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Dressed in red, green and black hoodies, 852 Thai students gather together to break the Guinness World Record for forming the largest human Christmas tree in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

852 Thai children set human Christmas tree record

BANGKOK (AP) — Christmas is not a holiday in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, and its palm trees outnumber pines, but the country still set a world record with its holiday spirit. One of the country’s largest […]


Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn (l-r) in scene from movie "The Internship." (20th Century Fox / AP Photo)

Movies with corporate America in starring roles

(The Associated Press) – Over the years, corporate America has appeared in numerous movies. In some cases, characters work for real-life companies. In other cases, movies are based on real-life events — sometimes without the […]


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Track Santa’s Progress on NORAD’s Live Map

Track Santa Claus’ progress around the world on a live map courtesy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).


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A glimpse of some of Newtown’s victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn’t get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life’s work in those little ones.


US flag flies at half staff over the White House in honor of the Connecticut elementary school shooting victims. (AP Photo)

‘Always smiling': Portraits of Conn. victims

Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life’s work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own.


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Love letter elves send handwritten holiday cheer to those in need

A project called ‘The World Needs More Love Letters” has volunteers send letters of support to strangers in need of a pick-me-up. Listen to this interview with Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee to hear how it started and how it works.


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Experience LA with Maggie McKay

This weekend if you can’t make it to the snow, the next best thing could be The Ice Kingdom. Holiday-inspired scenes, made from more than two million pounds of sparkling ice, fill a 13,000 square-foot igloo (Queen Mary’s Dome) to bring a winter wonderland to Southern California.




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