A fairly definitive list of every Christmas movie and tv show made. It would be a hard choice to decide which is the "best" but I'd go with It's a Wonderful Life (for drama), A Christmas Story (comedy) and Die Hard (for action).
According to the LA Times, Governor Jerry Brown of California, pushing back against standardized testing, says he is still "haunted" by a final exam he took in high school (and one particular question).
If you have not read this 5-part series on a homeless girl in the NY Times, it's very good (and sobering) reading.
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