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‘Trump ain’t gonna pay my rent’: Federal workers fume as government shutdown extends into Christmas

President Donald Trump’s decision to let the government shut down because Democrats refuse to fund his border wall has federal workers looking into January and beyond, fearing they won’t be able to pay their bills.

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Here are 9 things Trump wants for Christmas

Dear Santa,

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Here's what your favorite Christmas movies say about social justice

Christmas movies, from It’s a Wonderful Life to Die Hard, mostly deliver the same clove-scented bromide: Sure, capitalism is destructive sometimes, but singular acts of charity spurred by the supernatural can save us! Maybe this message makes you feel cozy. But this year, aren’t you hungry for more than just cozy? For you, the hungry, I offer this social justice nerd’s tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Christmas cinema.

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Why we can still celebrate Christmas - despite the suffering in the world - with this advice from the 1800s

How can we enjoy ourselves this holiday season when sadness, cruelty and strife so often dominate the headlines? This is a question that Leigh Hunt, the great 19th-century English writer, asked himself nearly two centuries ago, and it is as relevant today as it was when Hunt tried to answer it.

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Here's what the nativity story would sound like with actual female consent

In the gospel stories, Mary the mother of Jesus is a humble, devout young woman of her time – which means she has little choice in the matter.

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Here are 5 outrageous pot-related gift ideas for your favorite marijuana smoker - if you have more cash than consciousness

It was probably inevitable. As marijuana emerges from the underground and people with dollar signs in their eyes glom onto this hot new capitalist commodity, offerings aimed at the upscale pot person are making their entry into the marketplace.

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'Fox & Friends' Host Claims that He Accidentally Donated to Trump's Campaign

In a new interview with The Hill, "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade revealed that he donated to President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 — a donation, he says, that was completely unintentional.

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Neighbors to Mike Pence’s Christmas Vacation Home in Aspen Greeted Him with a Big ‘Make America Gay Again’ Banner

Vice President Mike Pence’s Christmas vacation in Aspen was protested by the neighbors next to the private home in which he was staying.

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How I Changed My Holiday Traditions to Match My Values

Throughout my childhood, my paternal grandmother always made sure the family had a “good” Christmas. For her, that meant everyone received a gift—especially the children. We would meet at a relative’s house each year on Christmas Eve and at midnight exchange gifts. Money was often tight, and sometimes the holidays brought more of a burden when having to choose between buying decorations and gifts and paying bills.

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Psychologist Takes Credit for Sending Boxes of Horse Poop to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

A Los Angeles psychologist has taken credit for delivering a box of horse manure to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, said the Washington Post on Monday.

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