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Wife's dying wish for husband's new family touches hometown

12/23/2013 3:45pm
Brenda Schmitz knew she wouldn't live to watch her four boys grow up. Diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, she was told she would die within months.

Brothers' holiday tradition: 3 decades of photos with Santa

12/23/2013 9:07pm
For many kids, sitting on the lap of a red-clad, bearded stranger is nothing short of, well, terrifying. Not so for two Massachusetts brothers, who've turned annual Santa visits into a project of epic proportions.