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Thursday, December 25, 2014

How a Christmas Gift Changed Harper Lee's Life (Newser Happy Hour 6-pack)

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How a Christmas Gift Changed Harper Lee's Life

How a Christmas Gift Changed Harper Lee's Life

(Newser) - If it hadn't been for a New York City couple, the world might never have seen To Kill a Mockingbird. Its author, Harper Lee, was a ticket agent for British Overseas Airways in 1956, and it was difficult for her to find time to write with a separate full-time... More  »

 
Amy Adams: 'I Still Don't Understand' Nixed Interview

Amy Adams: 'I Still Don't Understand' Nixed Interview

(Newser) - Amy Adams says she "was uncomfortable" discussing the Sony hack in an interview Monday that the Today show unceremoniously canceled at the last minute, but she tells USA Today that while "I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," that "it was... More  »

 
Guy Grumpy Over Christmas Greeting Thrown Off Plane

Guy Grumpy Over Christmas Greeting Thrown Off Plane

(Newser) - You may not like it when people wish you "Merry Christmas," but if you're traveling today, you may want to try not to lose your temper over it. One man in New York couldn't quite do that Tuesday, and he got tossed off a plane as... More  »

 
Woman's Stolen '67 Mustang Returns Home After 28 Years

Woman's Stolen '67 Mustang Returns Home After 28 Years

(Newser) - Lynda Alsip got an unexpected Christmas present this year: the 1967 Ford Mustang she had stolen from her 28 years ago. Alsip had last seen her first car, purchased for $800 in 1985, at her apartment complex in Salinas, Calif., before it vanished in 1986 while she was out with... More  »

 
Russia to N. Korea: Interview Freakout 'Understandable'

Russia to N. Korea: Interview Freakout 'Understandable'

(Newser) - Russia is apparently no fan of Seth Rogen. A Foreign Ministry spokesman today came to the defense of North Korea's rage over The Interview, reports the AP , saying it was "quite understandable" given the content of the movie. Alexander Lukashevich also sent Washington a little Christmas slap in... More  »

 
Jolie's Unbroken Comes Up Short

Jolie's Unbroken Comes Up Short

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort is Unbroken, a much-hyped adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book . It tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Italian-American who, as Richard Corliss writes in Time , "lived three lives before he was 30": He competed in the 1936 Olympics, was stranded on... More  »

 

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December 25, 2014
We Put The iPhone 6 Time-Lapse Video To The Test — Here's 6 Hours Of Sleeping Baby In 26 Seconds We Put The iPhone 6 Time-Lapse Video To The Test — Here's 6 Hours Of Sleeping Baby In 26 Seconds

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Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food On Christmas
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