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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Unwanted Gifts: The Dos and Don'ts of Returns
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Unwanted Gifts: The Dos and Don'ts of Returns

It's the thought that counts. But sometimes, the gift just doesn't cut it. So when looking through your Christmas and Hanukkah haul, you just may decide there are some gifts that you'll treasure, but a few that... »

Queen Elizabeth Misses Christmas Service With Cold

Queen Elizabeth Misses Christmas Service With Cold

A bad cold kept Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England, raising some concerns about her health. »

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. »

'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... »

Obama's Final Christmas Tribute to the Troops He's Led
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Obama's Final Christmas Tribute to the Troops He's Led

For eight years, Barack Obama has led a military fighting in multiple theaters overseas, becoming the only president in U.S. history to serve full two terms with the nation at war. »

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. »

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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Interfaith Group Hosts Rally Against Hate at State Capitol
Interfaith Group Hosts Rally Against Hate at State Capitol

Dozens of people from various faiths rallied against hate outside the State Capitol in Hartford on Sunday.

Solar Eclipse 2017 and What to Expect in Connecticut
Solar Eclipse 2017 and What to Expect in Connecticut

A rare total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States for the first time in 99 years. In fact, the total solar eclipse will be the first in the continental United States sine 1979!

'Black Lives Matter' Sign Vandalized in Hamden
'Black Lives Matter' Sign Vandalized in Hamden

Hamden police are investigating after someone vandalized as “Black Lives Matter” sign outside a local church.

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Comedic Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91
Comedic Legend Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following...