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Dog Races To Catch Up With Ambulance

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 5:43am

In Brazil, a man had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The animal chased the ambulance until the crew stopped and let the dog climb in.

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Barry Manilow: I Jump At The Chance To Do A Christmas Album

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

David Greene talks to Barry Manilow about his favorite Christmas music. Manilow has recorded three Christmas albums and in 2012 he released a compilation of them called, The Classic Christmas Album.

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Demand For Audio Books Keeps Penguin Random House Recording

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

Audiobooks as we know them have been around for about 25 years. But the form really took off when MP3 players like the iPod came out.

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Ecologists Take On Tiny Green Beetles That Infest Ash Trees

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

The emerald ash borer is spreading across the U.S. and destroying ash trees. The pests usually only bothered ash trees, but an Ohio scientist has made a distressing discovery.

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'Unbroken' Skips Over Louis Zamperini's Post-War Struggles

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

The movie is based on the 2010 nonfiction book by Laura Hillenbrand about a U.S. Olympic track star who survives a plane crash during World War II only to be taken prisoner by the Japanese.

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Romania's Rush To Judge Ceausescu Haunts Retired General

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

Andrei Kemenici, who was a colonel then, says he still thinks about the 4 days he held Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife in custody before their execution 25 years ago on Christmas Day.

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Committed's 'Home For Christmas' Has Fun Songs And Some Classics

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 3:52am

David Greene talks to members of the a cappella group Committed about their new holiday album, Home For Christmas. Committed won season two of NBC's a cappella competition series, The Sing-Off.

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Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:34am

An expedition to the Pacific's Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it's not life as we know it.

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Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:29am

Americans buy 25 million Christmas trees every year. They're slow-growing crops, but the trees can be a smart investment for small farmers like the Carroll family in Louisa, Va.

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The French Go Crazy For 'An American In Paris'

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:28am

The first-ever stage production of the 1951 Hollywood film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, with a Gershwin score, is getting rave reviews during its premiere in the city that inspired it.

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Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola's New Milk

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:27am

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

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Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:26am

Pittsburgh is the latest Rust Belt city hoping to lure high-skilled immigrants into its labor force by helping refugees and other immigrants land the kind of jobs they held back home.

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Pope Francis And His Gift For Blending The Spiritual And The Political

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:26am

Despite detractors within the church, Pope Francis' emphasis on humility and mercy has won him strong support worldwide. He has addressed thorny issues such as Vatican finances and clerical sex abuse.

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A Punch Line In The U.S., Christmas Fruitcake Is Big In Calcutta

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:24am

Seen as indestructible in the West, fruitcakes are indispensable in the bustling Hindu city. Bakers of all faiths have the ovens running round the clock to feed Calcutta's appetite for the cakes.

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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 2:24am

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.

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In Its Strange Journey, 'The Interview' Becomes An Art House Film

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 6:45am

In what scenario does a $44 million slapstick comedy become a good fit for independent theaters? Only one involving geopolitical intrigue, a humiliating hack and terror threats from North Korea.

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British Citizens Warned To Behave In The United Arab Emirates

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:54am

In the style of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Britons are warned no drunkenness or kissing at Christmas in Dubai. The British Embassy says, "We love seeing you all, but not for the wrong reason!"

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Rand Paul Gets In On Festivus Actions

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:34am

Festivus is the Seinfeld-inspired holiday with an annual airing of grievances. In its honor, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took to Twitter to complain.

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Sending Your Holiday Mail By Way Of Rudolph, Wis.

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:02am

We hear from the postmaster of Rudolph, Wisconsin, where thousands of people send their packages and cards to get the stamp canceled with an official Rudolph rubber stamp.

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Research Suggests Generosity Is Hardwired Into Our Brains

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:02am

If generosity makes us happy, and lots of research suggests that it does, why do many of us find it difficult to be generous?

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