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Which Christmas Movie Character Are You? - QUIZ -
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Are you obsessed with the idea of a perfect Christmas? or are you more of a Scrooge?
Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas
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Because they are among the few places open on Christmas.
Amimated Christmas Special   video
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Your Toons for Christmas
Charles Napier Jailed for 13 Years for Child Sex Abuse
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Charles Napier jailed for 13 years for child sex abuse, He admitted 30 indecent assault charges and one offence of indecency towards a child. All his victims were under 16.
BBC News Reporter Quentin Sommerville Inhales Burning Drugs And Can't Finish Report   video
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BBC's Journalist Quentin Sommerville Gets High As He Attempts To Report On Burning Drugs | News FAIL
Antonio Martin, Black Teenager, Fatally Shot By Police 2 Miles From Ferguson
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A black teen was fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday night just two miles from Ferguson, Mo., police said
St. Louis Police Release Footage of Fatal Berkeley Shooting
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Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past.
O Holy Night   video
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Oh Holy Night by Josh Groban with Photos Merry Christmas
Scots Orphans Used in 'Military Experiments'
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HOLYROOD'S child abuse inquiry will hear claims that British military scientists conducted drug tests on orphans in Scottish mental hospitals.
Ex-Foreign Sec Miliband 'Lied' to Guantanamo Detainee's Family - Documents
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Britain's former foreign secretary David Miliband has been accused of misleading the family of a Guantanamo detainee. Miliband allegedly told Shaker Aamer's family he was trying to secure his return, while plotting to send him to Saudi Arabia.
Outsourced State Care: Vulnerable UK Pensioners Choose Between Eating or Using the Toilet
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Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable British pensioners receive home state care that is so cursory and inadequate they are forced to choose between eating and being assisted to the bathroom, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request reveals.
Wishes of Love and Kindness   video
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Many snuggly cuddles for the winter!!
State Dept Envoy to Gitmo Announces Resignation
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The United States government official who vowed to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay announced this week that he'll be resigning from that role at the end of the year.
Imperial Growing Pains: Obama's Popularity Among Troops Sinks
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US foreign policy continues its bold global juggernaut, but support for Obama among the rank-and-file has sunk to just 15 percent. At the same time, just 12 percent of the troops say America's two-party political system is working for them.
Victorian Strangeness: Four Christmas Incidents
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Christmas as we know it was a creation of the Victorians. Here are four Christmas calamities unearthed by Jeremy Clay, the author of The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton, a collection of bizarre stories from Victorian newspapers.
Dad Builds Daughter's Last Wish: Haiti Orphanage
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A few hours before she was buried in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19-year-old Britney Gengel texted her parents her last wish: "I want to move here and start an orphanage."
Ex-FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges, Faces 17-Year Prison Sentence
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A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.
Govt Abusing Bill of Rights With Digital Surveillance Loopholes, Lawyers Allege
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Government and corporate entities have far too much leeway to hack into webcams in order to conduct surveillance, and laws supposedly designed to protect victims of such an intrusion are inadequate, according to a new report.

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