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  • By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump and son Barron joined in a time-honored tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, which will become the showstopper for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back at the center of the winter holidays.

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  • By EMILY WANG Associated Press
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry didn't make it but the Victoria's Secret show in Shanghai managed to strut on Monday without them, surviving a controversy over visa issues and a model who slipped and fell during the show.

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  • By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet
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Discussing economic class is tricky in America, but the working and middle classes face vastly different financial challenges than upper-income families, and the gaps are growing wider. Good money advice for high earners could be lousy for low earners, and vice versa.

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  • By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired.

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  • By The Culinary Institute of America
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Gift-giving is supposed to be fun, but if you're an adult, by now you've learned that choosing gifts is one of the more stress-inducing aspects of the holiday. Luckily, here at The Culinary Institute of America, we've learned a no-fail strategy for gifts that keeps us on the "nice" list.

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  • By MELISSA LAMBARENA NerdWallet
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Budgets and holidays don't always go hand in hand. Putting gifts on a credit card can be tempting, but interest charges might sour your spirit and you might be drawn to credit card promotions with enticing offers such as "no interest if paid in full in 12 months" or "0 percent intro APR for …

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  • By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of …

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  • By KAREN MATTHEWS and TOM McELROY Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

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  • By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — There are survivalists ready to keep themselves alive for months with nothing more than a plastic fork (perhaps an exaggeration), then there's a greater universe of preppers who might need some help with bug-out gear come the end of the world.

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  • By The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — David Beckham, Millie Bobby Brown and Hugh Jackman are among celebrities and world leaders announced Tuesday as participants and official supporters of the UNICEF initiative World Children's Day.

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The maker of Barbie has announced it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year's Olympics while wearing a hijab. Muhammad posed with the Barbie at the Glamour Women of the Year gala in New York. (Nov. 14)

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  • By ARIELLE O'SHEA NerdWallet
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Millennials know student loan debt. Borrowers under 30 are carrying more than $376 billion in student loans and those ages 30 to 39 hold more than $408 billion, according to 2015 data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax.

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  • By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press
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I haven't been consistently happy with my oatmeal cookie recipe for a while. Sometimes they turn out perfectly — fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esque flavor. Other times, they don't follow orders, staying …

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  • By DONNA BRYSON Associated Press
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DENVER (AP) — Anyone who has lived through a major home remodeling project can sympathize with Laura Elliff Cruz, collections manager for the Denver Art Museum who is in charge of relocating or trying to protect tens of thousands of treasures during a building upgrade expected to take a year.

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