas. . .the Countdown Begins Today!
100 Days to Christmas 2016 eBook Now Available   A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday seaso...

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100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!

4 MONTHS AGO
100 Days to Christmas 2016 Now Available!
A Daily Dose of Inspiration & Motivation for a Busy Holiday Season! This eBook is a journey that begins on September 16, and leads you day-by-day toward a peaceful and meaningful holiday season. This manual is 150 pages of holiday tips and ideas,...

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4 Months to Christmas!

5 MONTHS AGO
4 Months to Christmas!
Today marks 4 months to Christmas.  The most wonderful time of the year is around the corner.  Are you ready? You can be with the 100 Days to Christmas 2016 eBook.  Over 100 pages + 34 lists and worksheets from ListPlanIt.com.  It covers planning for...

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Hidalgo: A cherished tradition - a clan reunion on Christmas

19 HOURS AGO

AS I sat down to write my column today, there were so many eventful events happening in Davao and the whole country concerning the regime of President Rodrigo Duterte, our maverick, one-of-a-kind leader. The pro and con reactions in the netizens'...

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Nine bidders compete for basic house

1 DAY AGO

DEMAND for Mt Waverley property didn't cool off over Christmas with nine bidders in play at one of only a handful of Melbourne auctions held at the weekend. Just 40 homes were expected to go under the hammer across the city last week, according t...

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Santa Claus Girls: Every little bit helps

1 DAY AGO

Sign for Santa Claus Girls at Knoll in Kentwood on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The organization brings Christmas gifts to Kent County children.

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Attractions including Tunnel of Light brought 2 million visitors into Norwich during Christmas period

1 DAY AGO

Attractions such as the Tunnel of Light helped propel footfall in Norwich over the festive period to around 2 million people, according to Norwich BID. The strong visitor numbers during December came in at 200,000 more than the same period in 2015, h...

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Man with Christmas lights sues HOA

1 DAY AGO

"I thought all that mattered was what rules say," said Jeremy Morris. "I didn't realize it kind of doesn't matter because they still will do whatever they can to destroy you."

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Weehawken residents see - It's A Wonderful Life' High school students perform classic Christmas play

2 DAYS AGO

Weehawken Township High School presented the stage version of the classic Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life" on Dec. 16 and 17 at the high school. Released in 1946, the story is a Christmas fantasy based on the short story "The Greatest Gif...

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Light display that snowballed into the biggest festive show in town

2 DAYS AGO

'Have you seen the lights yet?' In the early 1980s, that was the question everyone seemed to ask as Christmas approached Hong Kong was no stranger to decorative lights when Tsim Sha Tsui East first started to dress up for the festive winter i...

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Launch Clock Reset for New Year

28 DAYS AGO
A heavy snowstorm has moved over the North Pole and it was a group of really slow moving elves who tramped their snowy feet into Santa’s office this morning. As is tradition Santa convened a...

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Santa Thanks You for the Thank Yous

29 DAYS AGO
It has been a blessed Christmas day here at the North Pole. Believe it or not the North Pole Post Office has remained on the job but over the course of the last 36 hours or so the nature ofRead more

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Santa is Cheered in His Return to the North Pole

29 DAYS AGO
Santa has returned to the North Pole. The North Pole Christmas Party is now in full swing at the Claus residence. And that does it for us for another year. Thank you for being a part of it. Merry...

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Santa Makes Final Visits to Pacific Islands

29 DAYS AGO
Santa is in Pago Pago at this hour, making some of his final visits. He’s got Mrs. Claus with him now and will begin his slow flight home. — Elf Ernest Click here to listen to the latest...

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Santa Wraps up in Hawaii and Alaska

29 DAYS AGO
Hawaii and Alaska have reported there merry visits from Santa. Santa is on cruise control now. — Elf Ernest Click here to listen to the latest Kringle Radio News Report:...

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More Visits for Santa in California

1 Month AGO
Santa is back in California. Man, there are lots of people there. Meanwhile, the North Pole Christmas Party is really starting to heat up. Santa will be home before long. — Elf Ernest Click...

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Alberta Canada Welcomes Santa

1 Month AGO
Santa is moving at a more leisurely pace now as he visits in Alberta Canada. The reindeer are well. — Elf Ernest Click here to listen to the latest Kringle Radio News Report:...

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