FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Mariah Carey poses in the press room at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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December 26, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey's 24-year-old Christmas classic is so popular it set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. Chart Data reported that "All I Want for Christmas Is You," released in 1994, was played 10.8 million times on Spotify on Monday. The song bested the record...
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Trader Steven Kaplan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
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December 26, 2018 - 4:43 pm
(AP) — U.S. stocks surged Wednesday, recovering all their losses from a Christmas Eve plunge and placing the market on track for its best day in nine months. Gains in technology companies, retailers, health care and internet stocks drove the broad rally, which gave the benchmark S&P 500 index...
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The Capitol building is visible as a man who declined to give his name picks up garbage and stacks it near a trash can during a partial government shutdown on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.
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December 26, 2018 - 8:32 am
UPDATED: 12:17 By Darlene Superville, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started. Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
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December 25, 2018 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who talked to President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve still left out milk and cookies for Santa despite the president telling her it was "marginal" for a child of her age to still believe in the jolly old elf. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South...
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Natalie Dempsey
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December 25, 2018 - 6:46 pm
HAMILTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey fire department is mourning the loss of one of their own who died responding to a call Christmas morning. Twenty-one-year-old Natalie Dempsey, a three-year member of the Mizpah Volunteer Fire Company, died while responding to an incident in Hamilton...
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Abraham Lincoln
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December 25, 2018 - 6:23 pm
By Eric Levenson (CNN) — It was days before Christmas 1863, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to offer an example of goodwill to the fractured nation in the midst of the Civil War. The Craig family, cousins to Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, were a slave-holding family in Arkansas who had fled their plantation...
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Sir Paul McCartney
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December 25, 2018 - 6:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney's Christmas message to his fans around the world: Don't be like me and eat and drink too much. The 76-year-old former Beatle tweeted his lighthearted holiday wishes Tuesday illustrated with photos from his younger days. He says "don't eat and drink too much! I know I...
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Bad Bunny
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December 25, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bad Bunny has a very special Christmas present for his fans: "X 100PRE," his first album with 13 new songs, including his new single "Solo De Mi." "For every artist is a dream to release an album and that people listen to it," the Puerto Rican star said in a recent phone...
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Helen Ober and her family distribute clothing and other items to homeless people in Center City every year on Christmas Day.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of good Samaritans in Center City displayed what the spirit of Christmas is really about in our City of Brotherly Love. Helen Ober and her husband parked their car on JFK Boulevard near 15th Street after a long drive into the city. Homeless people in the area...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
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Antionette Lee
December 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many businesses are closed for Christmas, but that didn't stop some people from making the best out of their trip into the city. Kylie Chappell and her family came all the way from Australia to make Philadelphia part of their holiday vacation site. "We're passing by...
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