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WATCH: Airman ‘Santa’ surprises 6-year-old son at storytime

Aaron Williams was sad that his dad, stationed in South Korea, wouldn't be stateside for the holidays ... but a little Christmas magic gave him a gift he'll never forget.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here are some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Dec. 19.

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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

A 5-year-old boy hoping to save the UAB football program has donated his allowance and a handwritten note.

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Rondo traded to Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks landed point guard Rajon Rondo in a trade with the Boston Celtics.

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Long Todman run helps Jaguars take down Titans

Jordan Todman produced a 62-yard touchdown run to help Jacksonville beat Tennessee.

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Boxing champ Ernie Terrell dead at 75

The former heavyweight boxer, who famously defeated by Muhammad Ali, has died.

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American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

The AKC now recognizes 184 breeds of dogs.

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U.S. plans to rate colleges on affordability, performance

The White House released a draft of its plan to tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to improve.

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Forget politics, Sony calls ‘The Interview’ ‘desperately unfunny’

Leaked emails show some Sony execs thought the $44 million comedy would have been a "flop."

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Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart honored by ‘People’

The first-ever awards show honored the year's best in entertainment.

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Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’

Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."

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FBI: North Korea behind Sony attack

The White House acknowledged that the devastating strike against the Hollywood studio is a matter of national security.

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As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenges

With the U.S. agreeing to restore diplomatic ties, Cuba's communist government may not be able to blame its old Cold War nemesis so readily.

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Waiting for Christmas

For children, waiting for Christmas is filled with wonder and fun.

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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 19

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

Michael Stipe attends the "Young Ones" premiere at the Landmark Sunshine on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in New York.

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Michael Stipe offered up as garage sale bargain

Watch Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe star in a skit to mark the end of TV host Stephen Colbert's late-night show.

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

Superstar singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Usher Raymond performs in concert on The UR Experience Tour at Philips Arena on December 9, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Usher will skip cash giveaway during U.K. shows

Usher will abandon his onstage trick of handing out cash to audience members when he takes his latest tour to the U.K. because of safety concerns.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

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Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

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A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at some of today's big sports stories, on Monday, Dec. 22.

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Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

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Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

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Obama: Sony hack not an act of war

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President Barack Obama says the massive hacking was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.