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The alleged war against Christmas took its battle to a new low front this week:

A Walmart in Phoenix, where a Salvation Army volunteer named Kristina Vindiola says she was wishing customers "happy holidays" when a woman stopped and approached her.

"The lady looked at me,” Vindiola told an ABC affiliate. “I thought she was going to put money in the kettle. She came up to me and said, 'Do you believe in God?' And she says, ‘You're supposed to say Merry Christmas,' and that's when she hit me."

Vindiola says the lady struck her in the arm and then went inside the store like nothing happened.

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It didn't involve a racist note on a receipt, but another unfortunate situation went down inside a restaurant last week.

Robert Chambers was enjoying a holiday party with co-workers at Morton's Steakhosue in Nashville when he placed a wool beanie on his head toward the end of the meal.

When asked by a manager to remove the item, Chambers explained he needs the extra warmth because he's a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy.

But Fox 17 reports this didn't satisfy the manager, who said Chambers should have brought a doctor's note and/or called ahead to be seated privately.

Angry words were exchanged between Chambers' wife and the manager, with the party storming out to leave and the manager actually calling police over the incident.

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Xiao Wei, of China's Hunan province, recently had his right hand grafted to his ankle for more than a month following an an accident that severed it.

He lost his hand during an accident on the job, but his co-workers were able to retrieve the hand, which doctors said they would be able to reattach.

Just not immediately. In order to keep the hand from dying before they could sew it back where it belongs, doctors grafted it to the man's ankle:

Why was such a bizarre, but effective maneuver yesterday?

"Besides ripping injuries, his arm was also flattened. We had to clear and treat his injuries before taking on the hand reattachment surgery," a doctor said.

Amazingly, doctors came through on their word, and were able to successfully reattach the hand, and he is expected to regain full use of the appendage.

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This story is totally heartbreaking. Just 7 hours after his wedding, William Riley Knight was killed by a passing motorist when he stopped to help Linda Darlington, a motorist whose car had slid off the road and into a ditch. Darlington was also killed.

Knight was a 12-year veteran of the United States Army and friends describe him as a man who lived for helping others.

He and his bride, Nikki Knight, were on their way to their hotel immediately after their wedding reception when they saw Darlington on the side of the road. After parking his car safely in a nearby lot, he went to help the stranded woman.

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It's not a great week to be a Kansas-based news anchor.

First, Jack Harris referred to the Kansas Jayhawks as the gayhawks, coming under social media fire and yet avoiding any kind of network punishment.

Then, on Saturday night, KSN3 reported Larry H. Parker signed off that evening's newscast with a basic goodbye… only to be caught on camera uttering on a live microphone to his colleagues:

"Let get the f-ck out of here."

In April, North Dakota anchor A.J. Clemente was also caught cursing on air and eventually lost his job.

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What is it with the White House and selfies these days? 

First Obama snapped a selfie at Nelson Mandela's funeral. Over the weekend one of the attendees of the Holiday Press Reception snapped a selfie in a White House bathroom and posted it to Reddit by user Chimps_Rnt_Monkeys.

The picture went viral of course. Because this is the sort of thing the Internet loves.

The photo, which shows an impeccably dressed young woman in a White House bathroom, garnered more than 600,000 hits in 13 hours before being removed for unknown reasons.

Pretty cool, right?

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Talk about your Bad Santas! A group of attendees at the 2013 SantaCon in New York City broke out into a street fight on their annual pub crawl.

You guys. Street. Fighting. Santas.

Ahhh, 'tis the season, right?

(Warning: This video contains some explicit language. You might not want to watch it at work. Or around children since, you know, many Santas. FIGHTING EACH OTHER IN THE STREETS.)

SantaCon, a pub crawl with men dressed as the big guy in red who go from bar to bar making merry, has come under fire in recent years for things such as this.

Apparently, the Santas spike their egg nog with a little too much bourbon and then riot--and vomit--in the streets. 

Ugh. This is most decidedly not Christmas magic. 

Naughty, Santas. Just naughty.

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One year ago today, horror struck Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in such a way that the town, state and nation still struggle to grasp it.

The disturbing legacy of the second-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history is so profound that it cannot hold just one meaning. Nor can it be easily reconciled.

Adam Lanza, a mentally ill 20-year-old recluse obsessed with school shootings, gunned down six adult women, 12 girls and eight boys in 11 minutes.

Before that, he killed his mother. After the rampage, he killed himself.

There was devastation. There was outrage. There was political rancor. There were even conspiracy theories (below). A year later, what has changed?

On this tragic anniversary, and under the shadow of a Colorado school shooting just yesterday, the debate over guns, mental health, healing, and humanity continues.

Whether the U.S. has reformed its gun laws after the Newtown massacre may depend on your point of view. Clearly, America affirms a right to bear arms.

President Barack Obama was unable to persuade Congress, as he vowed in Newtown's aftermath, to take meaningful action regarding gun reform.

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At least two people were injured when a gunman opened fire at a high school in suburban Denver, Colo., Friday, before killing himself, reports indicate.

Information is still coming in, but authorities say that the suspect was a male student at the school, Arapahoe High School, which is located in Centennial.

He had reportedly sought to confront a teacher, officials believe.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff addressed the case moments ago.

One of the victims, who is believed to be a student at the school, remains in critical condition, according to reports from Colorado emergency officials.

Hospital officials said the injured student was in critical condition.

Another student suffered a minor wound, said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson, adding authorities were not sure it was a gunshot wound.

Police did not release the name of the deceased, alleged shooter.

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An 82 year old Colombian woman went to the doctor complaining that her stomach hurt. Doctors found a 40-year old fetus, calcified, inside her abdomen.

So many odd "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" thoughts happening right now.

The 40-year-old fetus was the result of an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. These pregnancies aren't viable and most of the time are caught by doctors and removed.

But in about 300 cases since 1582, a lithopedion, i.e. a "stone baby," has formed.

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