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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" may be one of the big movie events of the season, but it also offers parents a prime opportunity to use a Hollywood blockbuster as a tool for teaching their children important life lessons.
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By Natalie Abrams,
Say goodbye to Shaun White's long red locks!
The Olympic gold medalist snowboarder decided to donate his hair to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair because of illnesses.
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By Robyn Ross,
President Barack Obama has been named Time's Person of the Year.
"He's basically the beneficiary and the author of a kind of New America, a new demographic, a new cultural America that he is now the symbol of," editor Richard Stengel said on Wednesday morning's Today
By Kate Stanhope,
The country is still reeling from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that took the lives of 28 people last Friday. That includes Blossom star Jenna von Oy, who grew up in Newtown, Conn., where the tragedy happened.