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10th-place winners: Bo the dog; three-way tie for cats

Beginning today and continuing through Jan. 1, we are counting down the finalists of Overdrive's Most Loved Pet contest. Here are the dog and several cats who placed 10th.

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Holidays on the road

Rand McNally's survey of 800+ drivers about how they celebrate holidays on the road yielded quite a few tales of generosity, camaraderie and veritable miracles... What your best story of Christmas on the road?

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Last day to enroll in health insurance exchange for Jan. 1 coverage

Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.

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‘O Holy Night’: No. 2 in songs countdown

The the runner-up in our Christmas-songs countdown is another carol with roots in 1800s Europe.

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Podcast: Behind the new Tony Justice record — more song samples, too

Justice talks through the origins of several tracks on his brand-new "Apple Pie Moonshine" record, with more than a few album excerpts to boot.

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Grandpa ‘takes it well’ in Christmas song No. 3

So Grandma had just a little too much eggnog and, on her way home from the family Christmas eve party... No tragedy here, rather the novelty Christmas song at No. 3 in our holiday-tunes countdown.

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‘Mary, did you know?’: Christmas song No. 4

Written by Mark Lowry, this tune offers a retelling of the birth of Jesus of sorts, with special emphasis on mother Mary and her baby boy's future.

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That ringing isn’t Christmas bells: Tinnitus symptoms, prevention

Avoiding loud noises and wearing hearing protection when around them are among methods of preventing episodes of tinnitus.

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‘Silent Night’: Christmas song No. 5

This famous carol, originally written in the early 1800s (the original German version's lyrics composed by a Parish priest) in part retells the tale of the virgin birth.

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Video: Seeing that you’re driving blind

The video shows that what is superficially doing two things at once – driving and talking on the phone – is really just switching between two activities.

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