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The Christmas tree conflict on Camelback Mountain

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The Christmas tree conflict on Camelback Mountain

- A city of Phoenix committee is taking comments on whether the city should allow a Christmas tree on top of Camelback Mountain every December.

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Fox to air live musical version of 'A Christmas Story' this holiday season

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Fox to air live musical version of 'A Christmas Story' this holiday season

- Utah’s most popular Christmas movie is about to go live. Fox announced Friday that a live musical version of “A Christmas Story” will premiere in December, according to USA Today. The Fox production will be based based on the 1983 holiday film, in which young Ralphie hopes to get a BB gun for Christmas, and the Tony-award winning musical that opened in 2012, USA Today reported

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Matthew Badger's Death Led To Christmas Fire Lawsuit Settlement

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Matthew Badger's Death Led To Christmas Fire Lawsuit Settlement

- For nearly five years, Matthew Badger waited for the day he could walk into a Connecticut courtroom and have his lawyers ask Stamford city officials about their decision to demolish the house where his three daughters had died in a 2011 Christmas Day fire. When Matthew Badger died of natural causes in February, the lawsuit he filed against the city continued on with his brother taking his place as executor of the girls' - Lily, 9, and Sarah and Grace, 7, - estate

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Fans can now spend the night at 'A Christmas Story' house

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Fans can now spend the night at 'A Christmas Story' house

- CLEVELAND (MEREDITH) - Pack your bags and don't forget your pink bunny pajamas! Fans of the 1983 holiday classic "A Christmas Story" can now spend the night inside the film's iconic home. The house, located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, is currently a museum filled with original props, costumes and memorabilia. When June rolls around, fans can start booking the house for overnight stays

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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit

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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit

- HARTFORD, CT (AP) - A lawsuit filed against a Connecticut city by the family of three little girls who died in a house fire on Christmas morning in 2011 has been settled. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined

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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit

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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit

- Related Coverage HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a Connecticut city by the family of three little girls who died in a house fire on Christmas morning in 2011 has been settled. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined

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Settlement Reached In Fatal Stamford Christmas Trial

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Settlement Reached In Fatal Stamford Christmas Trial

- The city of Stamford announced late Tuesday that it has settled the Matthew Badger lawsuit against the city for an undisclosed amount three weeks before a trial was to begin in the Christmas fire that killed five people. The settlement is confidential. The city will make a $250,000 donation to a charity or a school scholarship to be chosen by Sherwin Campbell Badger, who took over as executor of the estates of Lily, 9, and her twin sisters, Sarah and Grace, 7

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Bill allowing schools to teach about Christmas passes House committee

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Bill allowing schools to teach about Christmas passes House committee

- Rep. Phil Williams, R-Huntsville, said the bill creates confusion because there is nothing that stops schools from currently putting up Christmas displays or holiday symbols from other religions. The committee approved the bill in a voice vote. The next step is for the full House to consider it.

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Jury selection to begin in deadly Christmas fire case

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Jury selection to begin in deadly Christmas fire case

- STAMFORD, CT (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Stamford over a house fire that killed three children and their two grandparents on Christmas morning in 2011. Lawyers are to start picking jurors Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. Stamford officials deny allegations they failed to properly inspect renovations at the home and possibly destroyed evidence of the fire's origin by tearing the house down the day after the fire

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Jury selection to begin in deadly 2011 Stamford Christmas fire case

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Jury selection to begin in deadly 2011 Stamford Christmas fire case

- HARTFORD — Jury selection is set to begin in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Stamford over a house fire that killed three children and their two grandparents on Christmas morning in 2011. Lawyers are to start picking jurors Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. Stamford officials deny allegations they failed to properly inspect renovations at the home and possibly destroyed evidence of the fire’s origin by tearing the house down the day after the fire

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Jury selection to begin in deadly Christmas fire case

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Jury selection to begin in deadly Christmas fire case

- Related Coverage HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Stamford over a house fire that killed three children and their two grandparents on Christmas morning in 2011. Lawyers are to start picking jurors Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. Stamford officials deny allegations they failed to properly inspect renovations at the home and possibly destroyed evidence of the fire’s origin by tearing the house down the day after the fire

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a holiday makeover this winter

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a holiday makeover this winter

- Bring on the warm butterbeer. Harry Potter fans know that Christmas is usually the coolest time of year in the wizarding world. There are breathtaking displays, snow that magically keeps falling, and lots of holiday cheer. And now, we Muggles can celebrate the holidays like the wizards do! Universal Orlando just announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to get a huge holiday makeover this winter

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a holiday makeover this winter

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a holiday makeover this winter

- Bring on the warm butterbeer. Harry Potter fans know that Christmas is usually the coolest time of year in the wizarding world. There are breathtaking displays, snow that magically keeps falling, and lots of holiday cheer. And now, we Muggles can celebrate the holidays like the wizards do! Universal Orlando just announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to get a huge holiday makeover this winter

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Grandfather pleads guilty in shooting of 2 children on Christmas in Southgate

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Grandfather pleads guilty in shooting of 2 children on Christmas in Southgate

- SOUTHGATE, Mich. - A grandfather was charged Wednesday in the non-fatal shooting of two children on Christmas at a home in Southgate. Charles A. Miller, 60, of Allen Park, was charged with four counts of assault with intent to commit murder, four counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, two counts of discharge at a building causing injury, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms violations

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Easter in Jerusalem: LIFE Takes a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1955

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Easter in Jerusalem: LIFE Takes a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1955

- than half a century ago, LIFE dispatched photographer Dmitri Kessel to Jerusalem to observe the rituals that took place there as Christians of all stripes gathered to celebrate Easter and Christmas in the places most holy to their tradition. The resulting story , published in 1955 under the headline "Holy Days in the Holy Land," focused heavily on the Christmas-in-Bethlehem side of things, as befitted its Dec

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Fourth suspect charged in Christmas Eve killing of Anchorage couple

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Fourth suspect charged in Christmas Eve killing of Anchorage couple

- A fourth suspect in an Anchorage armed robbery that became a double homicide on Christmas Eve now faces charges in the Mountain View death of a married couple, according to prosecutors. Savon Wiley, 22, was arrested Sunday by Anchorage police, Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion said in a statement Monday. Wiley was indicted by a grand jury on two counts each of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the deaths of Christopher and Danielle Brooks, who were shot to death at their Peterkin Avenue apartment on Dec

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Settlement reached in Christmas fire that killed 5
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Fans can now spend the night at 'A Christmas Story' house
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Settlement reached in Christmas fire that killed 5
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of three girls who died in a Christmas morning house fire that also killed their grandparents. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined   Read More ...
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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit
Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit HARTFORD, CT (AP) - A lawsuit filed against a Connecticut city by the family of three little girls who died in a house fire on Christmas morning in 2011 has been settled. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined   Read More ...
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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit
Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit Related Coverage HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a Connecticut city by the family of three little girls who died in a house fire on Christmas morning in 2011 has been settled. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined   Read More ...
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Spend the night inside the 'Christmas Story' house
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Settlement reached in fatal Christmas fire lawsuit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a Connecticut city by the family of three little girls who died in a house fire on Christmas morning in 2011 has been settled. Stamford legal affairs director Kathryn Emmett announced the settlement late Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed, but include a $250,000 donation from the city to a charity or school to be determined   Read More ...
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Settlement Reached In Fatal Stamford Christmas Trial
Settlement Reached In Fatal Stamford Christmas Trial The city of Stamford announced late Tuesday that it has settled the Matthew Badger lawsuit against the city for an undisclosed amount three weeks before a trial was to begin in the Christmas fire that killed five people. The settlement is confidential. The city will make a $250,000 donation to a charity or a school scholarship to be chosen by Sherwin Campbell Badger, who took over as executor of the estates of Lily, 9, and her twin sisters, Sarah and Grace, 7   Read More ...
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Hearing on controversial cell phone tower on Hamden Christmas tree farm - Dauer: 96 Sekunden
Hearing on controversial cell phone tower on Hamden Christmas tree farm - Dauer: 96 Sekunden Folks in Hamden get their chance to sound off about a controversial cell phone tower.   Read More ...
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Hearing on controversial cell phone tower on Hamden Christmas tree farm
Hearing on controversial cell phone tower on Hamden Christmas tree farm   Read More ...
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Newark teen has been missing since Christmas Eve
NEWARK -- Police are asking for the public's help locating a 17-year-old city girl who has been missing for four months. Giovanna Castro, who was last seen Dec. 24, is 5'2", about 120 lbs with hair dyed red from its original black. She has a tattoo on her front right shoulder. Anyone with information is being asked to call the department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877- NWK-TIPS (1-877- 695-8477) or 1-877- NWK-GUNS (1-877- 695-4867)   Read More ...
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Bill allowing schools to teach about Christmas passes House committee
Bill allowing schools to teach about Christmas passes House committee Rep. Phil Williams, R-Huntsville, said the bill creates confusion because there is nothing that stops schools from currently putting up Christmas displays or holiday symbols from other religions. The committee approved the bill in a voice vote. The next step is for the full House to consider it.   Read More ...
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On the Market: Fairfield house a present on Christmas Tree Lane
On the Market: Fairfield house a present on Christmas Tree Lane FAIRFIELD — The Arbor Day Foundation invites people to “plant, nurture, and celebrate trees,” and that mission is showcased on the last Friday of April every year. Christmas trees are unusual in that they are planted with the intention of cutting them down. But they are generally recycled, returning to the earth and nourishing the soil. The contemporary house at 73 Christmas Tree Lane was also “recycled,” and there is no arguing this house nourishes the soul   Read More ...
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Jury selection begins in deadly Christmas fire case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Stamford over a house fire that killed three children and their two grandparents on Christmas morning 2011. Lawyers started picking jurors Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court. The trial is scheduled to begin late next month. Stamford officials deny allegations they failed to properly inspect renovations at the home and possibly destroyed evidence of the fire's origin by tearing the house down the day after the fire   Read More ...
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China's 'Christmas Town' Opens Doors to Middle East Migrants but Future Uncertain
China's 'Christmas Town' Opens Doors to Middle East Migrants but Future Uncertain YIWU, CHINA — As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis. Although China doesn't have laws recognizing refugees, it grants visas to people from war-torn countries who can afford to live in the country, paying language course fees or business taxes from their own pocket   Read More ...
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