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Saturday, Dec 9

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Police put stray kitten to work as their newest staff member

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"She ran around from office to office making friends."

Friday, Dec 8

22

Man builds 14-foot-tall 'A Christmas Story' leg lamp in his front yard

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“Nothing says Christmas like the soft glow of electric sex,” he jokingly quoted.

15

Couple loses 400 pounds in inspirational weight loss journey

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"There are no words to explain the feeling of saving your own life."

Wednesday, Dec 6

23

Family's Letters to Santa mailbox spreads Christmas magic with replies to each child

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“When we got our first letter, we were in tears, honestly,” said Shawna Calvert.

Tuesday, Dec 5

The Force is strong with this family's 'Star Wars'-themed Christmas card

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"My wife has been asking me to do some pictures of us so I went all out."

19

Son of deceased Army staff sergeant hugs his gravestone in touching photo

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After Mylan Brazel, 5, visited his father's grave at Arlington National Cemetery, he ran back to "give Daddy a hug."

15

WATCH: How to make peppermint hot cocoa cookie dough bombs

Kristen Tomlan, the founder of DO, Cookie Dough Confections, teaches us how to make peppermint hot cocoa cookie dough bombs, the ultimate Christmas cookie, for National Cookie Day.

Friday, Dec 1

22

WATCH: Grandma shines as flower girl with fairy wings and magic wand

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Dorothy Czartorski, 86, served as a flower girl in her granddaughter's Oct. 21 wedding, rocking fairy wings and a magic wand down the aisle.

19

National Guardsman meets son for the 1st time in emotional return from deployment

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"I couldn’t have asked for anything better in the whole world."

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WATCH: People are flipping out over upside-down Christmas trees this season

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The inverted holiday tree isn't a new trend, but now retailers, shopping centers and hotels are adding the upside-down decoration to their holiday displays.

Thursday, Nov 30

22

Dogs are smarter than cats, study finds

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that dogs have 530 million neurons in their brains, while cats have half that amount.

Wednesday, Nov 29

21

Woman throws full-blown 1st birthday party for her beloved dog

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“Frankie is a sassy princess," said the dog's owner.

Tuesday, Nov 28

22

Family celebrates single daughter in hilarious Christmas card

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“My daughter came up with it and we thought it’d be funny."

Monday, Nov 27

WATCH: Tampa woman adopts 125 kids from Boys and Girls Club for holidays

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Carolynn Smith said she is throwing the members of the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club an elaborate "winter wonderland" holiday party with gifts, cookies and Christmas trees to "give these kids hope."

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11 Cyber Monday travel deals

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Being home for the holidays means it's time for a vacation.

Friday, Nov 24

15

WATCH: 'Ugly' Christmas rompers for men are trending this holiday season

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Rather than the classic ugly Christmas sweater, this season the market for holiday rompers has been booming.

Thursday, Nov 23

19

WATCH: Toddler brilliantly photobombs his mom's yoga headstand

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Jude Gray, 2, crawls back and forth in front of the cellphone camera his mom, Carly Gray, set up to record her yoga moves.

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Toddler photobombs his mom's yoga headstand

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This cheeky toddler was living his best life during his mom's yoga routine.

Wednesday, Nov 22

21

Die-hard Giants fan sobs after mom surprises him with tickets to his 1st game

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Emily Covington of Concord, North Carolina, surprised her son, Jaidyn, 10, a die-hard Giants fan, with tickets to his first game as an early Christmas present.

Tuesday, Nov 21

22

Indiana family hangs warm clothing on 'blessing fence' for neighbors in need

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"The giver is as blessed as the receiver," Lynda Salisbury told ABC News.

5 best ski-in/ski-out resorts in the US

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We've found resorts that are just for couples and family friendly ones too.

See this, skip that: Los Angeles

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An L.A. visit is a no-brainer. Haven’t been in a while? Find out what's new.

You will need a reservation to sit on Santa's lap this year at Macy's

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For the first time ever, Macy's announced visitors will need an appointment to see Santa at the flagship store in New York City.

Is that Black Friday travel offer really a good deal?

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Is that travel offer to Hawaii a good deal? Here some things to keep in mind.

21

Christmas-decorated Cone Weed in North Carolina town raises more than $14,000

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Once the community got wind of the festively decorated weed, “It exploded."

18

Festive babies celebrate their 1st Thanksgiving with turkey-smash photo shoots

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They feasted on pumpkin pie, turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Monday, Nov 20

23

Shelter dogs go Home for the Pawlidays with temporary families for Thanksgiving

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LifeLine Animal Project of Atlanta launched its Home for the Pawlidays project this year, with 20 of its longer-term shelter dogs enjoying Thanksgiving week with foster families.

21

6 simple steps to stress-free Thanksgiving travel

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Brush up before you hit the road.

20

Utah ski resorts giddy over Olympic bid, worried by DUI law

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Utah ski officials start season energized by the possibility of Olympic bid.

Friday, Nov 17

21

Toddler trying to get a bite of her dad's potatoes is all of us

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Liza Mohr of Camas, Washington, said her 2-year-old daughter Georgia will crawl into people's laps "with a devilish grin" and ask them for bites of their food.