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Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Reuters Monday, 2 December 2019
The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the death toll from a measles outbreak tops 50, in the latest flare-up of a global epidemic of the virus.
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J.C. Penney hopes to emerge from bankruptcy by Christmas

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Apple TV Plus will get classic Peanuts holiday specials as part of a new streaming deal

The Peanuts crew. | Image: Apple

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Trump: Biden will cancel Christmas [Video]

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