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West Brom braced for Leeds United transfer battle as Celtic loanee makes admission

and West Brom for the loan services of Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings before the end of the window. The Championship leaders have reportedly shown an interest in Mings, who has played five league games this term but started only twice for Eddie Howe’s Cherries.

How army of drones and robots could make Leeds the world’s first self-repairing city

It is a scenario that, despite the increasing prominence of drones in daily life, still sounds like science-fiction. But for the past three years, a team of robotics engineers at the University of Leeds’s School of Mechanical Engineering have been making considerable progress on turning the concept....

Dragon showdowns and more shocks: what we want from the Game of Thrones finale

). Others bisect their fanbase right down the middle ( , er, The Sopranos ) and become the launchpad for petty online spats with strangers for decades to come. Given that season seven of Game of Thrones was its shakiest yet , season eight could feasibly fall into the latter camp.

Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack

The National Liberation Army said Thursday's car bombing, which sparked nationwide protests, was a reprisal attack after the government of President Ivan Duque failed to respect a unilateral ceasefire declared by the rebels over Christmas. "The operation carried out against these installations and....

How can I better plan for holidays this year?

19 DAYS AGO
I would like to start celebrating the big American holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s). As an adult, I’ve tended to let these holidays sneak up on me and end up scrambling, half-assing, or skipping th...

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The Cold Hard 26th of December

25 DAYS AGO
This a question about USA retailing practices. Why is it that there is such an aggressive effort to remove all signs of Christmas in brick-and-mortar stores immediately after the holiday? I had part-time jobs in retail in the late 1980s, and the stri...

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What's Carole King caroling?

27 DAYS AGO
I'm trying to figure out the lyrics to the song Christmas Paradise by Carole King. Near the end of the song she mentions places like Rio and San Juan, but I can't figure out the first one at around 2:52. Maybe it's not even a specific place. Any ide...

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Name That Artist: 80's Xmas Hip-Hop Edition

28 DAYS AGO
Back in the 80's I heard a song called "Too Cool For Yule" on one of KUSF's Christmas Specials and now I'm trying to figure out who the band was that did it. While listening to a Christmas Special one Sunday on KUSF back in 1986 ('87? '88?), they pla...

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Odd secret santa gift sought

29 DAYS AGO
What's an offbeat secret santa gift I can get for someone by the 30th? Artistic punk-y person that I don't know too well. Sorry to ask another gift question - there's a lot of dead links on the wiki!
I'm stressin' out trying to figure out a secret s...

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Christmas tapas

29 DAYS AGO
What’s a fun, special dish I can bring for a casual, quiet Christmas afternoon? Usually we have a huge Christmas meal with lasagna, several roast meats, tons of sides, fabulous desserts etc for at least a dozen people. However, this was a hard year f...

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Getting organized for Christmas - methodology?

1 MONTHS AGO
Even though I am not working (mat leave) I feel like I cannot figure out how to finish ALL THE THINGS for Christmas. I am honestly feeling what I imagine adult ADHD feels like - thoughts going in all directions, inability to begin or prioritize...I o...

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Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Federal Employees Christmas Eve Off

1 MONTHS AGO

USA Today reports that Christmas is a holiday for the federal government, but presidents have made different decisions on excusing employees on Christmas Eve when it falls mid-week. Former President Barack Obama allowed workers to go home early on Ch...

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On the Market / A not-so-cookie-cutter colonial in Fairfield

1 MONTHS AGO

The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory Road in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood is close to the shops, major roads, and train stations in Fairfield and Westport. The white colonial house with black shutters at 110 Old Hickory...

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a Twas the Night before Christmasa is theme of Pence holiday

1 MONTHS AGO

Christmas at Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Every room on the main floor of the Naval Observatory represents a verse from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, off...

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Sandra Bullock is scaling back her kids' Christmas presents

1 MONTHS AGO

The 54-year-old actress has adopted children Louis, eight, and Laila, six, and has said that whilst she used to "overdo" the number of gifts they'd receive on Christmas Day , this year she plans to just give them "three small gifts" each, because...

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NASAa s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

1 MONTHS AGO

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon. To this day, t...

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Russian guards not in a Christmas mood on Estonian border

1 MONTHS AGO

They demanded that a cameraman from a pro-Kremlin broadcaster explain in writing why he was filming a meeting of Jouluvana, the Estonian version of Santa Claus, and Russia's alter ego, Father Frost, on the Estonian-Russian border. BNS said Abrams...

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Dying neighbour leaves little girl 14 years worth of Christmas presents

1 MONTHS AGO

A family were stunned to receive a sack of Christmas presents their late neighbour had left for their daughter for the next 14 years. The presents were brought round to the home of Owen and Caroline Williams in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, by the daught...

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N.Y. Today: The Democrats’ Long Albany Wish List

12 DAYS AGO
One lawmaker wants to remove Trump’s name from a state park. Another wants a longer waiting period before buying a gun. Also, how to get rid of your Christmas tree.

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Christmas Streaming Sends Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey to Billboard’s Top 10

20 DAYS AGO
The Atlanta rapper 21 Savage opened at No. 1 after a brief trip through the social media outrage cycle in a week heavy on holiday listening.

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How to Throw Away Your Christmas Tree

23 DAYS AGO
You don’t want your tree to end up in a landfill. Let it have a second life as compost, a barrier for erosion or food for goats.

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6 Flights in 3 Days: A Flight Attendant’s Dad Finds a Way to See Her on Christmas

24 DAYS AGO
When Hal Vaughan learned that his daughter had to work on Christmas, he accompanied her on her entire route.

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Trump, Santa and Truth

25 DAYS AGO
Readers have fun with the news that the president asked a 7-year-old whether she still believed in Santa.

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What Does an Official Christmas Tree Say About a Country?

25 DAYS AGO
Rome’s puny tree last year was the sorriest of holiday sights. But this year’s lush, lavishly decorated thing is much worse.

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In a Season of Boys’ Choirs, a Question: Why No Girls?

26 DAYS AGO
The tradition of all-boy church choirs goes back centuries. But now some are asking if it’s time for a change.

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50 Weeks Until Christmas

12 DAYS AGO
Hi Everyone! There are now just 50 weeks left in our countdown to Christmas! It’s that crazy? Now, I know it seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. But honestly, even here at the North...

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350 Days Until Santa’s Launch

14 DAYS AGO
Howdy, tracker elves and fans of Santa! My name is Elf Max. Some of you know me better as the lead site support elf at SantaTrackers.Net. My job here is to keep you informed of the countdown to...

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Elves Added to Staff at SantaUpdate.com

15 DAYS AGO
Greetings! I know it is early for news of Christmas 2019 but, hey, I’ve got news! Santa is letting no grass grow under his feet. By his direction I am adding several new elves who will...

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Happy New Year!

19 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Santa called me into his office today. It is time for my annual review. Santa is always very kind. But I don’t mind telling you that having an annual review is never my favorite...

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Santa Thanks You

25 DAYS AGO
Greetings! Today at the North Pole is when we have what we call the shortest meeting of the year. Santa gathers his senior elves in his office to review how Christmas Eve went and to discuss very...

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North Pole Welcomes Santa Home

26 DAYS AGO
In record breaking time Santa Claus returned to the North Pole to the cheers of family and friends after a nearly flawless execution of Operation Merry Christmas. Tired but very pleased with the...

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Santa Visits Tahiti

26 DAYS AGO


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Youth set to stage ‘Little Women’ at Brownstown theater

3 HOURS AGO
Through it all, the family members care deeply for one another. One hundred fifty years later, the story is still being shared, as it’s the next production of the Jackson County Young Artists’ Theatre. The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday a...

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West Brom braced for Leeds United transfer battle as Celtic loanee makes admission

3 HOURS AGO
and West Brom for the loan services of Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings before the end of the window. The Championship leaders have reportedly shown an interest in Mings, who has played five league games this term but started only twice for Eddie Ho...

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How army of drones and robots could make Leeds the world’s first self-repairing city

3 HOURS AGO
It is a scenario that, despite the increasing prominence of drones in daily life, still sounds like science-fiction. But for the past three years, a team of robotics engineers at the University of Leeds’s School of Mechanical Engineering have been ma...

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Dragon showdowns and more shocks: what we want from the Game of Thrones finale

3 HOURS AGO
). Others bisect their fanbase right down the middle ( , er, The Sopranos ) and become the launchpad for petty online spats with strangers for decades to come. Given that season seven of Game of Thrones was its shakiest yet , season eight could feasi...

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Colombia's ELN rebels claim police academy attack

3 HOURS AGO
The National Liberation Army said Thursday's car bombing, which sparked nationwide protests, was a reprisal attack after the government of President Ivan Duque failed to respect a unilateral ceasefire declared by the rebels over Christmas. "The opera...

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Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

3 HOURS AGO
BANGKOK (AP) - Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong de...

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Blue Monday Isn't Real So Why Still Talk About It?

3 HOURS AGO
Blue Monday is pseudoscience. There is nothing scientific or factual about the third Monday of every January being the most depressing day of the year. The formula that calculates this is utter nonscience and over the years there have been some great...

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