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Pants bomber

The 2009 "underpants bomb" plot failed because the terrorist had been wearing his explosive-laden undergarments for more than two weeks and soiled the explosives, a senior US official said. Umar Abdulmutallab sent shockwaves through US intelligence when he successfully smuggled a bomb onto a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas day three years ago.

Underpants bomber failed to blow up airliner ‘because he wore same pair for two weeks’

The 2009 Christmas Day suicide attempt by Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who wore underpants bomb aboard a flight carrying nearly 300 people, failed “because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks.” United States-based MailOnline quoted the Head of the Transportation Security....

Christmas comes early to sick Fla. children

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Some sick Florida children got a visit from Santa Claus six months early. The Christmas in July celebration at Palm Beach Children's Hospital in West Palm Beach brought the visit from Santa, who came bearing smiles, hugs and presents. The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.

Christmas fun in Norwich in the height of summer

We may all be basking in a heat wave and enjoying sunny, summer days, but for some jingle bells are already ringing with preparations for the city's Christmas celebrations well under way.

UPS Planning on Christmas Already

1 MONTHS AGO
UPS Planning on Christmas Already
The Christmas fiasco created by UPS won’t be repe […]

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Search for Church Online Jumps at Christmas and Easter

3 MONTHS AGO
Search for Church Online Jumps at Christmas and Easter
While society openly debates the value of religion a ne […]

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Great Christmas Light Fight to Return

3 MONTHS 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

3 MONTHS 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

4 MONTHS 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

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

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100 Days of Summertime eBook Now Available!

2 MONTHS AGO
100 Days of Summertime eBook Now Available!
This eBook, updated for 2014, is a journey that begins around Memorial Day, and leads you day-by-day through the best parts of summertime right up to Labor Day. Each day offers a task, activity, or reminder to help inspire and motivate you throughout...

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How Ukraine And Russia Are Moving Toward War, Mapped

2 MONTHS AGO
Russia has been conducting military exercises with some 45,000 combat troops on the eastern border of Ukraine since March 13, destabilizing the eastern part of the country and stoking fears in Kiev of an imminent invasion.

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CDC Confirms First Case Of Deadly MERS Virus In U.S.

2 MONTHS AGO
Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

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10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

2 MONTHS AGO
Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor.

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Why Gaming Needs Its 'Game Of Thrones' Moment

2 MONTHS AGO
The creative force of video games is being diluted by formulaic fantasy and sci-fi narratives. Will things ever change?

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These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

2 MONTHS AGO
Salt mines are special compared to other underground excavation sites: once they are closed for extraction purposes, they can be opened for visitors, or for storage purposes — all because of their unique microclimate with natural air-conditioning and...

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35 Sci-Fi Predictions That Have Come True

2 MONTHS AGO
Because humans have a negativity bias, we like to remember fantastical predictions that didn't pan out, like jetpacks, or hoverboards. But it's worth remembering all the times even the most ridiculous-seeming prognostications turn out to be right.

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Racing’s Doping Addiction

2 MONTHS AGO
Fifty years after the 1964 Kentucky Derby, revisiting the race and its implications for drugs in the Sport of Kings.

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Noel 2008

13 DAYS AGO
Noel 2008
Noel 2008 Ornament (adapted to 2014)
Ravenelle - chart found here
32 ct Steel Gray Belfast Linen, DMC B5200 Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

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Joy Ornament

3 MONTHS AGO
Joy Ornament
Joy Ornament
Lizzie Kate Flora McSample 2011 Christmas Ornaments
Silkweaver 40 ct Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Linen, WDW Floss
Stitched by Carol

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Winter Jumble Ornament

5 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

5 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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Pants bomber

3 HOURS AGO
The 2009 "underpants bomb" plot failed because the terrorist had been wearing his explosive-laden undergarments for more than two weeks and soiled the explosives, a senior US official said. Umar Abdulmutallab sent shockwaves through US intelligence w...

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Underpants bomber failed to blow up airliner ‘because he wore same pair for two weeks’

5 HOURS AGO
The 2009 Christmas Day suicide attempt by Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who wore underpants bomb aboard a flight carrying nearly 300 people, failed “because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks.” United States-based MailOnline quoted t...

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Christmas comes early to sick Fla. children

6 HOURS AGO
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Some sick Florida children got a visit from Santa Claus six months early. The Christmas in July celebration at Palm Beach Children's Hospital in West Palm Beach brought the visit from Santa, who came bearing smiles, hugs and ...

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Kim Il Sung's Feats for Victory in Fatherland Liberation War (2)

11 HOURS AGO
Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- During the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950-July 1953), President Kim Il Sung foiled the U.S. forces' "General Christmas Offensive" with his unusual acumen. It was one day in mid-November Juche 39 (1950) that Kim Il S...

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Electricity networks fined £3.3m for being too slow in winter power cuts

11 HOURS AGO
The energy regulator has fined electricity network providers SSE and UK Power Networks ?3.3m after an investigation into prolonged power cuts over Christmas concluded that they could have handled the ...

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Charges filed against Utah man arrested after high-speed chase

11 HOURS AGO
A West Jordan man who was arrested last Christmas Eve after a high speed chase was charged Friday in 4th District Court. The 42-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police after he and an accomplice allegedly stole tools from Wal-Mart in Springvil...

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2 held for trafficking Lankans to Australia

13 HOURS AGO
After India accepted Australian government's request to probe trafficking of 153 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from India to Christmas Island, 1,500km northwest of western Australia, the Puducherry CB-CID on Thursday arrested two people, whose boat was u...

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Kristin Chenoweth Talks Up a New Christmas Album

5 DAYS AGO
Kristin Chenoweth Talks Up a New Christmas Album
Participating in a social media Q&A with fans over the weekend Kristin Chenoweth confirmed work on a new Christmas album and hinted of a possible duet with Frozen vocalist Idina Menzel. If true, the album would quickly become one of the more ant...

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Michael W. Smith Records 2014 Christmas Album

11 DAYS AGO
Michael W. Smith Records 2014 Christmas Album
Michael W. Smith took to social media and posted pictures of himself in the studio recording his upcoming Christmas album during the summer. The album follows an extensive catalog of Christmas albums from Smith. The legendary singer was excited to sh...

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Frozen Star Idina Menzel to Release Christmas Album

12 DAYS AGO
Frozen Star Idina Menzel to Release Christmas Album
Christmas 2014 just got “cooler” as Idina Menzel has announced she’ll be releasing a Christmas album. The Broadway star, Menzel, who lent her voice to the animated hit “Frozen” explains her decision to record and release...

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LeAnn Rhimes Announces Christmas Album and Tour

13 DAYS AGO
LeAnn Rhimes Announces Christmas Album and Tour
It may be July, but LeAnn Rimes already has the holiday season on her mind. The singer will embark on a Christmas tour in conjunction with a festive album in 2014. Rimes used an interesting YouTube video to make the announcement to her fans. In the v...

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Mariah Carey Working on Christmas Remake

1 MONTHS AGO
Mariah Carey Working on Christmas Remake
Fading Christmas star Mariah Carey is jumping on the Frozen bandwagon. She is supposedly considering creating a new edition of her enduring modern day Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” byway of a duet with one of the bre...

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Jennifer Lopez Working on Christmas Album

4 MONTHS 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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two-week solo christmas adventure, 2014

9 DAYS AGO
flying solo, two-week christmas adventure, 2014... but where? i have two weeks at christmas this year to take a solo adventure and would love your suggestions for ideas of where to go! i haven't traveled a lot, so whatever you suggest will probably b...

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Help me unpack some of my weirdness around giving gifts.

14 DAYS AGO
So I love giving gifts and, if I've committed to 'Giving Someone A Gift' instead of just 'Checking off the Box' I tend to put a lot of time and energy into them. However I've noticed that my pleasure in giving gifts is directly tied to how the recipi...

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International Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

20 DAYS AGO
What is the best city in Western Europe in which to spend Christmas? My spouse and I have decided to spend Christmas and New Year's in Europe! We will be going to Athens for New Year's Eve, but we aren't sure where we should spend Christmas, and th...

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Christmas In July! DIY gifts for family & friends

22 DAYS AGO
Due to family tragedy, last Christmas felt more like a never-ending marathon than a fun and meaningful holiday. I resolved that Christmas 2014 would be a more mellow, loving holiday that didn't involve hundreds of dollars flushed down the drain on di...

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Celebrations without breaking the bank

5 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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Southwark Playhouse Sets Usagi Yojimbo as Christmas 2014 Production

2 HOURS AGO

Southwark Playhouse celebrates the 30th anniversary of Stan Sakai's epic award-winning comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo, by presenting the world premiere of a brand new theatrical adaptation live onstage for the first time this Christmas.

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Christmas fun in Norwich in the height of summer

6 HOURS AGO

We may all be basking in a heat wave and enjoying sunny, summer days, but for some jingle bells are already ringing with preparations for the city's Christmas celebrations well under way.

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Christmas comes early to sick Fla. children

6 HOURS AGO

The Christmas in July celebration at Palm Beach Children's Hospital in West Palm Beach brought the visit from Santa, who came bearing smiles, hugs and presents.

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ArtBeat: Harding's train becomes Christmas ornament -- but not Harding's Alaska train

7 HOURS AGO

There was a flurry of excitement in the newsroom when a call came in last month announcing the selection of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament.

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Grange launches Christmas project for teens

11 HOURS AGO

New Hampshire State Grange Community Service Director Dick Patten and members of the committee are launching a new Christmas Project for teenagers.

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Warren Donates Christmas Jam Proceeds To Habitat For Humanity

16 HOURS AGO

Each December Warren Haynes presents his annual Christmas Jam concerts in his hometown of Asheville, NC with the aim of raising funds for the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity .

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Big names in Franklin Rd fight

19 HOURS AGO

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin Rd, which attracts hordes of visitors to its street display of Christmas lights.

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Replay Highlights from Santa’s Christmas Flight

23 HOURS AGO
By popular request we are proud to provide a recap of Santa’s flight last Christmas Eve. These highlights are from the 50-hour radio broadcast of news updates provided from the North Pole and broadcast on Kringle Radio. Relive the excitement an...

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Five Months Until Christmas Eve

2 DAYS AGO
Hi everyone! Christmas in July might be a fun time for some people of the world but for us it means we’ve gone into high gear. Christmas Eve is only five months from today! There is so much to do. Santa’s post office is getting ready for lots of new ...

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Six Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
Greetings everyone and Happy Summer! (Well, at least for some of you). Christmas Eve is just six months from today. Can you believe that? We’re half-way there! It is summer time here at the North Pole only in the respect that many elves have ch...

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Seven Months Until Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
Holy reindeer! It’s just seven months until Christmas Eve! We’re starting to feel the pressure here at the North Pole. Elf Bernard held his first production meetings for Operation Merry Christmas 2014 this week and the numbers he talked about are jus...

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Eight Months Until Christmas Eve!

3 MONTHS AGO
Greetings Santa fans! Can you believe it is just eight months until Christmas Eve? The time is flying! Speaking of flying things are really happening now with Santa’s new sleigh for 2014. Elf Quinton had Santa over to the Flight Center to look at new...

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Nine Months Until Christmas Eve

4 MONTHS 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

5 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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