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  • HOLIDAY-CAROLER61.jpg A 67-year-old caroling tradition

    Ruthanna Weber, 98, has been organizing a Kenwood, Md., caroling tradition since World War II when she was in the Navy.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • 120513_holiday-books.jpg 7 great holiday stories for season's readings

    Holiday-themed movies and TV shows get the most attention during this time of year. But there are just as many, if not more, beloved books that contain cherished Christmas stories -- some of which get shared across generations.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Old-fashioned trimming for tree isn't as green as you might think

    Strands of lights are ubiquitous this time of year - tangled in leafless trees, framing windows, sparkling their way to Santa's sled.

    December 10, 2013

  • TRAFFICKING91.jpg Human trafficking battled by text message

    A few months ago, a worker monitoring a hotline for the Polaris Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to combating human trafficking, received a text message from an 18-year-old woman in distress.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 2.52.51 PM.png VIDEO: DOT camera captures massive pileup

    As a winter storm moved through Wisconsin over the weekend, a state Department of Transportation tower camera caught a chain reaction crash involving several vehicles in the southbound lanes of Highway 45 in Waukesha County, as reported on CNN.

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • CROSSWORD271.jpg Happy 100th to the crossword puzzle

    On a snowy evening in the early 1900s, a newspaper editor at the New York World was hunched over his desk trying to think of something special for the Christmas issue. He drew a diamond-shaped grid with numbered squares and numbered clues, creating the first crossword puzzle.

    November 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • 'Tis the season to beware

    Now that we (thankfully) have dispensed with our obligatory giving of thanks, we can launch into our month-long orgy of conspicuous, unrestrained consumption.

    November 30, 2013

  • Gall-dindi.jpg Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?

    Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.

    November 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000023490405XSmall.jpg Old-school toys dominate holiday lists

    There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.

    November 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • news_jfkassassination.jpg JFK assassination: Some enduring conspiracy theories

    Over the years, more than 200 people and three dozen groups have been accused of being involved in Kennedy's assassination, author Vincent Bugliosi recently told CNN. So it’s understandable that conspiracy theories of all degrees of plausibility have gained — and lost — popularity in that time.

    November 21, 2013 1 Photo

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