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What Was This American Plane Doing In Iran?

On Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank. But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a few United States and European business activities are prohibited — grows more mysterious.

How One Sneeze Can Contaminate A Room

Along with disease-carrying droplets, sneezes and coughs emit an invisible gas that keeps those mucus globs suspended in the air, helping them to travel 200 times farther than previously thought.

The Psychologist Who Designed The U.S. Torture Program

"I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country."

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'My True Profession Was That Of A Journalist'

What I didn’t like about journalism before were the working conditions. Besides, I had to condition my thoughts and ideas to the interests of the newspaper. Now, after having worked as a novelist, and having achieved financial independence as a novelist, I can really choose the themes that interest me and correspond to my ideas.

Great Christmas Light Fight to Return

-1 DAYS AGO
Great Christmas Light Fight to Return
The battle for lights and frights is on! ABC has announ […]

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Easter Bunny Surpasses Santa Claus

2 DAYS AGO
Easter Bunny Surpasses Santa Claus
No, it’s not an April fool — it is a poll a […]

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Chicago Tickets on Sale Now for Mathis and Steamroller

24 DAYS AGO
Chicago Tickets on Sale Now for Mathis and Steamroller
For some events associated with Christmas you have to a […]

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Connie’s Christmas Dream Published

1 MONTHS AGO
Connie’s Christmas Dream Published
Author Duncan Scott’s debut children’s book “Connie’s C […]

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Turkey Asks the Pope for St. Nicholas’ Bones

3 MONTHS AGO
Turkey Asks the Pope for St. Nicholas’ Bones
To understand Santa Claus you have to understand the hi […]

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Target Hacked, Credit and Debit Cards Compromised

3 MONTHS AGO
Target Hacked, Credit and Debit Cards Compromised
If you have used a credit or debit card at Target since […]

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Black Friday Fights Not Limited to America

4 MONTHS AGO
Black Friday Fights Not Limited to America
It is Black Friday and that means seeing the worst in p […]

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Celebrations without breaking the bank

1 MONTHS AGO
I need help coming up with a vacation place for this year for the week after Christmas that won't break the bank. It's harder that it seems, and so I'm hoping you all can help out. Snowflakes inside. My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding a...

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Things to do on Christmas day in San Francisco

3 MONTHS AGO
So my original Christmas day plans fell through, and I live 5000 miles from most of my family. I do have a brother who recently moved to San Jose, though, and we'd like to spend the day doing something together. We're both wary of bringing each other...

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No dogs at Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
Despite no one wanting to go there, it seems that we're doing Christmas at my sister's house this year. No one wants to go there because a) she doesn't cook well and b) she has two big, untrained, messy, and annoying dogs. I can handle the crappy foo...

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Tea-of-the-month club recommendations

3 MONTHS AGO
We're thinking of getting a friend of ours some kind of Tea of the Month club subscription as a (slightly belated) Christmas present. We're not big tea drinkers ourselves; can anyone recommend a particular company to get it from? I've looked at a cou...

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Christmas craft help - decorating picture frames

3 MONTHS AGO
Every year my family does a craft project around the Christmas table. This year we're decorating picture frames. I'm supposed to buy the supplies. Except I've never done this before and I don't know what to get. Help. My idea is to buy unfinished 5 x...

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Xmas potluck for the secular humanists, and fresh out of frankincense.

3 MONTHS AGO
What would Jesus bring? Just moved, most of my kitchen stuff is still in boxes, but want to bring something homemade. Hosts making "a" salmon, so I assume that means whole and poached or roasted, so I'll bring a nice pinot noir. But what side or des...

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Transporting Christmas Dinner

3 MONTHS AGO
I want to do a special day after Christmas dinner for myself and my boyfriend. The only thing is, I'll be in a car for 6-7 hours heading back from my parents' before I'll be back at my house. I'm looking for ideas for a festive meal that can be trans...

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Christmas parties: an insurance warning

4 MONTHS AGO

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Christmas might be a time of year when people get together for some fun, but anyone who's getting carried away with the celebrations should think it through before they order another drink. A conviction for drink driving cou...

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Raw Oysters Are Causing A Spike In Bacterial Infections

-1 DAYS AGO
Raw oysters, so good with hot sauce, increasingly can carry something even more unsettling to the stomach: A bacteria linked to vomiting, diarrhea and pain.

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What Was This American Plane Doing In Iran?

-1 DAYS AGO
On Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, a community bank. But from there, the story surrounding the plane, and why it was in Iran — where all but a few United States and European business activities are p...

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How One Sneeze Can Contaminate A Room

-1 DAYS AGO
Along with disease-carrying droplets, sneezes and coughs emit an invisible gas that keeps those mucus globs suspended in the air, helping them to travel 200 times farther than previously thought.

Read more...

The Psychologist Who Designed The U.S. Torture Program

-1 DAYS AGO
"I'm just a guy who got asked to do something for his country."

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'My True Profession Was That Of A Journalist'

-1 DAYS AGO
What I didn’t like about journalism before were the working conditions. Besides, I had to condition my thoughts and ideas to the interests of the newspaper. Now, after having worked as a novelist, and having achieved financial independence as a novel...

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More Than 15,000 Federal Employees Make At Least $200K

-1 DAYS AGO
Most of the discussion of pay for federal employees in recent months and years has been about insufficient or non-existent raises, pay gaps and budget shortfalls. Not all feds are making out so poorly, however.

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Chat Wars

-1 DAYS AGO
An inside look at the battle to control instant messaging in the '90s.

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Winter Jumble Ornament

2 MONTHS AGO
Winter Jumble Ornament
Winter Jumble Ornament
(select motifs from larger sampler chart)
The Drawn Thread
40 ct. Dirty Newcastle Linen, CC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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Dash Away All Ornament

2 MONTHS AGO
Dash Away All Ornament
Dash Away All
The Sampler Girl
32 ct Precious Metals Belfast Linen, CC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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Scandinavian Stocking Ornament

2 MONTHS AGO
Scandinavian Stocking Ornament
Scandinavian Stocking Ornament
JBW Designs
32 ct White Belfast Linen, Atelier a Broder Floss
Stitched 1*1  by Carol S.

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Star So Bright Ornament

4 MONTHS AGO
Star So Bright Ornament
Star So Bright Ornament
Knotted Tree Needleart
2013 JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue
36 ct Vintage Country Mocha Edinburgh Linen, GAST, WDW and CC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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O Holy Night Ornament

4 MONTHS AGO
O Holy Night Ornament
O Holy Night Ornament
Knotted Tree Needleart
2013 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue
36 ct Vintage Country Mocha Edinburgh Linen, GAST, WDW and CC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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St. Nicholas Ornament

4 MONTHS AGO
St. Nicholas Ornament
St. Nicholas Ornament
The Prairie Schooler
R&R Reproductions 40 ct Creme Brulee Linen, DMC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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Joyful Ornament

4 MONTHS AGO
Joyful Ornament
Joyful Ornament
My Big  Toe Designs
2013 JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue
R&R Reproductions 40 ct Creme Brulee Linen, WDW Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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100 Days of a New Year 2014 eBook is Here!

3 MONTHS AGO
100 Days of a New Year 2014 eBook is Here!
A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Navigating a New Year!   100 Days of a New Year 2014 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 2014 ...

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

3 MONTHS AGO
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
We started at 100 and have counted our way down to the very day before Christmas. Today is the final day to do what needs to be done, but above all, to enjoy the beautiful and meaningful moments of this holiday. The Countdown to Christmas Challenge f...

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Christmas Eve Eve

3 MONTHS AGO
Christmas Eve Eve
If you’re planning for your Christmas Eve or Christmas day dinner and have pie or bread on the menu, locate your recipes and break out the flour because today is a great day for baking. The Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to finish the ...

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Christmas Lights & Hot Cocoa

3 MONTHS AGO
Christmas Lights & Hot Cocoa
After a long week of down-to-the-wire Christmas preparations, it is time to have a holiday evening off with the family. The Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to tell your family to get in their warm and cozy jammies. While they are doing ...

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Weekly Workshop 12/21

3 MONTHS AGO
Weekly Workshop 12/21
Today is the first day of winter and our final Saturday Weekly Workshop. Christmas is just a few days away! Today’s Weekly Workshop will be all about tying up loose ends. Here is a list that you should check twice to make sure you are where you need ...

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A Christmas Story

3 MONTHS AGO
A Christmas Story
Many of my favorite childhood and parenthood Christmas memories are of watching holiday movies with family. We laugh together, gasp together, and sometimes cry together. The Countdown to Christmas Challenge for today is to introduce your family to a ...

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Old-Fashioned with a Modern Twist

4 MONTHS AGO
Old-Fashioned with a Modern Twist
Popcorn strings are a traditional decoration that links your family’s Christmas tree to a simpler time. Popcorn is a snack, an activity, and quaint decoration for your tree. Today’s Countdown to Christmas Challenge is to pop a giant bowl of popcorn. ...

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Elsa's Frozen Dress: The Hottest Gown in Town

-1 DAYS AGO
Early on, Elsa dress sales were slow, and stores thought they’d over-ordered. Then kids fell in love with the movie princess. As sales climbed and orders poured in after Christmas, Jakks had trouble restocking because of the Chinese New Year, which s...

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The Public Pulse, April 18

36 MINS AGO
It’s beginning to look a lot like Legislature. Regarding the article (April 14 World-Herald) on the unusually large number of “Christmas tree” bills passed by the Nebraska Legislature this session: It is infuriating that our state senators feel free ...

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Why the best Easter art is so gory and disturbing

2 HOURS AGO
Blood, death, redemption: how the season of eggs and bunnies inspired some of the most visceral, soul-searching art in history The art of Easter is gory and profound. If Christmas is the season of angels, stables and wise men bearing gifts, Easter in...

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Easter TV: The best on the box this bank holiday weekend

3 HOURS AGO
If Christmas seems like a distant memory and you can’t remember the last time you had a day off, an Easter sat in front of the TV could be just what you're after.

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Easter recipe: Boozy hot cross bun and butter pudding with mini eggs

4 HOURS AGO
Christmas is really just training for Easter in the food indulgence stakes, so go all-in with this rich, boozy hot cross bun dessert that is studded with chocolate and don't even think about moving for a good hour afterwards.

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5-4 VOTE VETOES FREE SATURDAY PARKING IN MONAGHAN TOWN

4 HOURS AGO
After some fraught debate and occasional fraying of tempers at Tuesday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council, the elected members decided by the narrowest of voting margins not to proceed with a Sinn Féin proposal to introduce free parking in the ...

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Solar Power Satellites: A Visual Introduction

9 HOURS AGO
Of all the spaceflight concepts NASA has seriously studied, the most enormous of all was the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) fleet of the 1970s. Czech-born physicist/engineer Peter Glaser outlined the concept in a brief article in the esteemed journal Sc...

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Jennifer Lopez Working on Christmas Album

23 DAYS AGO
Jennifer Lopez Working on Christmas Album
Industry insiders at Digital Spy report that Jennifer Lopez is working with David Foster on a possible new Christmas album. Lopez is coy about whether or not the album can get done this year but past history suggests that information leaked at this t...

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Duck Dynasty Rocks the Charts

4 MONTHS AGO
Duck Dynasty Rocks the Charts
There is more than love behind those beards. There is money. The Robertsons of Duck Dynasty fame have risen to the top of the country charts with their Christmas album Duck the Halls. They sold 70,000 in their first week. Now, three weeks in, it is t...

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Heart to Release Two Christmas Tunes

5 MONTHS AGO
Heart to Release Two Christmas Tunes
The resurgence of top 80s artists with Christmas material continues: now Heart is jumping into the fray with TWO new singles, which you can hear below. The first track features Nancy Wilson crooning with fellow 80s pop icon Richard Marx, who released...

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Foghat Rocks Winter Wonderland

5 MONTHS AGO
Foghat has been around as long as we can remember and they continue to churn out classic stuff in an era where new artists merely auto-tune what is old. This week they released their first Christmas tune and only their 2nd instrumental. It’s aw...

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Duck Dynasty Christmas: Better than You Think

5 MONTHS AGO
Duck Dynasty Christmas: Better than You Think
A preview of sorts for the Duck Dynasty Christmas album — the most scoffed of the anticipated Christmas albums to debut in 2013. But hold your water — this might not be too bad. Take a look: Performing on the Christmas record are Missy, U...

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Bad Religion Debuts O Come O Come Emmanuel

5 MONTHS AGO
Bad Religion Debuts O Come O Come Emmanuel
You thought we were kidding. But today saw the debut of Bad Religion’s first track from their new Christmas album, due out November 1st. Take a listen: This is a serious album and to prove it 20% of proceeds from the sale of the album will go t...

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LIGHTS IN A BOTTLE (1457 LEKEONA ST.)

5 MONTHS AGO
Just in time for Christmas, lights in a bottle. For that someone who has everything. Many unusual bottles to choose from. Lights are UL approved LED's and cool to the touch. Saturday Nov 9 from 9AM to 12Noon.

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Now in Its 5th Season, Children’s Book a Tree’s Christmas Continues to...

5 MONTHS AGO
The 66-page, embossed hard-cover children’s chapter book, with original artwork on the dust cover, has become a regularly featured item at Christmas tree farms and Christmas shops across America, in... (PRWeb November 05, 2013) Read the full story at...

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Coastal First Nations Art - CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE! (Gastown) $50

5 MONTHS AGO
A variety of Limited Edition, signed, numbered, and authenticated First Nations (Native) prints available for sale. Many different sizes by many different artists. Get your Christmas shopping done before the rush and relax all December long. Works (....

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Christmas and Holiday Ceramic Molds

5 MONTHS AGO
(49) Christmas Molds,{ Contact me for break down of prices on these} (4) Thanksgiving Molds, Salt & Pepper shakers - $2, Napkin holder - $6, Turkey Bowl -$4.50, Cornucopia - $4. (3) St Patrick's Day Molds, Leprechauns $5.00 each (9) Easter Bunn (...

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The KTM Cuckoo Clock - Spirit of Christmas Get Ready

5 MONTHS AGO
For the people who seen everything in the motorcycle industry, I'm sure they missed this amazi ...

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Christmas (Camas) $25

5 MONTHS AGO
Over 30 items - Everything within the picture is included in the price EXCEPT the glass vase you see pictures with the Festive leaf and pinecone decorations. The Festive leaf and pinecone decorations will be included, but the vase is not. If you woul...

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CHRISTMAS FABRIC COTTON + PANELS (Oceanside) $48

5 MONTHS AGO
22+ yards of quality Christmas fabric AND 5 cut and sew panels for holidays. Daisy Kingdom, DreamSpinners, all long out of print: Nativity, vests, dolls, angels, etc. gREAT FOR craftsperson on a budget. $48 for all. 760 450-6478

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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood for All Seasons

3 MONTHS AGO
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn: A Neighborhood for All Seasons
A stable, relatively affordable enclave in a borough that has grown almost too popular for its own good.

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The Chatter for Sunday, Dec. 29

3 MONTHS AGO
Notable quotes from business articles that appeared in The New York Times last week.

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As the Obamas Celebrate Christmas, Rituals of Faith Stay on the Sidelines

3 MONTHS AGO
As the Obamas Celebrate Christmas, Rituals of Faith Stay on the Sidelines
The religious habits of U.S. presidents have long been a public concern, but Mr. Obama’s faith appears more complicated, more private and perhaps more inclusive than that of others.

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In the Holiday Movie Crush, a Few Twists

3 MONTHS AGO
In the Holiday Movie Crush, a Few Twists
Specialty theaters like the Picture House in Pelham, Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville and the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers offer alternatives to the usual multiplex experience.

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After Carriers Falter, Questions for Web Shopping

3 MONTHS AGO
After Carriers Falter, Questions for Web Shopping
Some analysts wondered whether industry and customer expectations needed to be re-examined, while one suggested retailers might have to reconsider pricing.

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Pope Nods to Atheists in Christmas Message of Peace

3 MONTHS AGO
Pope Nods to Atheists in Christmas Message of Peace
Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as the Roman Catholic leader, called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for a peace that can spread across the world.

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Gifts Sent by U.P.S. Miss a Big Deadline

3 MONTHS AGO
Gifts Sent by U.P.S. Miss a Big Deadline
Some customers were left without Christmas gifts as the company failed to meet delivery deadlines in the face of bad weather and an unexpectedly large surge in demand.

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Happy Easter! I Hate Peeps.

1 HOUR AGO

If you've never had a Peeps, know this: It's like eating a tablespoon of sugar lovingly dusted atop a mouthful of your gramma's cellulite.

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New energy complex In Keighley to create up to 300 jobs

5 HOURS AGO

Up to 300 construction jobs will be created in this year when work starts on Keighley 's A 120 million clean-energy complex.

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Pulse on Easter

9 HOURS AGO

The Easter Bunny poses for a photo with pupils from Anstey Memorial AC Primary School during the Easter Parade in San Fernando on April 6. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL For the Christian community, today is probably the most important day of the year, rivalled ...

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Police Blotter: Gallup man arrested for stabbing relative

13 HOURS AGO

The Shiprock District of the Navajo Police arrested Fuson in Shiprock, N.M., on Monday.

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Charges filed against Tappa for Oconto bar fire

18 HOURS AGO

Investigators look to find out the cause behind an early morning fire at a downtown Oconto bar Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

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'Ted' is a very amusing film

20 HOURS AGO

A grown man must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.

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4 students charged for sexual assault of girl, 15

1 DAY AGO

Police officials say the boys assaulted the girl at a Christmas and New Year's Eve party in December.

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Nine Months Until Christmas Eve

25 DAYS AGO
Welcome to Spring everyone! (Well, almost everyone. For those in the south parts of the world, it is autumn.) Can you believe it? Nine months from tonight is Christmas Eve! It is a strange time at the North Pole. We’re going through some remodel work...

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Just 10 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings one and all, Holy smokes – it is only 10 months until Christmas Eve! Where does the time go? It is a snowy time here at the North Pole, just as it has been for many of you. We’re quite used to it but like everyone else we get a little hanke...

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Only 11 Months Until Christmas

2 MONTHS AGO
Greetings Santa Fans! It is a whole new year and a brand new start to counting down the months, then the weeks, then the days to Christmas. In fact, in just 11 months we’ll be tracking Santa around the world once again. Here at the North Pole Operati...

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Santa Receives Thanks from Around the World

3 MONTHS AGO
Elf Hugo and his team are working hard today in the North Pole Post Office. Nearly every other department at the North Pole is hardly functioning on the day after Christmas. But not the Post Office. Those guys have work to do. And what happy work it ...

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North Pole Greets Santa with Cheers

3 MONTHS AGO
Santa Claus has returned home to wild cheers from friends and family at the North Pole. After declaring success with Operation Merry Christmas 2013, Santa and Elf Victor unhitched the reindeer from the sleigh, thanking them for their service and lead...

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Santa Heads Home

3 MONTHS AGO
Declaring his work complete, Santa has wished the world “A Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” as he and Mrs. Claus point the sleigh north and head for home. In all, it has been a great ride for Santa this year! – Elf E...

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Honolulu Reports

3 MONTHS AGO
Reports are coming in now from the city of Honolulu and from the neighboring island communities of Hawaii. They are very happy there indeed! The weather is beautiful and Mrs. Claus says she has enjoyed, as always, visiting the islands with Santa. ...

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