The War on Christmas Is Losing in Texas: Teachers Can Now Say
For those of you worried that government can't be proactive, good
news out of Texas. On Monday, the state's legislature sent Governor
Perry its "Merry Christmas" bill, which would authorize schools to refer to
the holiday in non-generic terms. Perry is expected to sign it.
NI Christmas deadline for flags
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers set a
Christmas deadline for agreement on the questions of flags, parades and the
Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas Bill' To Fight War On
The "Merry Christmas bill" is awaiting Texas Gov. Rick Perry's
(R) signature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
No cooperation over Christmas Day death
An investigation into the Christmas Day death of a woman in Hawkes
Bay is being held up, because people who were there at the time won't
cooperate with police.
Three boats intercepted near Christmas Island
Three boats carrying a total of 208 suspected asylum seekers have
been intercepted in a 24-hour period near Christmas Island, including one
close enough to be spotted by police on the island.