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First-Class Postage Rate Will Rise To 49 Cents Next Month

First-Class Postage Rate Will Rise To 49 Cents Next MonthYou'll soon need some 3-cent stamps to go with those 46-cent ones.

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’"As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated," says the former NSA contractor.

U.S. Embassy In Kabul Hit By Indirect Fire

U.S. Embassy In Kabul Hit By Indirect FireThe U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, was hit by indirect rocket fire Wednesday morning, officials say. NPR's Sean Carberry reports for our Newscast unit that no one was injured.

Pope Francis Preaches Message Of Love At Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis Preaches Message Of Love At Christmas Eve MassIn his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff, Pope Francis spoke of Jesus as an infant in keeping with the first months of his papacy that have been dedicated to the most vulnerable in society.

Charities ensure every family has a merry Christmas

Charities ensure every family has a merry ChristmasSt. Vincent de Paul volunteers were able to find almost everything that was desired. "We couldn’t find a green Power Ranger suit or a blue Power Ranger suit."

Juneau Afternoon 12/25/13

Juneau Afternoon 12/25/13On this program, three stories are presented that each offer a different side of the Christmas experience, as well as a hilarious poem by humorist Calvin Trillin.

NORAD tracks Santa: A tradition with a twist

NORAD tracks Santa: A tradition with a twistNORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been tracking Santa for almost 60 years, but is using modern technology to engage children.

A mass reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from APRN

A mass reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas from APRNThe holiday classic is performed by reporters from throughout the Alaska Public Radio Network.

150 Marines To Be Sent For Possible Mission In South Sudan

150 Marines To Be Sent For Possible Mission In South SudanThe Pentagon has announced it is sending 150 U.S. Marines to Africa, for a possible mission to evacuate Americans in South Sudan.

Reports: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor Of AK-47, Dies

Reports: Mikhail Kalashnikov, Inventor Of AK-47, DiesMikhail Kalashnikov, whose name will forever be connected to one of the world's most popular and deadly weapons, has died, according to news reports from Russia.