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  Cuban spy's ultimate mystery: How he got his wife pregnant from a U.S. prison   CNN - December 22, 2014
It might be the most bizarre of the closely guarded secrets from last week's historic agreement between the United States and Cuba: How did the leader of a Cuban spy ring serving life in a California federal prison manage to impregnate his wife 2,245 miles away in Havana?

  After 2 NYPD officers killed, more threats against police emerge   CNN - December 22, 2014
The cop-killer didn't seem to have a specific target -- just any two officers in uniform. And on the day of his deadly attack, those officers just happened to be Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. While patrolling a Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday, the New York police officers were killed by the man who had also just shot his ex-girlfriend -- and apparently broadcast his intention to kill police on social media.

New York Metro's campaign to stop 'man-spreading'   Independent - December 22, 2014
Rush hour on the New York subway and space is at a premium Yet despite the crush, some passengers Š men, usually, it is alleged - want to take up more room than is entirely necessary by spreading themselves across more than one seat. They are seemingly oblivious to what they are doing, or else they donÕt care.

Today's Events, Birthdays and Quotes

December 22, 1882

Looking at Christmas in a New Light

An inventive New Yorker finds a brilliant application for electric lights and becomes the first person to use them as Christmas tree decorations. Edward H. Johnson, who toiled for Thomas Edison's Illumination Company and later became a company vice president, used 80 small red, white and blue electric bulbs, strung together along a single power cord, to light the Christmas tree in his New York home. Some sources credit Edison himself with being the first to use electric lights as Christmas decorations, when he strung them around his laboratory in 1880. Sticking them on the tree was Johnson's idea, though. It was a mere three years after Edison had demonstrated that light bulbs were practical at all.

December 22, 1980

Chris Carmack

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Chris Carmack is an American actor
and former fashion model Filmography

The TV series "Nashville" hosts some amazing musical talent.

As a city, it is one of the greatest places for some of the best songwriters in the world.

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December 22, 1962

Ralph Fiennes

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Ralph Fiennes is an award winning
English actor and film director. Filmography

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.

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December 22, 1936

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo is an award winning
American actor. Filmography

You're at the top of your game if you do comedy.

But the best roles are spiritual because you find a piece of yourself with each one.

Hector Elizondo Quotes

December 22, 1945

Diane Sawyer

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Diane Sawyer is the award winning current anchor of
ABC News flagship program, ABC World News.

Hope changes everything, doesn't it?

I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.

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December 22, 1858 - November 29, 1924

Giacomo Puccini

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Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas include
La Boheme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly.

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties.

It is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

Giacomo Puccini Quotes

December 22, 1949 - May 20, 2012

Robin Gibb

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Robin Gibb was an award winning
British singer and songwriter. Discography

I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made
me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world.

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