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Man known for elaborate Christmas display found dead in his home

A man known for his grand 6 million-light Christmas display was found shot and killed in his home on Friday morning.

Macy's has a black Santa, by special request

'Twas two nights before Christmas, and I headed down to find Santa in Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City -- the one famously known to be on 34th Street.

Christmas Eve spacewalk for repair job begins

While many people may spend Christmas Eve doing last-minute shopping, two American astronauts have a more challenging matter to attend to Tuesday.

VIDEO: Soldier's family Christmas, faith restored after thieves steal presents

Thieves ruined a United States Soldier's Christmas surprise. They swiped all of the gifts intended for his family. But, strangers have stepped in to save their holiday.

VIDEO: Final Christmas wish for late wife's husband fufilled

A very special Christmas wish touched an Iowa family and a radio station. The station, Star 102.5 in Des Moines, holds a contest every Christmas to grant wishes.

Did the NSA overreach? Lawmakers spar over data-collection program

Members of Congress are split on whether to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance activities after intelligence leaks revealed the extent of the government's data-collection program.

Target credit card hack: What you need to know

 The major hack of discount retailer Target that stole credit and debit card data from 40 million accounts was still reverberating several days later.

Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday there's about a 50-50 chance he'll run for president again in 2016.

Eagles honor cheerleader turned soldier

Rachel Washburn once carried pompoms. Now she carries an M4 carbine. The military brat who became an NFL cheerleader is today a first lieutenant in the United States Army.