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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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Frank Sinatra app offers indepth look at singer’s life

The downloadable app comes as fans prepare to celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday at the end of 2015.

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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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TODAY’S MUST SEE: 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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Washington tries to tackle hackers 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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2014 Notable Deaths

A look at the celebrities and notable people we lost this year.

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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.

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Fire Displaces Seven

No injuries reported

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.

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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.

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Fire Displaces Seven

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

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Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

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But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

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ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

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For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…