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In Santa Claus, Indiana, Christmas is year-round


It’s Christmas all year round in the small town of Santa Claus, Indiana.  Each year, thousands of letters written to Santa make their way to the small town’s Santa Claus Post Office, which has been the headquarters for Santa’s helpers for more than 100 years. Last year, the town received …

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39 killed when runaway truck rams into vehicles


NAIVASHA, Kenya — A runaway truck carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 39 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday. The truck lost control while going downhill on the road from the capital, Nairobi, to …

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Explosions hit near major soccer stadium in Istanbul


Last Updated Dec 10, 2016 11:12 PM EST ISTANBUL — Two explosions hit Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, after fans had gone home. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement saying “unfortunately we have martyrs and wounded” but did not specify the number. According to a …

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Who is Rex Tillerson?


Who is Rex Tillerson, the CEO, president and chairman of Exxon Mobil Corp. that has emerged as the distinct front-runner in the race to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state? The 64-year-old executive is the head of the largest oil company in the world. It operates in dozens of …

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Tanker train explodes in Bulgaria after derailing


SOFIA, Bulgaria — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said.  Authorities said about 50 buildings in the village of Hitrino were destroyed when containers of gas exploded at 5:40 …

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Wall Street sprints to the final hurdle of 2016


U.S. equities climbed to new record highs on Friday in what’s becoming a speculative fever following the surprise electoral victory of President-elect Donald Trump. Also fueling the rally are seasonal tailwinds in play at this time of the year as well as portfolio shifts as investors pull money out of …

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