A guide to returning Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts have been opened, and many people may be left wondering, “What were they thinking?” as they seek ways to return gifts. A personal finance expert breaks down what consumers need to know when returning gifts.

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Sam Kass has been a fixture at the executive mansion, advising on nutrition policy as well as cooking up meals for the First Family.

Holiday box office guide

What's worth seeing and what should you skip? Here’s a holiday box office survival guide of new movies arriving in theaters Christmas Day. (Videos)

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As a college offers video game scholarships and competitions become abundant, could gaming breakthrough into mainstream athletics to become part of the Olympics?

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US traveler released from East Timor jail

Stacey Addison, 41, of Portland, was arrested in September shortly after crossing the border into the Southeast Asia nation.

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