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20 people who really owned the whole DIY thing this Christmas

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Congratulations, Internet. You’ve just won Christmas.

The holidays are the perfect time to bake, decorate and do all kinds of artsy things with your friends and family — and no one understands that more than these craft-obsessed individuals

While some people bake a batch of cookies or spend an afternoon making a few ornaments for their holiday crafting, these people go above and beyond the call of DIY duty to make creative, one-of-a-kind pieces of…

Obama dials in to ‘Ask the Governor’ talk show

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio show. But this call was one of a kind.

“Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville,” the caller began Thursday. “I’ve got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I’ve moved down south since that time.”

The president was calling in to WGBH-FM to congratulate Patrick, a…

9 jobs robots could replace in 2015

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Walking through the city, I find myself thinking about all the jobs a robot could do.

A robot could probably stand in for my coffee truck guy, though I doubt he’d smile, call me “buddy” and ask if I said “three sugars” or “no sugar.”

A robot could probably take over for that guy spraying down the street every morning — though I often wonder why we need anyone doing that at all.

Could a robot drive that taxi, which just deposited a woman on Fifth Ave.? Probably, though I bet it wouldn’t be as…

9 jobs robots could replace in 2015

Robotworkers

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Walking through the city, I find myself thinking about all the jobs a robot could do.

A robot could probably stand in for my coffee truck guy, though I doubt he’d smile, call me “buddy” and ask if I said “three sugars” or “no sugar.”

A robot could probably take over for that guy spraying down the street every morning — though I often wonder why we need anyone doing that at all.

Could a robot drive that taxi, which just deposited a woman on Fifth Ave.? Probably, though I bet it wouldn’t be as…

Tens of thousands condemn police killings at ‘Millions March NYC’

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Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of New York City on Saturday in one of the largest actions yet in a recent wave of demonstrations against police killings of unarmed black men and boys in the U.S.

The march paralleled a separate protest in Washington, D.C. earlier in the day that drew more than 10,000 people. Saturday’s protests are the latest rallies since several recent high-profile police-involved shootings in Ferguson, New York City and Cleveland

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We talked with Aaron Paul about his new app: Yo, Bitch

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If you happen to run into Aaron Paul — better known as Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman — and feel like calling him “bitch,” that’s not a terribly original impulse. The tormented character is synonymous with the word, and frequently says it throughout the critically acclaimed series’ five seasons.

In fact, “bitch” became a meme shortly after Breaking Bad began airing.

“So many people, on a daily basis, ask me to call them a ‘bitch,’ ” Paul told…

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Kangaroo takes a dip in suburban backyard swimming pool

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A kangaroo ended up in a suburban swimming pool at a family’s South Australian home on Tuesday morning.

In a shock to the Hughes family, the roo decided to have a game of Marco Polo with the family’s two border collies and jumped into the backyard pool.

Dan Hughes told 7News that on Dec. 5 he spent an hour trying to entice the native Australian out of the pool at his Evanston Park home and called up numerous emergency…

Mariah Carey’s performance at Rockefeller Center might ruin Christmas

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This is worse than discovering the truth about Santa (that he’s diabetic, of course)

Mariah Carey, once considered an angel among us, a heavenly voice sent to earth to save our souls, the diva among auto-tuned pop stars — has fallen from grace following a shaky performance at Wednesday’s annual Rockefeller Tree Lighting ceremony

Carey, 44, performed her classic Christmas anthem “All I Want for Christmas is You,” but instead of…

Pug can’t contain his excitement for bath time

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Few things are more relaxing than lighting a few candles and running yourself a nice bubble bath to wrap up the day, but not all of our animal friends agree.

But Barry the pug is here to wash away the belief that dogs don’t like baths. A heatwave in Australia prompted Barry’s owner to upload an old video of the pug keeping cool in a bath

Try to match Barry’s leg-shaking excitement this week. Go ahead, try.

Boy with fake gun dies after police shoot him in Cleveland

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A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator’s call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.

The boy, identified by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner as Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground.