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This eggnog-like beverage contains pisco; sweetened, condensed milk and a special syrup from a tree Peruvians call "the tree of life."
Dec. 25, 2015
Witnesses say the victims were lining up for cooking gas ahead of the Christmas holiday when the massive fire engulfed the factory.
Dec. 25, 2015
A new report from the Pew Research Center shows a growth spurt for Islam — and a change in the hub of Christianity.
Dec. 25, 2015
This clerically named quaff plays a starring role in Scrooge's transformation in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. And port, its key ingredient, also tells a story of English politics and class identity.
Dec. 25, 2015
Artist Rogan Brown peers into the invisible worlds of microbes, then uses their forms as the inspiration for large paper sculptures that seem at once familiar and profoundly alien.
Dec. 25, 2015
Kermit Travers, 78, one of the last African-American skipjack captains, reflects on his nearly 60 years harvesting oysters on the Chesapeake Bay.
Dec. 25, 2015
Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a huge problem in Cambodia. A social enterprise wants to prove that a little iron fish that can go in a pot on the stove will make a dent in the problem.
Dec. 25, 2015
Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his "Santaland Diaries." It's the story of his time as a Macy's elf.
Dec. 25, 2015
At a crowded mall in Charlotte, N.C., Christmas Eve shoppers scattered after shots were fired, and an off-duty officer fatally shot a man who pointed a gun in his direction.
Dec. 25, 2015
A gas tanker truck ignited an inferno at a crowded industrial gas plant in Nigeria on Thursday, killing more than 100 people lining up to refill their cooking gas cylinders in time for Christmas.
Dec. 24, 2015
Senior year of college for three students from Montgomery County, Md. brings the usual: fear, joy, anxiety, jobs. But does where they went to college change the outcome?
Dec. 24, 2015
La Caja China is a device inspired by Chinese rail workers in Cuba. And in Miami, it has become the de rigueur way to cook the traditional Noche Buena pig roast. Only in America.
Dec. 24, 2015
For more than a decade, a rowing coach in Oregon has been teaching teenagers the value of hard work with tough love that sticks.
Dec. 24, 2015
Demonstrators have gathered at Chicago's high-end shopping district to bring attention to the death of Laquan McDonald. The protests are smaller than last month's Black Friday demonstrations.
Dec. 24, 2015
Some are sad, some are happy. All of them are worth a few minutes of your times.
Dec. 24, 2015
The mites that live on our faces may help reveal where our ancestors came from. And it wouldn't be the first time that creepy crawlies have revealed something more than skin deep about the human past.
Dec. 24, 2015
Frustrated with large multinationals that escape British taxes, the town of Crickhowell has decided to make a point by doing exactly the same thing.
Dec. 24, 2015
Many of the families have fled violence but have been denied asylum and ignored an order to leave issued by an immigration judge.
Dec. 24, 2015
Across India, Christian communities make sweet homemade wines for the festive season from an array of local fruit, roots and grain. But the know-how behind this ancient tradition may be disappearing.
Dec. 24, 2015
Authorities in Beijing deployed armed guards and closed some streets. The embassy did not give any further details on the threat.
Dec. 24, 2015

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