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  • Trump lights National Christmas Tree to mark holiday season

    For the third time in his presidency, President Donald Trump counted down the crowd on the Ellipse outside the White House to the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

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  • President Trump lights National Christmas Tree to mark holiday season

    WASHINGTON — For the third time in his presidency, President Donald Trump counted down the crowd on the Ellipse outside the White House to the ceremonial lighting of the National Christmas Tree. “We’ll count from five down to that very special number,” the President said, before counting down to one, when first lady Melania Trump to hit the button and lit the Christmas tree. It’s a tradition that goes back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge lit a 48-foot Balsalm Fir on Christmas Eve. [

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  • As Christmas season starts, Pope defends nativity scenes in public places

    Pope Francis on Sunday defended the display of nativity scenes in town squares and other public places, which has become an annual contentious issue at Christmas time in countries such as the United States and France.

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