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Why Ohio State didn't issue a public safety notice this semester

The last time Ohio State students received an OSU Public Safety Notice was before Christmas, a period spanning longer than four months. From Dec. 20 to last week, there have been more than 900 reports filed with University Police, according to the daily log found on the OSU Department of Public Safety website - none of which has prompted an alert.

Women abducted in Cleveland tell their stories

It's 12:30 after midnight, so it's now officially Christmas. I've been watching TV while he's asleep next to me in his bed in the dining room. Lately I've been sleeping down here most nights. He wants me to, and it's easier just to do what he wants. The bathroom is right next door, which is an even....

NT may see power prices drop by Christmas

Northern Territorians could see a reduction in their power bills by Christmas, the Treasurer says. Dave Tollner said the NT's power industry is now more transparent, accountable and efficient since sweeping reforms were put in place during the past two years.

Janner's thank you note to detective who was forced to drop case by bosses: Peer sent Christmas card after learning he would escape child sex abuse charges

Janner sent the card to detective after learning he would not be charged; Christmas card even invited retired Kelvyn Ashby to dinner at Parliament; Former policeman said he was appalled by the Labour peer's note; Officer says superiors forced him to drop inquiries into alleged sex abuse By Lord....

8 Months Until Christmas Eve

3 DAYS AGO
Happy Spring, everyone! The snow here at the North Pole is finally starting to melt. We’re seeing some flowers starting to pop up here and there and pretty soon we will be able to count on more sunlight so we can plant in our greenhouses. It snows mo...

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9 Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
Merry Greetings, kids! It has been a bitter winter month here at the North Pole. Lots of snow. Of course, that’s normal for March. We cannot believe the number of letters we are receiving here at the North Pole right now. A lot of kids take a break f...

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10 Months Until Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
You think that YOU have a lot of snow? You should see it at the North Pole right now! Of course, we’re used to a lot of snow. But today we’re celebrating 10 months until Christmas Eve by taking a snow day. Can you believe it? Only ten months until......

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Cameron Cannot Save But Will Profit from Christmas with Coffee

2 MONTHS AGO
It has been four months since Kirk Cameron released his movie “Saving Christmas” to scathing reviews and some early labeling of it as “the worst movie ever made”. What better reason than that to merchandise off the flick and introduce “Kirk Cameron&#...

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Christmas on Minds of Lawmakers

2 MONTHS AGO
Tis the season for extending the reach of Merry Christmas legislation in two more states — Arkansas and Indiana. The state senate in Indiana passed their version of the Merry Christmas Bill earlier this week and a nearly identical measure has just be...

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Garth and Trisha Plan Christmas Album

2 MONTHS AGO
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are planning an album of Christmas duets. The country music couple revealed during a press conference in Tulsa they have begun recording their first album together. “Right now, the album that we are starting is the Ch...

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11 Months until Christmas Eve

3 MONTHS AGO
Merry New Year greetings to one and all! An all new countdown has begun here at the North Pole and while Christmas might seem like miles away to you it feels just around the corner to us. Last year was an exciting year and Christmas was EPIC. We’re s...

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The Season of the ‘Wealfie’

4 MONTHS AGO
The Season of the ‘Wealfie’
There can be little dispute that December is the season of the “wealfie,” in the broadest, most metaphoric terms.

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Count on the Thought

4 MONTHS AGO
Count on the Thought
Questions about appreciating gifts (no matter what they are), impolite party guests, thank-you notes and an automobile mishap.

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For Many People, Dec. 26 Is Also a Day of Celebration

4 MONTHS AGO
For Many People, Dec. 26 Is Also a Day of Celebration
For much of New York City, the day after Christmas is a holiday, from the first night of Kwanzaa celebrations to Boxing Day and the Feast of St. Stephen.

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Bodies of Woman, 3 Grandsons Found in Burned Home in Ohio

4 MONTHS AGO
Bodies of Woman, 3 Grandsons Found in Burned Home in Ohio
The boys spent the night with their grandmother so she wouldn’t be alone on Christmas. They died with her Friday morning as a fire engulfed her home, authorities said.

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Pope Francis, in Christmas Address, Focuses on Children’s Plight

4 MONTHS AGO
Vast numbers of children today are victims of violence, objects of trade and trafficking, or forced to become soldiers, he said.

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Prayers and Tears at Vigil for Slain Officers

4 MONTHS AGO
Prayers and Tears at Vigil for Slain Officers
At the site where Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed last week, law enforcement officials, clergy members and others gathered to pay respects to them.

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Tidings of Comfort

4 MONTHS AGO
Tidings of Comfort
You surely haven’t heard this in the news, but 2014 was a year in which the federal government showed that it can do some important things very well.

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A Human Catapult Launches People Off A Bridge

2 DAYS AGO
DIY engineer Jason Bell created a sweet human catapult in the comfort of his garage. After initial testing, he decided it was time to start launching people off a bridge in West Virginia — a natural conclusion.

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Watch The Second Teaser For 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

10 DAYS AGO
It will be a very merry Christmas indeed.

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How South Park Was Born: An Oral History of 'The Spirit of Christmas '

1 MONTHS AGO
It’s the video that went viral before going viral was a thing: Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s "The Spirit of Christmas ," two raunchy animated shorts created with construction-paper cutouts that led to Comedy Central’s "South Park." Here’s the story of...

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Shaq Got Shoved Into A Christmas Tree By Kenny Smith

4 MONTHS AGO
We have no idea why, but please let this be a Christmas tradition from here on out.

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Hawaii Gets A White Christmas Following Blizzard Warning

4 MONTHS AGO
Parts of the Big Island of Hawaii were dusted with Christmas snow following a blizzard warning on Christmas Eve.

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The Very American History Of Christmas Lights

4 MONTHS AGO
Christmas lights are a uniquely American tradition. That's not just because the first electric Christmas lights appeared in America. The tradition embodies a certain American-ness, an ingenuity and hunger for innovation, that's easily overlooked. Ame...

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Patrick Stewart In A Dancing Christmas Hat

4 MONTHS AGO
His misery is your joy.

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

1 MONTHS AGO
I need straightforward, unadorned recordings of English Christmas carolers. No crowd noise, no ambience, no accompaniment, no perfect professional chorales. Just ordinary folks singing in an otherwise quiet room ... or even outdoors if it's recorded ...

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Arduino/Christmas lights projects for beginners

3 MONTHS AGO
What are some good Arduino projects involving Christmas lights for someone new to microcontrollers? I've wanted to get into Arduino for a while, and thought a project programming Christmas lights would be fun. I don't have any specific plans for the ...

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Gift etiquette: Boss's children, holiday edition

3 MONTHS AGO
My direct manager is having an open house / work-related party tonight (the 30th) and he has invited me and most of the department. We are planning on bringing a small 'host' gift, i.e. flowers or chocolates. Since it is so close to Christmas my wife...

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Did I do something wrong that I'm missing? Isn't college $ good?

4 MONTHS AGO
For Christmas, I decided to set up a 529 college savings account for my 7 month-old nephew. My sister and her husband flipped out, saying I am trying to use their child for tax deductions. I don't understand what I did wrong. Insight please? I dec...

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calligraphy for the handwriting-challenged

4 MONTHS AGO
I got an amazing calligraphy set for Christmas. I have never done anything of the sort before. Where do I start? It was a Secret Santa gift, and while calligraphy is something I'd been idly curious about for a while, I'd never actually seriously expl...

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I Want this Sitar Christmas Carol!!!

4 MONTHS AGO
Where can I find this sitar based Christmas carol that I heard on NPR? Indian Music MeFites, I need your help!

On the December 25th broadcast of NPR's Morning Edition they did a story about how very popular Fruitcake was in India. At the end of the ...

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He doesn't like my Christmas.

4 MONTHS AGO
I got my husband a painting by his favorite artist for Christmas, and never doubted for a second he would love it. I was ... incorrect. How do I keep up my Christmas Spirit? This is our first Christmas together and I wanted it to be wonderful. I real...

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Eireann Kerr: Petition support soaring for drugged drink doctor new Almost two-thirds of the...

24 MINS AGO
More than 5,000 people had signed the call for justice for the medic who was convicted of assaulting two police officers after she was given date rape drug GHB without her knowledge. Dr Kerr was on a Christmas night out in Londonderry with work colle...

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Women abducted in Cleveland tell their stories

2 HOURS AGO
It's 12:30 after midnight, so it's now officially Christmas. I've been watching TV while he's asleep next to me in his bed in the dining room. Lately I've been sleeping down here most nights. He wants me to, and it's easier just to do what he wants. ...

Read more...

NT may see power prices drop by Christmas

3 HOURS AGO
Northern Territorians could see a reduction in their power bills by Christmas, the Treasurer says. Dave Tollner said the NT's power industry is now more transparent, accountable and efficient since sweeping reforms were put in place during the past t...

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Janner's thank you note to detective who was forced to drop case by bosses: Peer sent Christmas card after learning he would escape child sex abuse charges

6 HOURS AGO
Janner sent the card to detective after learning he would not be charged; Christmas card even invited retired Kelvyn Ashby to dinner at Parliament; Former policeman said he was appalled by the Labour peer's note; Officer says superiors forced him to ...

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Janner's thank you note to detective who was forced to drop case by bosses: Peer sent Christmas card after learning he would escape child sex abuse charges

7 HOURS AGO
Janner sent the card to detective after learning he would not be charged; Christmas card even invited retired Kelvyn Ashby to dinner at Parliament; Former policeman said he was appalled by the Labour peer's note; Officer says superiors forced him to ...

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Romeo Beckham makes parents David and Victoria proud after completing London Mini Marathon

14 HOURS AGO
A Beckham ran the London Marathon today, and no it wasn’t David, Victoria or Brooklyn but their second eldest son Romeo, who competed in the children’s race. The 12-year-old, who made headlines when he appeared in fashion retailer Burberry’s Christma...

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Revamped St Mels Cathedral has mass appeal for tourists

22 HOURS AGO
Revamped St Mel's Cathedral has mass appeal for tourists. The Independent Sunday 26th April, 2015. IT was almost razed to the ground by a fire that ripped through the historic cathedral shortly after Christmas midnight Mass in 2009. But now, just fou...

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8 Months Until Christmas Eve

3 DAYS AGO
8 Months Until Christmas Eve
Happy Spring, everyone! The snow here at the North Pole is finally starting to melt. We’re seeing some flowers starting to pop up here and there and pretty soon we will be able to count on more sunlight so we can plant in our greenhouses. It sn...

Read more...

9 Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS AGO
9 Months Until Christmas Eve
Merry Greetings, kids! It has been a bitter winter month here at the North Pole. Lots of snow. Of course, that’s normal for March. We cannot believe the number of letters we are receiving here at the North Pole right now. A lot of kids take a b...

Read more...

10 Months Until Christmas Eve

2 MONTHS AGO
10 Months Until Christmas Eve
You think that YOU have a lot of snow? You should see it at the North Pole right now! Of course, we’re used to a lot of snow. But today we’re celebrating 10 months until Christmas Eve by taking a snow day. Can you believe it? Only ten mon...

Read more...

11 Months until Christmas Eve

3 MONTHS AGO
11 Months until Christmas Eve
Merry New Year greetings to one and all! An all new countdown has begun here at the North Pole and while Christmas might seem like miles away to you it feels just around the corner to us. Last year was an exciting year and Christmas was EPIC. We̵...

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Sending Thanks to Santa

4 MONTHS AGO
Sending Thanks to Santa
Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoyed Christmas day as much as we did. We spent it with our families. We ate good food and rested and played with our new toys. All the new snow we received at the North Pole sure gave us a lot of opportunity to play wi...

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Santa Returns to a Christmas Party at the North Pole

4 MONTHS AGO
Santa Returns to a Christmas Party at the North Pole
Santa has returned now to the North Pole, wild cheering crowds greeting him and taking him in to the North Pole Christmas Party. What a year! Operation Merry Christmas is a last complete, and it is one for the record books. From the Big Building with...

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Fairbanks Reports!

4 MONTHS AGO
Fairbanks Reports!
Santa is in Fairbanks. - Elf Ernest Coming up next: It is Finished Listen to Elf Crash and Elf Frank say Merry Christmas:

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Merry Christmas!

4 MONTHS AGO
You have not seen any postings or emails from me this past week because we had some unexpected travel due to a death in the family.  We’ve been on the road for a week and won’t be home until after Christmas. I’m afraid I unable to c...

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It’s a Wrap!

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 13 – It’s time to lock yourself in a bedroom or private space and get as much wrapping done as possible.  How do you handle presents under the tree? When do you begin wrapping presents? Visit the 100 Days to Christmas Facebook page.

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Gift & Card Check-In

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 14 – There is little time to finish your gift buying or gift-making. You will save yourself time and stress if you don’t wait until the very last minute. If you are sending Christmas cards, it is time to get them in the mail.  Tell us your ...

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Get your Ingredients

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 15 – Create your grocery list from the recipes of the dishes you plan to prepare for your Christmas meal. Be sure to include every ingredient that you will need.  What are your best holiday grocery shopping tips? Visit the 100 Days to Chris...

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The Goose is Getting Fat

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 16 – Plan out details of Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas breakfast, and/or a Christmas day meal. Create a menu or use ListPlanIt’s Holiday Menu Planner*. Don’t forget to include a main dish, side dishes, bread or rolls, drinks, and of cours...

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Christmas Day Preparation

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 17 – Begin to plan out the final days before Christmas. By setting goals and deadlines for yourself, you’ll have a better idea of what needs to be accomplished and when each task should be scheduled in the next two weeks. Consider final gif...

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Christmas Around the World

4 MONTHS AGO
Day 20 – Tomorrow is St. Nick’s Day.  Do you celebrate St. Nick’s Day? Have your children written their letter to Santa yet?  If not, St. Nick’s Day is the perfect day to do it.  What are your family’s unique Christmas traditions? V...

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Why Ohio State didn't issue a public safety notice this semester

2 HOURS AGO

The last time Ohio State students received an OSU Public Safety Notice was before Christmas, a period spanning longer than four months. From Dec. 20 to last week, there have been more than 900 reports filed with University Police, according to the da...

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Begin Japanology with Peter Barakan

16 HOURS AGO

I went to Japan last Christmas and loved it. Everywhere is clean, the people are courteous, street life is lively and safe, free public restrooms everywhere, spectacular shrines temples and gardens, handmade things made of natural materials.

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Braley's World: You never forget your first car

1 DAY AGO

For me it was a 1974 AMC Javelin. It was orange with a racing stripe on the side.

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Revamped St Mel's Cathedral has mass appeal for tourists

1 DAY AGO

IT was almost razed to the ground by a fire that ripped through the historic cathedral shortly after Christmas midnight Mass in 2009. But now, just four months after its grand re-opening, thousands of tourists from all over the country are flocking t...

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Charleston Area Justice Ministry to advocate for fair wage practices

1 DAY AGO

Last November, Austin Rife, a delivery man for Baroni's Pizza in Mount Pleasant, noticed he was working longer hours, but his paychecks were getting smaller. At the time, Rife wasn't just delivering pies; he was washing dishes, sweeping floors and br...

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Josselynn's gender transition

1 DAY AGO

Josselynn is an 11-year-old girl who loves to go to the mall. She has a collection of clothes, a closet full of bright colors and it's almost all dresses and skirts.

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X-Files Episode Guide: Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man

1 DAY AGO

A confession. When I first saw this episode, at the tender age of 17, I believed that everything that Frohike related about the Smoking Man was the God's honest truth.

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