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Jurors in 1st Blagojevich trial offer retrial tips

Days into deliberations at former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's first corruption trial last August, a juror looked around the tense room, pointed to a spot in the corner and suggested they put a Christmas tree there. At the rate they were going, he joked, they could find themselves still deliberat Full story

Snow melt in East reveals 'disgusting' items

The mountains of snow on city streets are finally melting, revealing oozing lumps of garbage, gaping potholes, bicycles, rat-infested sofas, discarded Christmas trees — even bodies. Full story

Fumbled: Super Bowl oddities

  Ed Schultz provides his take on the non-athletic aspects of Sunday night: the odd mix of celebrities and politicians a beautifully-sung national anthem (with one slight hiccup), and how average joes were turned away despite showing up with tickets.

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Dazzling Christmas constellations to be visible

How we got so picky about the perfect Christmas tree

The Evolution of the Perfect American Christmas Tree

Christmas trees bum non-Christians out, study shows

Police: Thief burns down city's Christmas tree

Lobster ports create Christmas trees — from traps

For jobless '99ers,' holidays are about surviving

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree one of many in NYC

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  Kathie Lee, Hoda talk taking down the tree

New Year’s Day or Little Christmas? TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb discuss when you should put away the Christmas decorations.

  The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree

United Arab Emirates has unveiled the most expensive Christmas tree in their capital city, Abu Dhabi. Insight with Janet Abrahams, Emirates Palace executive director of sales and marketing.

  ‘Green’ Christmas tree glows in Israel

A 38-foot-tall Christmas tree made from recycled plastic bottles is shining a light on envirnmental awareness in Israel. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Lawmakers make last-minute rush on earmarks

A sudden firestorm broke out on Capitol Hill Tuesday over the old issue of earmarks, those pet projects lawmakers hang on must-pass bills like ornaments on a Christmas tree. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports.

  Reindeer dashes from Xmas tree lot

A cowboy eventually lassos a reindeer that managed to dash away from a Christmas tree lot in California. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports.

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