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JFK Assured 8-Year-Old Girl That Santa Was Safe

In 1961, U.S. intelligence indicated the Soviets might soon test nuclear bombs at the North Pole. President John F. Kennedy wrote a young girl back, telling her Santa would make his Christmas rounds.
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After 20 Years, Lost Luggage Is Returned To Tuscon Woman

At first, she thought the call was about other luggage she'd lost recently. She had gotten that luggage back, and now she's gotten back her faith in the airline industry.
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An Update On LA's iPad Program

A high-profile school tech program; a federal corruption investigation and the resignation of the superintendent.
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Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Deaths Of 2 NYPD Officers

Details continue to emerge about the gunman who killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what drove Ismaaiyl Brinsely to those acts.
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U.S. Catholics To Feel Pope's Impact With Archbishop Appointments

Since his election less than 2 years ago, Pope Francis has appointed or promoted some 40 American bishops, elevating new leaders in many cities. The most prominent is the new archbishop of Chicago.
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Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.
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School Hearing Clears Florida State's Jameis Winston Of Sex Allegations

Florida State says quarterback Jameis Winston did not violate any school code of conduct in an alleged sexual assault case. This allows Winston to go on playing football for the undefeated Seminoles.
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Brooklyn Borough Remembers Slain Officers At Candlelight Vigil

Two NYPD officers were killed in an ambush in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. David Greene asks borough President Eric Adams for his perspective on the tension surrounding the attack.
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Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.
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Nuns On The Ranch Give A Heavenly Twist To Beef

At a Colorado ranch run by Benedictine nuns, prayer and farming go hand in hand. "We have kind of a corner on the market" for grass-fed beef, says one sister. "People just kind of believe in it."

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