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December 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
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 Monday on Spotify. The song bested the record set...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking with members of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 26, 2018 - 2:52 am
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. Then again, Collman Lloyd of Lexington, South Carolina, says she had never...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the Christmas day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 25, 2018 - 2:22 pm
SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II wove personal reflections into the latest edition of her annual Christmas message, saying she hoped her long life brought a measure of wisdom and noting her grandchildren's contributions to Britain's royal family. The 92-year-old queen, the world's...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts to a call during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 25, 2018 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner. "I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was...
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President Donald Trump greets members of the five branches of the military via video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. The military members were stationed in Guam, Qatar, Alaska, and two in Bahrain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 25, 2018 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished U.S. troops stationed around the country and the world a merry Christmas. "I know it's a great sacrifice for you to be away from your families, but I want you to know that every American family is eternally grateful to you, and we're...
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People clean up a mosque following the tsunami in Sumur, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The Christmas holiday was somber with prayers for tsunami victims in the Indonesian region hit by waves that struck without warning Saturday night. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 25, 2018 - 6:09 am
SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting "Water is coming! Water is coming!" and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque...
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Pope Francis delivers his message during the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2018 - 5:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different nations, cultures, faiths, races or ideas, describing the world's differences as a richness, not a danger, and championing the rights of religious minorities. His plea Tuesday for stronger bonds among...
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This Dec. 20, 2018, photo shows a large bush-like structure made out of evergreens, with an interior maze, that will be set ablaze for a bonfire during a winter celebration on Saturday, Dec. 29, in Middlesex, Vt. Organizers also plan to create the world's largest s'more for the festivities. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
December 25, 2018 - 4:46 am
MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — One Vermont community is celebrating the holidays and the winter solstice with a massive bonfire and what they hope will be the world's largest s'more. The Winter S'morestice takes place Saturday at Camp Meade in Middlesex. A local bakery will make the 4-by-8-foot (1.2-by-2.4-...
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Pope Francis delivers his message as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 25, 2018 - 3:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' Christmas celebrations (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Pope Francis has offered his Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different faiths, races or ideas, urging the world to put aside "partisan interests" to find a political solution to wars...
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Visitors to the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse look at holiday decorations as National Park Service employees briefly open the venue before quickly having to close again due to electrical problems, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, in Washington. Repairs were delayed because of a partial government shutdown. Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 25, 2018 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lights were not twinkling. The toy trains were not whirring. Even the nearby bathrooms were locked. The national Christmas tree, symbol of a country's seasonal cheer, instead stood as an icon of a government in paralysis, as the partial shutdown stretched into the holiday with...
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