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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

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Barbershop: Political Dust-ups And Advocacy In The NBA

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Republican presidential candidates (from left) Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump interact onstage at the end of the Republican Presidential Debate on Dec. 15. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's An Election Year, So Get Excited! At Least I Will

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Octavius Humphries, 32, (left) Seth Smiley, 51, and Seth's mom, Carole Smiley, 81, visited StoryCorps in Atlanta. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Couple's Love Blooms At Christmas

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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

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In this composite image, the sun has reached its northernmost point in Earth's sky, marking a season change and the first solstice of the year 2004. NASA/ESA hide caption

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Do You Really Know Why Earth Has A Solstice?

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The Diminishing Middle — And Why That Widens The Gap Between Us

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Barbershop: 'Star Wars,' Worst-Case Scenarios And Holiday Buying

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A trade card from the 1880s depicts a Santa Claus figure in a bird-themed sleigh pulled by reindeer as they are about the land on a rooftop to deliver presents from the huge sack of gifts. Getty Images hide caption

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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages

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