People, places, and events in the news today.
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Today is St. Nicholas Day. This day celebrates St. Nicholas, who sold all of his possessions to help the sick and the poor and devoted his life to service for those less fortunate…..a very good role model. Coming right after the eulogies and appreciation of the life of George H.W. Bush, maybe we’re getting a message. And maybe, this time, we’ll be receptive to it. And, finally, it’s not a coincidence that St. Nicholas and Santa Claus are linked in our culture.
One other note: as originally published, we featured a series of photos from our friends at Getty Images. Late in the day, the images were no longer available and had to be replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank Getty, again, for sharing.
The Front Page Links
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Local (Oslo)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
Straits Times (Singapore)
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