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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sri Lanka Claims the World's Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka Claims the World's Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka unveiled a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have surpassed the world record despite constructions delays and a shorter-than-planned finished product. »

Track Santa: NORAD's Santa Tracker

Track Santa: NORAD's Santa Tracker

Santa entered North American airspace half an hour before Christmas Eve, at 04:30 Zulu time, according to the mission team in Canada charged with tracking his trip around the world this weekend. »

New England Politicians Sing 'Jingle Bell Rock'
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New England Politicians Sing 'Jingle Bell Rock'

Ten years ago, necn political reporter Alison King had an idea - convince prominent New England politicians to sing a holiday tune. A decade later, she's still wrangling politicians into participating in... »

'Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Santa Claus
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'Tonight Show' Thank You Notes: Santa Claus

Jimmy pens thank you notes to menorahs, ugly Christmas sweaters and other things. »

White House Staff Pranks Obama With 'Creepy' Snowmen

White House Staff Pranks Obama With 'Creepy' Snowmen

For most, Frosty the Snowman is a jolly happy soul. But for President Barack Obama, the snow sculpture gives him the willies. “There’s a whole kind of Chucky element to them,” he said, referencing the killer... »

After Fire Guts Apartment, Firefighters Save Christmas for DC Family
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After Fire Guts Apartment, Firefighters Save Christmas for DC Family

Four days after a fire damaged a Washington D.C. apartment -- including destroying a Christmas tree and the gifts beneath it - the firefighters who doused the flames provided the family with Christmas gifts. »

What It's Like Being Santa All Year Round
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What It's Like Being Santa All Year Round

In case you haven’t been told, Santa is real and he lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. »

Letter to Santa Travels Nearly 800 Miles by Balloon
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Letter to Santa Travels Nearly 800 Miles by Balloon

Six-year-old Ke'ani Page of Lafayette, Louisiana, released a balloon into the air with a letter to Santa attached. Page was asking for a tablet, light-up shoes and a turtle. Four days later, Rachel Goffinet... »

Hospice Nurse Brings Christmas to a Mother Fighting Brain Cancer
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Hospice Nurse Brings Christmas to a Mother Fighting Brain Cancer

Unable to work as she fights cancer, Karla Vasquez wasn’t sure how she’d provide for her family this Christmas. But her hospice nurse and his colleagues stepped in to help. »

Starbucks Offers Free Drinks for 10 Days at Certain Stores
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Starbucks Offers Free Drinks for 10 Days at Certain Stores

Starbucks aims to drum up holiday sales with promises of free espresso drinks this season — as long as you're in the right store. Starting Friday, select Starbucks stores will host 1,000 Pop Up Cheer... »

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After Active 24 Hours of Weather, A Quiet Stretch Arrives
After Active 24 Hours of Weather, A Quiet Stretch Arrives

A break from the heat and humidity is on the way!

Maine Infant Death is Investigated
Maine Infant Death is Investigated

A 2½-week-old baby died in Knox County, Maine overnight on Friday.

PD: Potentially 'Something Dangerous' In Milford Home
PD: Potentially 'Something Dangerous' In Milford Home

Police responded to a house in Milford, Massachusetts on Saturday night after neighbor reports of a loud noise, according to authorities.

Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative
Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to...

DA: Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Boyfriend
DA: Woman Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Boyfriend

A woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend at their home Friday, in Brockton, Massachusetts, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's office.

Murder-for-Hire Plot Foiled in Northampton, Mass.
Murder-for-Hire Plot Foiled in Northampton, Mass.

Authorities say a Massachusetts woman and her husband were involved in a murder-for-hire plot to kill the victim in his pending rape case.