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Afghans Begin New Exodus, Often At Great Cost

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In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery

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The Sight Of Roadkill Makes A Pretty, Data-Rich Picture

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Ach! No End In Sight For Berlin Airport Woes

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Matchmaker Santa is only one of many cornball films in which Santa (Donovan Scott) helps a woman (Lacey Chabert) find a boyfriend (Adam Mayfield). This is the one where the vanilla extract was key. Carin Baer/Hallmark Channel hide caption

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The High And The Low In Holiday Movies

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Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition

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