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Holiday Exodus Lunch Links
Posted By Sharon McCloskey On December 20, 2013 @ 11:57 am In Lunch Links,Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
As we wind down the the work week and many head home for an extended holiday break, here’s a few bits of year-end cheer.
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Thankfully, Fox News host Megyn Kelly — who declared that Santa Clause was, in fact, white — has been silenced. It turns out that the big guy takes on many different colors and ethnicities, not a tough act to pull off when you’re a fictional character. Kelly, by the way, was not the first to land in hot water this past month for casting Santa  in a single mold.
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“Who am I to judge?” With those five simple words, spoken in response to questions about gay priests, Pope Francis shocked the world and managed to recast Catholicism as a more inclusive, open-minded and compassionate institution. Here’s why Time magazine named him Person of the Year :
He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing. The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.
Read more about Pope Francis in this New Yorker profile .
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The annual ritual of capturing the past year’s best and worst is well underway. Time magazine selected these photos  as the top 10 — a choice that just gets tougher as more of us equipped with cell phones fancy ourselves photographers.
“Dizzying technological advances allow a mind-boggling number of images—half-a-billion a day—to be shot and posted online,” writes David Rohde in this Atlantic piece . Rohde argues that the world still needs professional photographers, though, who capture the moments that change history.
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Speaking of photos, here’s one that’s stirred up a bit of a controversy and raises this important question: Can you be a Springsteen fan and a Carolina fan at the same time?
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Merry Christmas, all! See you next year . . . . .
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 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Santa-Parade.jpg
 casting Santa: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/diverse-us-santa-claus-has-many-faces-races
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Pope-Francis-selfie.jpg
 Person of the Year: http://poy.time.com/2013/12/11/person-of-the-year-pope-francis-the-peoples-pope/
 profile: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/12/23/131223fa_fact_carroll
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Giant-duck.jpg
 these photos: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/12/02/time-picks-the-top-10-photos-of-2013/#1
 piece: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/pictures-that-change-history-why-the-world-needs-photojournalists/282498/
 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Bruce-at-MSG.jpg
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ZOK7H8VGQ
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