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50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movement

50 years after the Santa Barbara oil spill: How the catastrophe sparked a modern environmental movementJan. 28, 2019, marks 50 years since the pristine shores and Pacific waters of Santa Barbara, California, were blemished and blackened by an estimated 3 million gallons of crude oil.



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The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse races

The Latest: California storm cancels Santa Anita horse racesSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):



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Father who worked as Santa at Walmart arrested after bodies of 2 children found buried in yard

Father who worked as Santa at Walmart arrested after bodies of 2 children found buried in yardA Georgia father and three other adults were arrested after the bodies of two



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Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdown

Military Santa tracker live despite US government shutdownThe US government shutdown may have temporarily dimmed Washington’s National Christmas Tree but never fear, Santa Claus still came to town — with the military tracking his path across the globe. Just as it has since the 1950s the Canadian and American defense agency NORAD delivered live updates on the man in the red suit’s international gift delivery route. NORAD eased the fears of good little boys and girls concerned the tracker might be down, after US lawmakers failed agree on a budget, triggering a partial shutdown of federal services, including the maintenance of the Christmas tree outside the White House.



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During gloomy Washington Christmas, Trump takes kids' Santa calls

During gloomy Washington Christmas, Trump takes kids' Santa callsIt was the night before Christmas, and U.S. President Donald Trump was on the phone with children, peppering them with questions about whether they were looking forward to the holiday. Every Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, claims to track Santa Claus’ flight across the globe, a tradition dating to 1955, when a department store printed the phone number of a NORAD colonel in a Christmas newspaper ad by mistake. This year, though, the NORAD calls came at a precarious time for the president, who is mired in crises, from a government shutdown that has affected a quarter of federal agencies and departments to a stock market selloff amid Trump’s public criticisms of the Federal Reserve.



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Why Santa should ditch his sleigh for a pair of Lamborghinis

Why Santa should ditch his sleigh for a pair of LamborghinisWe embark on a Christmas road trip through Italy to find out if Father Christmas should trade-in his reindeer for a pair of Raging Bulls.



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NORAD will still track Santa, despite the government shutdown

NORAD will still track Santa, despite the government shutdownThe North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) confirmed that it’ll still be tracking Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve, which it has done so for the last 63 years. Every year, around 1,500 volunteers take calls and answer emails from kids around the world about the whereabouts of Santa Claus with the help of satellite systems, high-powered radars and jet fighters. In 2018, NORAD will also be publishing Santa’s location on social media, however, an estimated 140,000 calls are still expected to be made to the hotline, with volunteers taking two-hour shifts to answer enquiries.



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Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdownDENVER (AP) — The government may be partially shut down, but that won't stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around the world who want to know when Santa will be coming.



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Elementary school principal put on leave after banning Santa, candy cane decorations

Elementary school principal put on leave after banning Santa, candy cane decorationsAn elementary school principal was put on leave after trying to enact a



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Pilot, 4 passengers identified after being killed in Santa Ana plane crash

Pilot, 4 passengers identified after being killed in Santa Ana plane crashThe pilot and four passengers who were killed when a small plane crashed in a Santa Ana parking lot have been identified.



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