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People displaced by the fire wait to hear news on their fate after a four-alarm fire at the Francis Drake Hotel apartments that broke out early Christmas morning.
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CNN
December 26, 2019 - 9:13 am
The Minneapolis community has made so many donations for the more than 200 people displaced on Christmas by a four-alarm fire that officials had to stop accepting the outpouring of diapers, socks, mittens, blankets and other essentials. Read more here.
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland shows Riley Howell.
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AP News
December 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm
A North Carolina college student hailed by police as a hero for preventing more injuries and deaths after a gunman opened fire in a classroom has now been immortalized as a Jedi by the production company for the Star Wars franchise. Read more here.
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a portrait of former President John F. Kennedy, framed by Christmas decorations, hangs in the White House in Washington.
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AP News
December 25, 2019 - 10:15 am
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle. But in a letter to then-President John F. Kennedy, a young Michigan girl was most concerned about the North Pole's most famous resident...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk at Mar-a-lago while there for Christmas Eve dinner in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.
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AP News
December 24, 2019 - 9:21 pm
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom of his private club. Read more here.
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Woodbridge firefighter Joe Zurilgen passes a burning home as the Kincade Fire rages in Healdsburg, Calif.
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AP News
December 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Kent Michitsch seemed to be running out of traditional options to insure the home he’s lived in for more than 30 years northeast of San Diego as California’s massive property insurance market reels from three consecutive years of destructive wildfires. Read more here.
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich.
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AP News
December 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm
State Attorney General Dana Nessel has suspended a nearly two-year-long criminal investigation into Michigan State University's handling of complaints against now-imprisoned serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Read more here.
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First lady Melania Trump joins local students and U.S. Marines stationed at the U.S. Embassy, wrapping holiday presents to be donated to the Salvation Army, at the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London.
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AP News
December 24, 2019 - 10:23 am
Melania Trump, just the fourth first lady forced to grapple with the threat of her husband's impeachment, is pressing on through the ordeal silently, showing no inclination to speak out publicly on behalf of her spouse. Read more here.
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White Sands is the world largest gypsum dune field.
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CNN
December 23, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The United States has its 62nd national park. Read more here.
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Caper AI's smart shopping cart lets you skip the checkout line.
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CNN
December 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Tired of standing in line? Wait a bit longer, and you may never have to again. Read more here.
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Ram Dass, best known for the 1971 bestseller "Be Here Now," smiles during an interview at his San Anselmo, Calif., home.
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AP News
December 23, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Read more here.
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