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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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. »

This New England Santa Stays St. Nick All Year Round
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This New England Santa Stays St. Nick All Year Round

In case you haven’t been told, Santa is real and he lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dan Greenleaf is the founder of the New England Santa Society and has been working professionally for decades. »

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. »

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... »

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'Blood Everywhere': Shark Attacks Seal Near Surfers
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A shark killed a seal Monday off the coast of Nauset Beach on Cape Cod, causing it to close.

Mass. State Police Trooper Dies After Medical Emergency
Mass. State Police Trooper Dies After Medical Emergency

A Massachusetts State Police trooper died unexpectedly Monday after suffering a medical emergency.

Solar Eclipse: Celebrating the Rare Event in New England
Solar Eclipse: Celebrating the Rare Event in New England

People across the U.S. experienced Monday’s solar eclipse, a rare event that prompted plenty of watch parties in New England.

Scaramucci: Kraft Gifted Trump Super Bowl LI Ring
Scaramucci: Kraft Gifted Trump Super Bowl LI Ring

President Donald Trump has made no secret about being a New England Patriots fan, now he has the hardware to cement the relationship — a Super Bowl ring.

Trump Renews Afghan War Commitment, Sees No Speedy Exit
Trump Renews Afghan War Commitment, Sees No Speedy Exit

Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly...

Loud Party, Fireworks Result in Arrest of 2 Kennedys
Loud Party, Fireworks Result in Arrest of 2 Kennedys

A loud party in Hyannisport over the weekend resulted in the arrest of two members of the Kennedy family, according to police.