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Vehicles as weapons: London attack is part of a disturbing trend 1 HR The attack in London that spurred renewed fears of terrorism started when an ordinary car turned into a devastating weapon.

(CNN) - The attack in London that spurred renewed fears of terrorism started when an ordinary car turned into a devastating weapon. "It appeared that a car was coming towards the House of Commons mowing down pedestrians on the way, and the driver then got access to the parliamentary estate, stabbed....

'Ndrangheta crime boss wanted for 2007 German mafia massacre arrested hiding in bunker

In a related video the Italian Carabinieri unearth a hidden 'Ndrangheta underground bunker concealed with salami IBTimes UK A suspected 'Ndrangheta crime boss wanted in connection with a mafia-linked massacre that took place in Germany in 2007 has been arrested behind the trap door of a bunker in an apartment block.

Obituary: John Andrew McGhee, Royal Marine, D-Day veteran, Legion d’Honneur recipient and local butcher

John Andrew McGhee, Royal Marine and butcher. Born: 15 May, 1924, in Cowdenbeath. Died: 27 February, 2017 in Kirkcaldy, aged 92. By the end of 11 June, 1944 – D-Day plus five – a staggering 326,547 troops, more than 54,000 vehicles and 104,000 tons of supplies had been landed on the beaches of Normandy.

Australia couple are first foreigners to own US radio stations

A n Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Richard and Sharon....

Barcelona for xmas with a kid?

12 DAYS AGO
I'm thinking about going to Barcelona with my husband and our 11-year-old at Christmas time. We're interested in architecture, museums, food, and some low-key chilling out over the holiday. I'm concerned, though, that most stuff will be closed or ext...

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

1 MONTHS 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?

2 MONTHS 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?

2 MONTHS 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.

3 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?

3 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?

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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS AGO
When unbelievers encounter the supernatural.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little 2017

2 MONTHS 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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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Understand Easter to Understand Christmas

1 DAY AGO
In a world growing more secular by the day there seems to be a serious decline in the understanding of what makes Easter so significant. A quick Google search about the “facts” of Easter reveals stunning statistics on how many chocolate eggs are cons...

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Celebrating Christmas Year Round

14 DAYS AGO
For some people the Christmas tree never comes down. Their reasons vary. And others just think it is weird. “Right around this time of year you start hearing the uncomfortable comments,” Mitzi Unger, 64, said from her Louisiana home. She has kept her...

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My Private Christmas

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

3 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

3 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

3 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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German-born ISIS terror suspects will be deported

-1 DAYS AGO
They were arrested in the university city last month suspected of plotting a bomb attack. This is the first time in postwar German history that such a move has been countenanced. 'We are sending a clear warning to all fanatics nationwide that we will...

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Vehicles as weapons: London attack is part of a disturbing trend 1 HR The attack in London that spurred renewed fears of terrorism started when an ordinary car turned into a devastating weapon.

-1 DAYS AGO
(CNN) - The attack in London that spurred renewed fears of terrorism started when an ordinary car turned into a devastating weapon. "It appeared that a car was coming towards the House of Commons mowing down pedestrians on the way, and the driver the...

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'Ndrangheta crime boss wanted for 2007 German mafia massacre arrested hiding in bunker

-1 DAYS AGO
In a related video the Italian Carabinieri unearth a hidden 'Ndrangheta underground bunker concealed with salami IBTimes UK A suspected 'Ndrangheta crime boss wanted in connection with a mafia-linked massacre that took place in Germany in 2007 has b...

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Obituary: John Andrew McGhee, Royal Marine, D-Day veteran, Legion d’Honneur recipient and local butcher

5 MINS AGO
John Andrew McGhee, Royal Marine and butcher. Born: 15 May, 1924, in Cowdenbeath. Died: 27 February, 2017 in Kirkcaldy, aged 92. By the end of 11 June, 1944 – D-Day plus five – a staggering 326,547 troops, more than 54,000 vehicles and 104,000 tons o...

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Love Actually stars appear in Red Nose Day special trailer

6 MINS AGO
'Which one of us has aged best?' Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon and Andrew Lincoln lead the cast in first trailer for Love Actually 2... and recycle THOSE cue cards 14 years later The 10-minute sequel has been written by Richard Curtis for Red N...

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Australia couple are first foreigners to own US radio stations

1 HOUR AGO
A n Australian couple with roots in Alaska has bought more than two dozen radio stations in three states, marking the first time federal regulators have allowed full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. The Federal Communications Commission rece...

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Surviving the trauma of renovation

1 HOUR AGO
There are four in our family - myself, my wife Amy, and our two young daughters. When we began the four month rebuild, we decided to live in the house for the first five weeks. During the third week a foot came through the kitchen roof and it wasn't ...

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Hello world!

3 MONTHS AGO
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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100 Days of a New Year 2017 eBook Available Now!

2 MONTHS 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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Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' is becoming a movie, and we have questions

1 HOUR AGO

If you thought you could escape Mariah Carey's infectious holiday standard All I Want for Christmas Is You just because it happens to be March, you're wrong. The Christmas-dominating pop diva took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that her ch...

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Want Better Government? Teach Civics

17 HOURS AGO

It's not wise to assume. Example: If you're in charge of a Christmas parade, don't assume the fire company automatically has someone designated as Santa.

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March construction firm MJS raise over A 2,100 for East Anglian Air...

21 HOURS AGO

Staff from MJS Construction, on Wisbech Road, raised the impressive sum of A 2,177 thanks to a number of fundraising events during 2016. They included a big MJS bake-off - which saw staff bake cakes and sell them off - a Christmas jumper day, a raffl...

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Where are You God?

1 DAY AGO

It is within our nature as humans to align our perception of God's presence with our current circumstances. In simplest terms, when things work in our favor, we feel God's presence and blessing.

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Paul Wall, Baby Bash Cleared of Drug Charges

1 DAY AGO

Houston rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash caught a break on felony drug possession charges after a Harris County grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict them.

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Toronto financial district stabbing suspect wrote judge to insist she ...

1 DAY AGO

Prosecutors say a woman accused of stabbing a stranger and piercing her heart while she was shopping in Toronto two weeks before Christmas in 2015 should not be held criminally responsible. They have filed an application with Ontario Superior Court t...

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Christmas in April for gardeners

1 DAY AGO

Gardeners itching to get their hands dirty again should mark their calendars for the Gardeners' Christmas in April event sponsored by the DuPage Friends of Extension. The seventh annual event on Saturday, April 8, will feature speakers, presentat...

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10 Months Until Christmas

26 DAYS AGO
Today marks just 10 months until Christmas Eve. Can you believe it? Life here at the North Pole has settled into a quiet, busy routine since Christmas. It snows, we work, and then comes night time –...

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11 Months Until Christmas

1 MONTHS AGO
Snowy greetings from the North Pole! It’s the 24th of the month and that means there are only 11 months until Santa rides again. Seems a long way away, doesn’t it? I know many of you feel that way...

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Launch Clock Reset for New Year

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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

2 MONTHS 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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