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Mass. official delivers Hanukkah jaw-dropper: ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’

A city official shocked onlookers with his pronouncement during a ceremony marking the start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.
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New Jersey principal reassigned after leaving up ‘Dicember 2014? sign for several days

The principal of School 20 was reassigned after an exterior sign rife with error remained uncorrected for days.
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Dog shoots Wyoming man, who could lose his arm after freak accident

A Wyoming man could lose his arm after he was shot by his dog. Authorities said 46-year-old Richard Fipps and two of his employees were trying to move a vehicle that had become stuck.
Newt Gingrich speaks to CNN

How to deal effectively with toxic, highly-negative people

What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness? The answer to this question, as you probably already know, is not “wealth,” “fame,” “beauty” or “power”. Rather, it is how others, particularly those closest to you—friends, family, and colleagues—treat you.
Screenshot from 'The Interview' (Columbia Pictures)

What we know about ‘The Interview’ — the movie hackers don’t want you to see

Sony recently canceled the December 25 premiere of The Interview, a film that depicts actors Seth Rogen and James Franco on a manic mission to assassinate North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.
Footage of December 2012 police shooting of 40-year-old Todd Schultz [WGAL-TV]

Lawsuit accuses Penn. cops of refusing to help dying suspect after shooting him 16 times

An $8 million federal civil rights lawsuit accused two Pennsylvania police officers of failing to help a suspect who was dying after being shot at least 16 times.
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Why the NYPD is canceling most of its ‘open bar’ holiday parties this year

The reason: a bevy of protests against police departments.
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Austin cop retires after ranting to reporter, ‘You act like a whore, you get treated like one’

KUT-FM reporter Joy Díaz said on Thursday that she was approached by Officer Andrew Petrowski while she was covering a police-related story and began complaining about coverage of the domestic violence case involving NFL player Ray Rice.
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Thomas Jefferson historian condemns Nativity displays: ‘Religious freedom is not a matter of majority vote’

A historian who specializes in religious freedom and Thomas Jefferson this week tried to set the record straight for Christians who were upset because Satanists intended to put up a holiday display at the Michigan Capitol.