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Christmas Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Christmas, a popular Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In 2013, December 25th falls on a Wednesday.

Jeb Bush email release stokes 2016 talk

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he will release 250,000 emails from his two terms in office and write an eBook outlining his governing philosophy during an interview aired Sunday.

Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of. Cosby, accused of rape and other misdeeds by an increasing number of women, was reached at home on Friday by a New York Post reporter.

American who says he crossed into North Korea denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.

One challenge for Ferguson grand jury: Some witnesses' credibility

The grand jury in the case of Michael Brown's shooting didn't just face an onslaught of witnesses with conflicting memories of what happened the day white police officer Darren Wilson killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

McCain prepared to help Obama close Guantanamo

An unlikely ally is offering a glimmer of hope that President Barack Obama can make good on his vow to close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office.

2015: The year the stock market slows to a trot

The bull market may need to tap the brakes in 2015.

Senate approves short-term funding for government

The Senate passed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through Wednesday, averting a shutdown while the chamber debates a bill to fund the government.

Why you should reconsider that crane in your marriage proposal

It's the thought that counts, right? Tell that to the residents of 32 homes in the Dutch town of Ijsselstein, who were evacuated after a planned marriage proposal fell through.

Protesting police shootings: Demands for change sound out nationwide

Invoking the familiar names of black men who died at the hands of police, thousands marched throughout the nation on Saturday to protest what they see as rampant racial injustice.