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FILE — In this Dec. 2018 file photo Durham Town Administrator Todd Selig, left, speaks to an unidentified woman in front of a decorated tree on public land, in Durham, N.H. After concerns in 2018 that the tree-lighting ceremony at a park in Durham was too focused on Christmas, and a decision to deny a menorah to be displayed next to the tree, town councilors came up with the idea of a celebration that pays tribute to winter called "Frost Fest." (Deb Cram/Foster's Daily Democrat via AP)
November 19, 2019 - 11:38 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Plans to hold a “Frost Fest” instead of a traditional holiday celebration are getting a frosty reception in a New England community. After concerns last year that the tree-lighting ceremony at a park in Durham, New Hampshire, was too focused on Christmas, and a decision to deny...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, after stepping off Marine One as they return from New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 19, 2019 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is gearing up for Christmas. Melania Trump is set to receive the official White House Christmas tree on Monday afternoon. The Christmas tree is coming from Mahantongo Valley Farms in Pitman, Pennsylvania. Owner Larry Snyder won an annual contest held by the...
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November 19, 2019 - 9:51 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Plans to hold a “Frost Fest” instead of a traditional holiday celebration are getting a frosty reception in a New England community. After concerns last year that the tree-lighting ceremony at a park in Durham, New Hampshire, was too focused on Christmas, and a decision to deny...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski speaks with members of the media during a news conference ahead of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. He will not be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 19, 2019 - 3:04 am
MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo taken with a long exposure, traffic streaks across the John F. Kennedy Expressway at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Chicago. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers from Nov. 22 through Dec. 2, a 4% increase over the comparable period last year. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers and airline crew members...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, swears in as a member of the parliament during a gala inauguration of a new four-year term of the national parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.(AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 5:30 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory that allows them to check the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was chosen speaker in a 51-48 vote with one abstention during the first...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd arrive at the Grove Park Inn for a celebration of evangelist Billy Graham's 95th birthday in Asheville, N.C. Sarah Palin says she found out her husband was seeking a divorce from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin, File)
November 12, 2019 - 4:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the Family Talk Christian ministry. He said the interview...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, swears in as a member of the parliament during a gala inauguration of a new four-year term of the national parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.(AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 2:05 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition parties elected their candidate as speaker of the Senate on Tuesday, a small victory for them that allows them to act as a check on the power of the populist right-wing ruling party. Senator Tomasz Grodzki was elected speaker in a 51-48 vote with one...
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The leader of Poland's ruling right-wing Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, swears in as a member of the parliament during a gala inauguration of a new four-year term of the national parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.(AP Photo)
November 12, 2019 - 11:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president laid out his vision for a tolerant nation rooted in Christian traditions and appealed Tuesday for an end to political conflict as he inaugurated a new four-year term in the country's parliament. Andrzej Duda paid homage to Poland's tradition of being a land...
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November 12, 2019 - 7:58 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president laid out his vision of a tolerant Poland rooted in its Christian traditions and appealed Tuesday for an end to political conflict as he inaugurated a new four-year term in the country's parliament. Andrzej Duda paid homage to Poland's tradition of being a...
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