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The Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns are without two of their biggest stars.
Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony has left to be with his family after the death of his sister, and is expected to return after Christmas.
"I mainly started having an issue with ['It's a Wonderful Life'] once I became a fan of [Frank] Capras other works. Whenever I think of his career overall I consider 'It's a Wonderful Life' sort of on the outside. Maybe even more so than the 'Why We Fight' series."
Phil Jackson and LeBron James agree: Christmas Day games are not the ideal holiday gift.
In the annual battle over "Merry Christmas" and "Happy holidays," specificity wins out again.
John Brennan, the White House's chief counterterrorism adviser, said Wednesday that U.S. officials are increasing travel security for the holiday season - including the use of more imaging devices, and defended Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for not knowing about a foiled terrorist plot in London.
He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, and he knows how many followers you have on Twitter.
After a last-minute compromise, Congress passed legislation Wednesday to provide up to $4.2 billion in new aid to survivors of the September 2001 terrorism attack on the World Trade Center and responders who became ill working in its ruins.
Christmas is approaching, and many Americans are celebrating the holiday by decorating their homes with brightly decorated Christmas trees. Children throughout the country are casting excited glances toward those trees, eagerly envisioning the many presents Santa will leave for them under the branches.