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Court orders Immigration to compensate lawyers over blocked camp access

EXCLUSIVE. The Immigration Department has been forced to pay at least $10,000 compensation to lawyers who were denied access to a compound at the Christmas Island detention centre, after the Victorian Supreme Court found staff at the centre had behaved in a "high-handed" manner, with an "unacceptable disregard" for the rule of law.

Cha-cha resolution before Xmas

MANILA, Philippines - A resolution seeking to amend restrictive economic provisions in the Constitution is likely to get approved before the congressional Christmas break along with other key economic reform measures, House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said yesterday.

First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

The first trailer for the Point Break remake is here – and it doesn’t disappoint. "The only law that matters is gravity". Watch the official #PointBreak trailer, in theaters this Christmas! http://t.co/RBXki49eC0 Point Break Movie (@PointBreak2015) May 27, 2015 Starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke....

On Soccer: Another Body Blow for FIFA, and for Sepp Blatter

As Sepp Blatter sought election to his first term as president of FIFA, ahead of the 1998 World Cup in France, word spread at the Méridien hotel in Paris of cash-stuffed envelopes meant for something other than Christmas bonuses. Mr. Blatter’s opponent, Lennart Johansson of Sweden, proposed a curious electoral system: one person, one vote, one spy.

Mariah Carey Bets on Christmas

23 HOURS AGO
Mariah Carey wants to be back on top — and she is looking to Christmas to get her there. The now unmarried mother of two is in the middle of a revitalization phase of her career and recently started a run in Las Vegas that has already run into ...

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We Need a Little Christmas

2 DAYS AGO
Today is the 24th of May and there remains only 215 days in our countdown to Christmas. On this date of May 24th in 1966 the Broadway musical Mame made it’s debut starring Angela Lansbury in the title role, bringing the song (and many others) We Need...

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Mr. Krueger’s Christmas Day

3 DAYS AGO
Today is May 22nd, 2015 and there are only 217 days until Christmas. This week has been an epic celebration in the countdown to Christmas. It kicked off with Frank Capra’s birthday and featured as well the birthday of James Stewart. On this day...

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Bill Murray Teases Christmas Special

4 DAYS AGO
Bill Murray is hyping his 2015 Netflix Christmas “special” early, for whatever reason and today released a teaser (seen below). This is not your garden variety television Christmas special — or even a comedy. Murray himself calls it...

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Bad Santa 2 to Begin Filming Soon

6 DAYS AGO
According to multiple sources Bad Santa is getting a sequel and Billy Bob Thornton will be back to play the most pathetic figure of Santa Claus ever put on film. Entourage director Doug Ellin told Collider that his plans following the work on his lat...

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A Meyers Christmas Set for Release

7 DAYS AGO
There is a new Christmas movie in the works and it will release November 11, 2016. Titled A Meyers Christmas the movie tells the story of an estranged family who reunites over Christmas for the first time since their mother died. Writer/director Davi...

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Grinch Coming to Gaylord Opryland Country Christmas

7 DAYS AGO
The Grinch’s heart might be two sizes too small, but Gaylord Opryland Resort is welcoming him with open arms for its annual Christmas festivities. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” will be a part of the ...

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The Season of the ‘Wealfie’

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

1 MONTHS 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'

1 MONTHS 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 '

2 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 MONTHS AGO
His misery is your joy.

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Ding Dong! Merrily On High

2 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

4 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

4 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?

5 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

5 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!!!

5 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.

5 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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Court orders Immigration to compensate lawyers over blocked camp access

-1 DAYS AGO
EXCLUSIVE. The Immigration Department has been forced to pay at least $10,000 compensation to lawyers who were denied access to a compound at the Christmas Island detention centre, after the Victorian Supreme Court found staff at the centre had behav...

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Court orders Immigration to compensate lawyers over blocked camp access

-1 DAYS AGO
EXCLUSIVE. The Immigration Department has been forced to pay at least $10,000 compensation to lawyers who were denied access to a compound at the Christmas Island detention centre, after the Victorian Supreme Court found staff at the centre had behav...

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Cha-cha resolution before Xmas

-1 DAYS AGO
MANILA, Philippines - A resolution seeking to amend restrictive economic provisions in the Constitution is likely to get approved before the congressional Christmas break along with other key economic reform measures, House Majority Leader Neptali Go...

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First look: Fans reach breaking point over Point Break trailer

32 MINS AGO
The first trailer for the Point Break remake is here – and it doesn’t disappoint. "The only law that matters is gravity". Watch the official #PointBreak trailer, in theaters this Christmas! http://t.co/RBXki49eC0 Point Break Movie (@PointBreak2015) M...

Read more...

On Soccer: Another Body Blow for FIFA, and for Sepp Blatter

2 HOURS AGO
As Sepp Blatter sought election to his first term as president of FIFA, ahead of the 1998 World Cup in France, word spread at the Méridien hotel in Paris of cash-stuffed envelopes meant for something other than Christmas bonuses. Mr. Blatter’s oppone...

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Kelly Brook shows off toned new figure

2 HOURS AGO
Kelly Brook has been showing off her newly streamlined curves thanks to a recent diet. The model and actress has been on the New Atkins diet which has seen her limiting the carbs and going for healthy options including chicken, fish, fruit and vegeta...

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Parents seek help to give son a last Christmas

4 HOURS AGO
The father of a terminally ill child has made an emotional appeal he wants to give his son one last Christmas, but needs the public’s help. In January, four-year-old Sebastian McLoughlin’s health began to deteriorate. He began suffering from uncontro...

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7 Months Until Christmas Eve

3 DAYS AGO
7 Months Until Christmas Eve
Greetings, friends! Santa sure is spending a lot of time working on his sleigh. He has been over in the sleigh barn night and day working on building a new sleigh himself. Elf Quinton and the boys over there are a little bored, to tell you the truth,...

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8 Months Until Christmas Eve

1 MONTHS 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...

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9 Months Until Christmas Eve

2 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...

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10 Months Until Christmas Eve

3 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...

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11 Months until Christmas Eve

4 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

5 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

5 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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Merry Christmas!

5 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!

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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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Grand Jury indicts man in Christmas Day accident

10 HOURS AGO

Five months after an accident that rocked the community, a grand jury for the Kenai Superior Court indicted 29-year-old Larry E. Pyatt Jr., of Anchor Point, on charges stemming from an accident that happened on Christmas Day injuring then 11-year-old...

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Recording to be played of family friend reporting Ellsworth man's threat to kill wife

13 HOURS AGO

The recording made by an Ellsworth police officer that includes a family friend reporting that Christopher Saenz threatened to kill his wife two weeks before she died will be played Wednesday on the seventh day of his murder trial at the Penobscot Ju...

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DeHart: Couple celebrate 25 years in bottled water industry

16 HOURS AGO

Okanapure provides bottled water service with purified demineralized, alkaline PH plus and mineralized water to homes and businesses in the Central and South Okanagan. Call 250-768-1685; online okanapure.com.

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Garden party on May 29 aims to raise money, lift spirits

18 HOURS AGO

There's nothing quite like an outdoor garden party to generate a blooming good time, especially when it's for a great cause. On May 29 there is an Al Fresco affair taking place on the beautiful property that houses Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor i...

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Now open: The Clinton campaign store

23 HOURS AGO

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign launched its online store Monday morning with the usual fare but there are many items tailored made for the candidate who is trying once again to become the first female president: There's a throw pillow that s...

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Sir Bill Taylor: Is the Party over?

1 DAY AGO

Voters in the Irish Republic recently voted in favour of same sex marriage, in what I'd guess most would have always viewed as a solidly Catholic culture & community. Way back in 1974, here in the UK, there were two General Elections.

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Coronation Street: Kylie is back - and star Paula Lane reveals where she's been hiding

1 DAY AGO

Viewers are to get their first glimpse of Kylie Platt since Christmas when she resurfaces in next week's episodes of Coronation Street. "Kylie's been staying with her friend Gemma, who's now become sick of putting her up on a couch," says actress Pau...

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