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When does Kwanzaa start? "'We say "Merry Christmas " again, very, very proudly, ' Trump added, repeating his position on saying 'Merry Christmas " over 'Happy Holidays'. Gifts, or "zawadi" in Swahili, the chosen language for Kwanzaa and a popular language in east Africa, are exchanged during the celebration. The holiday is marked by 7 days of candle lighting to celebrate the 7 principles of the holiday, which CNN notes are "unity ( umoja ), self-determination (kujichagulia), ...
  • Friends of 60 years discover they share the same mother

    Friends of 60 years discover they share the same mother

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    They've been buddies for six decades now, ever since meeting in sixth grade, but it turns out that two Hawaii men are even closer than they thought. "But you know, yeah yeah. there was times when I did think, I look like Robby a little bit", says Macfarlane. "Hairy arms! That did it!" said Robinson.
  • JetBlue plane slides off taxiway at Boston airport

    JetBlue plane slides off taxiway at Boston airport

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    Firefighters rushed to the scene of the incident to safely guide the passengers off the plane. Earlier on Monday, Logan Airport shut down its runways and grounded its flights due to heavy snow, which brought about poor visibility. The precipitation was expected to wrap up around noon, but the National Weather Service warned of a "flash freeze" in the greater Boston area as temperatures dropped.
  • New Zealand beat Windies in third ODI

    New Zealand beat Windies in third ODI

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    Set a target of 166 from 23 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis system after the Black Caps had stuttered their way to 4-131, the Windies finished on 9-99. "It was more about building a partnership with Ross, and trying to take it as deep as possible", he said. "I don't think we forecast as much rain as there was but it was nice we managed to get back out there, increase the run rate a bit then do the job with the ball".
  • Christmas Eve brings 3-4 inches of snow to Toledo area

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    The system brought enough moisture to develop the snow after a cold front that came from Canada on Wednesday chilled the air to the freezing temperatures, Brian Mitchell, a NWS meteorologist in Cleveland, said. South wind around 7 miles per hour will become northeast after midnight. High temperatures will be chilly and below average, ranging from the mid teens to near 20 degrees.
  • A white Christmas for the Valley

    A white Christmas for the Valley

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    Parts of CT and Rhode Island could see snow and rain on Monday as well. Freezing rain changes over to plain rain by the afternoon as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 30s. Northern Westchester and Rockland counties in NY and parts of northwest New Jersey, including Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties are also likely to get snow.
  • Cholera cases in Yemen surpass 1 million

    Cholera cases in Yemen surpass 1 million

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    The rebels said they were targeting Al Yamama Palace, the official residence of King Salman located in the western suburbs of the capital. The Security Council called for implementation of an arms embargo on the Houthis and called on the parties in Yemen to start negotiating a political settlement.
  • Vietnam escapes damage after typhoon takes heavy toll in Philippines

    Vietnam escapes damage after typhoon takes heavy toll in Philippines

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    The evacuation also includes people residing in huts and boats in the Mekong Delta, through which Typhoon Tembin will enter. Natural disasters, including 15 typhoons and storms and many flash floods and landslides, have killed or left 386 people in Vietnam missing so far this year, and caused property losses of 2.6 billion USA dollars, according to the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.