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Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dates to 1843 [Video]

One of the most familiar and cherished Christmas stories has been around a long time — 171 years in fact.

English author Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843.

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Track Santa’s Worldwide Journey on Christmas Eve

Years ago you had to listen for reindeer bells to know when Santa was near.

Today, you can track Santa's entire trip around the globe with video, apps, and other technology.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Cancels Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’ [Video]

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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Founders Brewing Co. Goes Global with Spanish Investor

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. now has an international investor.

Founders announced Wednesday that Mahou San Miguel brewery in Spain, will be their new partner.

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NASA Awakens New Horizons Spacecraft Ahead of Pluto Encounter [Video]

NASA's doing some crazy things this month.

First, it launched its first spacecraft in three years since the space shuttle.

Now, the U.S. space agency has awakened its New Horizons spacecraft for an encounter with Pluto -- which is still a planet to me.

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NASA’s Back in Space Flight Game with Orion [Video]

NASA reached a major milestone Friday as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

Bottom line: NASA's back in the spaceflight game for the first time since the space shuttle program ended three years ago.

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These Are Not Your Dad’s Versions of ‘Jingle Bells’ [Video]

We've been playing Christmas music on Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's sister station, 100.5 The River, since Nov. 2.

In addition to my gig as mid-day host on 98.7 WFGR, I am also our operations manager. Part of my job is helping schedule the music for WFGR and 100.5 The River.

So, yes, I have gotten to know my Christmas songs well, very well. And I can tell you this: A couple of new videos of "Jingle Bells" renditions are definitely not your dad's version of the holiday classic.

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NASA’s Orion Mission Managers Tap Friday Launch Attempt

For all the space junkies out there: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft capable of sending astronauts on future missions to an asteroid and the journey to Mars, has been rescheduled.

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Material Girl: Madonna Tops List of World’s Richest Recording Artists

Pop music icon Madonna was atop a list released today by Wealth-X of the world's top 10 richest recording artists.

The 56-year-old Michigan native, who now lives in the United Kingdom, has a net worth of $800 million to rank ahead of British rock-and-roll legend Paul McCartney.

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A Time-Waisting Video That is Actually Very Fun [Video]

I ran across this so-called Ping Pong video and thought, it's going to be a waste of my time. But, nooooooooo, it's actually very fun and addicting. Take a look while two Londoners play an imaginary game of ping pong in a metro station.

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Airplane is Stuck in Snow…Passengers get out and Push! [Video]

Flying can be a real hassle. It gets us there, but sometime not without a little pain. We all complain when we fly about the extra baggage charges, having to pay for snacks on the flight, lack of good food, lack of leg room, but, have you ever had to get out and push your plane? No, seriously, push your 'stuck' airplane.

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Breath Taking Video of Plan Landing on an Expressway [Video]

WOW! This is one, exciting and scary video.

A small plane, a Cessna 172, flying in Canada, loses power and has to land.....on an expressway in Quebec. This is amazing. Make sure you are watching full screen, and you'll feel as if you are really there.

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