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The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Gas Prices Down $1 Since May, Lowest in 4 Years

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has dropped one dollar since early May, the lowest price in more than four years, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices for regular-grade gasoline fell to $2.72 a gallon, down 12 cents since the last survey two week …

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U.S. says it was unaware of South African hostage negotiations

When U.S. special forces carried out a raid in Yemen that led to the deaths of two hostages -- one American, the other South African -- they were unaware of negotiations to free the South African, U.S. officials said Monday.<p>South African schoolteacher Pierre Korkie and American freelance journalist …

Middle East

Prince William And Kate Middleton Arrive In New York City For First Visit

Arriving Sunday for a three day visit, Britain's royal couple were greeted by oodles of American fans.<p>Sunday night the couple is expected to attend a private reception for the American friends of the Royal Foundation, which is taking place at the house of British advertising tycoon Sir Martin …

New York City

American hostage pleads for life in Yemen al Qaeda video

More than a week after a raid on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen to free hostages, an American captive, who was not rescued, appears in a video, begging into the camera for his life.<p>In the recording recently posted by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, the terror group threatens …

Israel sees ‘stars aligned’ for new gas pipeline to Europe

Israel and Cyprus have launched a new push for EU funds to build a pipeline that could bring about 10 billion cubic metres (bcm) of their natural gas to Europe annually, and ease the continent’s energy security anxieties.<p>But Palestinians are warning that without a broader resolution of regional …

Report: ISIS kidnaps Canadian-Israeli, former IDF soldier who went to fight with the Kurds

Gill Rosenberg, 31,said last week on Facebook that she was no longer updating her page because she was headed to an area without internet.<p>><br>• ><br>• ><p>Gila …

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Street harassment viral video spurs local response: see it here

Recently, a short video sponsored by the New York-based anti-harassment group <i>Hollaback!</i> went viral on the web. It featured a two-minute clip of a …

Thanksgiving ‘Pregnant Turkey’ Prank Goes Viral [Video]

A Thanksgiving prank that features a “pregnant turkey” has gone viral again for the second year in a row. The video shows the poor victim in tears …

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Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?

Changing Planet<p>Flooding in New York City caused by Hurricane Sandy Photo by Patrick McFall https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruanon/<p>Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane …

Three Billion People Are On The Internet Now

But 90 percent of the 4.3 billion who aren't live in the developing world.<p>By the end of the year, nearly 3 billion people in the world will have Internet access, according to the latest annual Measuring the Information Society (MIS) Report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). …

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Read and Study the Bible Online - Search, Find Verses

<b>12</b> “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

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Earthquakes Shake Central Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey reports three earthquakes in Oklahoma, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2.Sheriff's …

'We only die once ... It might as well be for Jesus'

Verashni Pillay is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, and inaugural editor-in chief of Huffington Post South Africa. She has worked …

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End Time Headlines

New Zealand Muslim forms his own Islamic State

Te Amorangi Kireka-Whaanga was recently named one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. He is probably not here setting up a competitor to the …

On Facebook, Muslim cleric preaches killing of women and children

“In a section titled ‘killing women and children’ he said this was usually not permissible, but stated: ‘Having said this, one must distinguish …

Jihadists plotted to blow up 5 passenger planes in Christmas “spectacular”

“The threat has been taken so seriously it came close to leading to an outright ban on all hand luggage….Mobile phones and electronic devices could …

Cops sue Cleveland over 2012 shooting

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