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(Updates with protests in Washington D.C., St. Louis) By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 30 (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, got no severance deal when he resigned from the force, the mayor of the St.

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By Amr Dalsh CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters)- Protests erupted at universities across Egypt on Sunday, condemning a court decision to drop criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak, the president whose ouster in the 2011 uprising raised hopes of a new era of political openness.

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After a video showing Killer Mike’s powerful and impromptu speech about the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown went viral last week, the rap artist joined HuffPost Live to explain what prompted his passionate response. When the decision came down, Killer Mike said he fell into his wife’s arms in tears and El-P, the other half of the rap duo Run The Jewels , encouraged Killer Mike to share his feelings during their show in St

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The adventures of Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, certainly hold up to those of his spirited protagonists.

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As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespread attention.

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5 Allergens to Watch Out for This Winter

30Nov

Many people believe that as the spring and fall seasons wrap, so do their allergies. But the truth is that they are mistaken. While the onslaught of colder weather and freezing temperatures brings an end to seasonal pollen allergies, it doesn’t mean that your environment is free of allergens.

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Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good.

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One group wants more businesses digging deeper into their pockets for charitable causes, and it believes they’ll make more money in the long run by doing so. The One Hope Foundation , an organization working with companies to integrate charitable giving into their business models, believes companies that commit to worthy causes will boost bottom lines by complying with customers wants. The foundation’s success causing positive change reflects a growing number of businesses prioritizing cause-related missions

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They say you can’t have it all, but it seems like Chrissy Teigen just might. Not only is the Sports Illustrated model stunning, she’s also hilarious, self-deprecating and a hell of a good cook. Oh, and don’t even get us started on her hunky, hunky husband, Mr

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The early evening darkness combined with the impending winter’s cold weather means more time spent in our homes. It’s during this time when we tend to notice just how loud everything is — the neighbors, the howling wind and, in many areas, traffic noise. If moving to the middle of nowhere isn’t an option, here are a few tips (and products) designed to increase the peace inside your home

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Almost two hours from Rome , Civita di Bagnoregio — Italy’s ” Jewel on the Hill ” — rises up from the surrounding hills, a majestic sight on the skyline. Though the view is sublime, there’s one problem rocking this isolated , ancient town to its core — bits of Civita are slowly eroding away, and have been for years. More..

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize these mom-and-pop outlets while doing their holiday shopping.

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(Note: This is one in a series of occasional pieces in the run-up to the series finale of Mad Men with cultural relevance to the period of the show and today.) Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, a genre which received a superhero updating in this year’s smash Captain America: The Winter Soldier . After the disillusionment of Vietnam and Watergate, the times made sense for chilling cinematic assessments of how society works.Or doesn’t.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Decked out in black tie and formal dresses, guests at Mr.

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CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Nadia Ezaldein, 22, of Hialeah, Florida

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JONESBORO, Ga., Nov 29 (Reuters) – A 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing four years ago was discovered alive, hidden behind a fake wall of a home near Atlanta, Georgia, and reunited with his mother early on Saturday, police said. Five people living in the home in Jonesboro, 17 miles (28 km) south of Atlanta, were taken into custody, among them the boy’s father, Gregory Jean, 37, and an adult female, said Sergeant Kevin Hughes of the Clayton County police

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How surprising was it when the arbitrator in the Ray Rice case ruled that Roger Goodell had acted “arbitrary in his discretion,” and had punished Rice twice for the same offense? In addition when Goodell claimed that Ray Rice misled him about the severity of the incident, the arbitrator found otherwise.

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Performing arts organizations are complicated enterprises to run. Keeping them afloat prompts ever-new experiments. One of the latest is the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, formed by clarinetist cum entrepreneur Benjamin Mitchell and an ambitious group of L.

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You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth. On August 9, Ferguson, Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson gunned down 18-year-old African American Michael Brown. Since that fateful day, people across the country have protested against racial profiling, excessive police force, and the failure of the criminal justice system to provide accountability.

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At UPS, you might be able to pick up a different kind of package. The company began offering 3D printing services over the past couple of months, and UPS rules don’t explicitly prohibit customers from using those printers to create sex toys, intrepid reporters at the Daily Dot learned this week

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Turducken for what! On Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones continued their annual tradition of turning the year’s best pop songs into holiday parodies . This time around, the pair took on Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj and other artists as they turned top hits into a perfect summation of your holiday season.

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North West may just be one of the most stylish 1-year-olds around. Kim Kardashian shared photos of her daughter in a fur coat on Instagram on Friday. North was also wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats, according to USA Today , which retail for $495 in adult sizes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.

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Atlanta Shooting Kills 3, Injures 2

30Nov

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say three people were killed and two others were wounded in an early morning shooting in Atlanta. Atlanta police Sgt

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rashana Jackman isn’t old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues. At 17, the Brooklyn high school junior is considering applying to serve on her community board, under a new state law that lets 16- and 17-year-olds join the panels that function as front lines of local government in the nation’s biggest city. The advisory but oft-heeded groups opine on zoning changes and liquor license applications, consult on city budgeting for local projects and serve as conduits for community concerns

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These certainly aren’t your average balloon animals. Austrian-born photographer Bela Borsodi kicked off his still life career in 1999, seven years after his move to New York City, and has been creating, accessorizing and photographing balloon creatures ever since. More..

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When you go around the table at Thanksgiving to see what everyone is thankful for, answers often include family and friends.

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10 Good Reasons To Get A Flu Shot

30Nov

By Melaina Juntti for Men’s Journal How many times have you heard you should get a flu shot? There’s good reason for the hype: Over the past few years, the influenza vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of related hospitalizations, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More..

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10 Worst Countries For Women

30Nov

Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). But while the scope of gender inequality has narrowed in some countries, in other countries women continue to severely trail men in economic participation, educational attainment, political empowerment, and even basic health outcomes

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A Republican staffer on Friday apologized for a Facebook post that criticized Malia and Sasha Obama’s appearance at the annual White House turkey pardon ceremony , one of America’s silliest holiday traditions. Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), wrote that the two teenagers should “try showing a little class,” “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” and, most of all, “don’t make faces” at Very Serious public events.

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The next time Snooki beats that beat up, it’ll be as a newly wed. Nicole Polizzi , a.k.a. Snooki, officially tied the knot with fiancé Jionni LaValle on Saturday, Nov

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Earlier this month, Rodger Nolan, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, rescued a 4-month-old puppy that had gotten trapped under a seat in a car accident. Once the puppy was safe, Nolan expected that would be the last time he’d see his furry friend. But two weeks later, Nolan spotted the puppy on the website of the Franklin County Dog Shelter , according to Indiana news station Fox28.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize these mom-and-pop outlets while doing their holiday shopping. He bought bags of books — 17 titles in all — during a stop at Politics and Prose, a popular Washington bookstore now owned by a former Washington Post reporter and his wife, also a former Post reporter who also worked for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House and State Department

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Mark Strand, one of America’s leading poets, has died at age 80. His daughter confirmed the death to The New York Times , and said the cause was cancer

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By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores – some calling for higher wages at Wal-Mart Stores Inc, others protesting the decision of a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St.

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By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Missouri, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Activists gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday to begin a 120-mile march to the state capital Jefferson City to protest the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, a case that has rekindled a national debate over U.S. race relations. About 100 people were expected to take part in the seven-day march organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), with more joining segments of the long walk, NAACP staff member Jamiah Adams told Reuters

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Kendall Jenner has had a big year. Not only did the 19-year-old recently become the new face of Estée Lauder and make Time’s 2014 list of the 25 Most Influential Teens (with her sister Kylie), but now the model has topped the Dazed 100 list . Even so, Jenner still has haters.

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This is the “Breaking Bad” rap you’ve been waiting for.

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PARIS (AP) — Returning from the political wilderness, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has taken a big step toward a possible re-election bid by winning the leadership of the conservative party. Sarkozy had been widely expected to win the Union for a Popular Movement leadership in the vote by party members Saturday.

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Do you hate holiday parties more than anything? Would you consider yourself a “modern human being who doesn’t believe in god”? Are you constantly looking for ways to avoid chatty hipster libertarians

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How did diehard “Star Wars” fans spend the last day since the ” Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer debuted?

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago. Biddeford police Deputy Chief JoAnne Fisk says 26-year-old Shane Jones was arrested without incident Friday afternoon in nearby Sanford in connection with the death of 49-year-old Kimberly Jones.

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Busta Rhymes surprised fans at an O.T. Genasis show in New York City on Thursday night, but he turned up a little too hard.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — On a trip to Afghanistan during President Barack Obama’s first term, Defense Secretary Robert Gates was stunned to find a telephone line at the military’s special operations headquarters that linked directly back to a top White House national security official. “I had them tear it out while I was standing there,” Gates said earlier this month as he recounted his discovery.

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Ray Rice’s Pyrrhic Victory

29Nov

Arbitrator Barbara Smith has set aside the indefinite disciplinary suspension NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed on Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice after an unprecedented proceeding under the collective bargaining agreement between the League and the Players Association. The opinion clearly evidences former federal judge Smith’s experienced hand at writing judicial opinions. Her ultimate determination — that the Commissioner’s decision increasing Rice’s suspension from two games to potentially a lifetime ban was “arbitrary” — was well founded.

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A woman in Brooksville, Florida, is happy to be alive after a state trooper saved her from being strangled by her seatbelt on Thursday evening. The 38-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, became entangled in the passenger side seatbelt of her 2010 Toyota when her 4-year-old daughter put the seatbelt around the woman’s neck to protest being put in a child seat.

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They didn’t count with his craftiness, but Roberto Gómez Bolaños became an unprecedented force of humor and joy in the lives of past and present generations in Latin America. Bolaños, best known as Chespirito, died on Friday in Cancún , according to several Mexican news outlets.

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TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as “three-foot tall, brown and fast.” A resident initially reported seeing a fleet-footed monkey running through a yard in the middle of a sunny Thanksgiving Day afternoon, Tampa police said. An hour later, another caller spotted a monkey about a dozen blocks away, near a bridge on a road that is several miles (km) from downtown Tampa

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(Adds byline, details on tree lighting ceremony) By Bill Rigby SEATTLE, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protesters angered by a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, entered a pair of shopping malls in downtown Seattle on Friday and disrupted a tree-lighting ceremony. More than 120 people were marching when a group broke off, went through Pacific Place mall and chained shut two doors, Seattle Police Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said. Seattle police later said on Twitter that a total of five people were arrested in the protests

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Uber has disciplined its lead NYC manager after he was accused of invading a customer’s privacy. “We have concluded our investigation and taken disciplinary actions,” Uber representative Natalia Montalvo said in a statement obtained Friday by The Huffington Post.

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One man is reportedly dead and a woman critically injured in a shooting at a Nordstrom store in Chicago on Friday night. UPDATE: Chicago Fire Dept

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By James M. Dorsey Qatar is signalling rejection of demands by human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian labourers who went on strike to protest low pay as well as poor working and living conditions.

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, feasting and food comas — that’s a fact. But it’s also time for funny tweets. If you can’t use Twitter as therapy for when your mom serves a blackened turkey, what is it really good for?

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Turner as Ivins: exuberance, laughter and crusading journalism More…

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In an outpouring of love and respect for a comedic legend and Latin American icon, fans mourned the death of Roberto Gómez Bolaños on twitter. Bolaños died of unspecified causes in Cancún on Friday. He was 85

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Roberto Gómez Bolaños, better known as Chespirito, was a well-rounded entertainer.

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NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two boys trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them could hear their worried family’s cries but couldn’t respond loudly enough to be heard, they said Friday

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A Wisconsin mom was sentenced to seven years in connection to pornographic films she made featuring her toddler son. The seven-year sentence for Jessica Bell, 25, is only for possession of child pornography

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Roberto Gómez Bolaños — better known among his fans as “Chespirito” — died on Friday in Cancún, the Mexican news media reports.

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Rumors about a new Madonna album have been circulating for months . On Thursday, more evidence of a forthcoming record arrived, as 44-seconds of a track purportedly called “Rebel Heart” leaked online. (Madonna repeats the phrase “Rebel Heart” at the beginning of the clip.) Release of the song snippet, which sounds like it was recorded off a speaker, was not sanctioned by Madonna’s management

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NEW YORK — While millions of shoppers battle their way through hysterical crowds to save a buck at stores like Walmart and Target on Black Friday, some who have more cash to spend are enjoying the more refined side of the annual weekend of shopping mania.

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This was the Absolut* worst move she could make. Florida woman France Riney , 60, is facing a DUI charge after she allegedly sat behind the wheel of a parked car and drank vodka while a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy tried to question her, TC Palm reports.

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Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan another peaceful protest — only this time, it’s targeted at Black Friday. The mission, which is identified and spread online through #BlackoutBlackFriday and #NotOneDime , aims to boycott large retailers on the country’s biggest shopping day of the year.

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(Adds vote breakdown, detail) HELSINKI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Finnish Parliament on Friday narrowly approved a citizen’s initiative to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay couples in Finland have been able to enter into registered partnerships since 2002, but until now the country was the only one in the Nordic region to not allow same-sex marriage. Finland is now the 12th European state to do so

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WASHINGTON — Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove to downtown Washington, eager to join a post-Thanksgiving protest against Walmart. “Our local union president encouraged us to take part,” said Rasmussen, 58, who works in a lumber and building-supply warehouse

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President Barack Obama insists on adopting mystery, be this constructive or destructive, as the basis of his policies, because he is comfortable in the gray zone. Some see him as a president who is conscious of the fickle attitudes and desires of the American people, and thus backs non-clarity and non-commitment especially as relates to foreign policy. Others oppose for the US president to be diffident at his core, hiding behind ambiguity, and fearing decisiveness

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SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com We polled Facebook, and found that your kids-by-marriage generally stick to one of six categories—for better or worse. What’s yours? More…

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Daily Meditation: Love Yourself

28Nov

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations , prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life

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Patti Smith managed to make one of the most beloved Christmas hymns all the more exquisite with her gorgeous rendition of ‘O Holy Night’ at the 2013 Vatican concert. It’s little wonder Pope Francis invited the singer back to perform again at this year’s show

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