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What Is The Importance Of 3pm On Memorial Day?

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Memorial Day means a three day holiday weekend, filled with friends, barbecue, and if you’re lucky – a little bit of sunshine. However, while we are all focused on unplugging, taking a break, and decompressing from our busy lives over the ...

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1 Million New York Students To Observe 2 Muslim Holidays

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Around one million New York City public schools students will now observe two Muslim holidays, officials announced Wednesday, making the nation’s biggest district one of the few to put Islamic holy days on its calendar. Under the new change announced ...

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NASA Captures The Holidays From Space (Video)

A screenshot from a NASA video shows holiday lights from space. NASA/YOUTUBE

NASA shared a look from space at severe weather developing over the Gulf Coast of the United States. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, it has also shared video of a solar flare and of Christmas lights as ...

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Gold Tooth Donated At Salvation Army Collection Kettle In Kansas City


In his 50 years working with Salvation Army holiday kettle collections, Maj. Rick Carroll has seen a lot of strange things dropped in the bucket. He’s found diamond rings and silver bars and four-leaf clovers, and once a child poured ...

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Scientists: U.S. Cities Shine 20 to 50 Percent Brighter Around Christmas

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The glow of millions of U.S. homes shine bright each night with the Christmas holiday quickly approaching. In fact, scientists have found that nighttime lights around major U.S. cities shine 20 percent to 50 percent brighter around Christmas; a surge ...

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P.A. City Plan Charlie Brown Day Festival, Spruce Up “Ugly” Christmas Tree

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A Pennsylvania city is getting into the spirit of Christmas by sprucing up a Charlie Brown-esque Christmas tree the city’s residents once rejected. Officials in Reading, Pennsylvania are planning a Charlie Brown Day festival Dec. 20 to celebrate and decorate ...

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Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why do we celebrate Veterans Day?” you ask? That’s a good question.  Timely too.   (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why do doctors put cameras and fingers up your butt when ...

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