U.S. Senate Passes Healthcare Bill

Health  care reform is one step closer in the United States after the Senate passed health care reform legislation early this morning, Wall Street Journal.  The Senate and House of Representative bills still need to be reconciled before a bill will be ready for President Barack Obama to sign, Washington Post. Text of President Obama’s remarks on the passage, New York Times.

Kids can follow Santa’s route around the world today and tonight courtesy of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), a Cold War era system designed to track incoming missiles from the Soviet Union. NORAD started tracking Santa Claus in 1955 after a newspaper misprint directed the Sears Roebuck Claus phone line to a secret emergency NORAD number, CNN. Official Santa tracker. @noradsanta on Twitter.

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