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U.S. home prices rise 5.1 percent in October

Seattle, Portland, and Denver continued to record the highest highest annualized price increases. The figures are reflected here in the Phoenix area with a year to year increase of 5.2 percent. Home prices in the NY metropolitan area, which includes North Jersey, are equal to the levels of late 2004, and are still about 14.7 percent below their peaks in mid-2006, during the housing bubble.

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Kristaps Porzingis Finishes Strong at the Rim vs. Celtics on Christmas

Smart hit an 11-footer on the next possession and the Knicks missed eight straight shots as the Celtics took a 93-82 edge on a short jumper by Thomas about one minute into the fourth. "That's all, no hard feelings". "It is not only the end of the game but it is throughout the game we can get better". Courtney Lee and Kyle O'Quinn were also whistled for technical fouls.

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Christmas blizzard could make some travel "dangerous if not impossible"

Although the snow and ice mix was expected to turn into rain in various parts of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin and MI, below freezing temperatures were more than likely to freeze over wet and slushy spots from Sunday through Monday morning.

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Happy Holidays -vs- Merry Christmas: What does Trump think?

I'm always amazed at the amount of new fans Patently Apple gains each and every year from around the world. Some condemn the political correctness while others tout the respect for all religions when wishing folks "Happy Holidays", at this time of year.

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Jimmy Carter is the only former president to RSVP for Trump's inauguration

Bush's son, George W. Bush, is still considering whether he will attend, according to Politico and U.S. News and World Report . Still, every former president alive attended Obama's first inauguration, and the possibility of broad bipartisan attendance at the event would have reflected well upon Trump, who has already reportedly struggled to attract top-level performers.

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Spurs stars following Oscar path to China would be 'strange' - Pochettino

The decision to sign Sissoko hasn't proven to be a success as of yet, as the Frenchman has struggled to reach top form and play an influential role in Spurs' season thus far. It's a good signal and a good message for our people, for the club". "I think after two years here and a few months, my third season at Tottenham, I can only say good things for him", Pochettino said in October, according to The Daily Mirror .