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8:30 PM ET, December 25, 2009

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ABCNEWS:
Man Attempts to Set Off Explosives on Plane, Law Enforcement Officials Say  —  Suspect Claims al Qaeda Terrorism Link, but FBI, Investigators Are Suspicious  —  Federal officials and police are interviewing a Nigerian man, who allegedly tried to “explode” a powdery substance aboard …
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Fox News:
Passenger Ignites Explosive on Delta Flight, Al Qaeda Connection Reported  —  A male passenger reportedly linked to terrorist organization al-Qaeda ignited a powdery substance prior to landing on a Delta Airlines flight to Detroit Friday.  The suspect is believed to be Nigerian, Fox News reported.
Michelle Malkin:
Incident on NWA Flight 253?  Update: MSNBC retracts hijacking angle; suspect reportedly lit firecrackers; Update: suspect claims al Qaeda direction  —  Via BNONews, a passenger on Detroit-bound NWA Flight 253 was arrested in what MAY have been an attempted hijacking.
Scott Butterworth / Washington Post:
White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism  —  A Nigerian national, claiming to be acting on behalf of al-Qaeda, is in custody in Detroit after allegedly attempting to light an incendiary device aboard a Northwest Airlines flight after it landed Friday, federal officials said.
msnbc.com:
Officials: Possible terror attack on Northwest jet  —  Nigerian man tries to light powdery substance on Detroit flight, officials say  —  A 23-year-old Nigerian man tried to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airlines flight before landing in Detroit on Friday, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official told NBC News.
Wall Street Journal:
Midair Bomb Attempt Fails  —  Man on Flight to Detroit Claims Al Qaeda Ties; Obama Tightens Security  —  This picture provided by J.P. Karas shows Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on the runway after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Friday.
Libs-R-Insane / CBS News:
Passenger Lights Explosive on Delta Flight  —  2 Hurt, 1 Detained in “Attempted Act of Terrorism” On Amsterdam-Detroit Flt.  ; Man Claims al Qaeda Tie; FBI Investigating  —  (CBS/AP) Updated 7:50 p.m. EST  —  A Northwest Airlines passenger landing in Detroit on Friday tried to blow …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Tidings of Comfort  —  Indulge me while I tell you a story — a near-future version of Charles Dickens's “A Christmas Carol.”  It begins with sad news: young Timothy Cratchit, a k a Tiny Tim, is sick.  And his treatment will cost far more than his parents can pay out of pocket.
Ahmed Al-Haj / Associated Press:
Radical Muslim Cleric Said to Survive Airstrike  —  Relatives: Radical Yemeni Cleric Not Harmed in Government Air Raid on Al-Qaeda Meeting  —  A U.S.-born radical cleric is alive and well following reports he may have been killed in a Yemeni airstrike against suspected al-Qaida hideouts, friends and relatives said Friday.
Discussion: msnbc.com
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
82 Year-Old Pope Benedict Attacked, Knocked Down at Midnight Mass (Video) ...Update: Same Nut Tried to Attack Pope in 2008  —  A crazed woman jumped the barriers at St. Peter's Basilica and attacke 82 year-old Pope Benedict XVI at Midnight Mass knocking him to the floor.
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Ariel David / Associated Press:
Woman knocks down Pope at Christmas Eve Mass
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Sidney Awards  —  Every year, I give out Sidney Awards to the best magazine essays of the year.  In an age of zipless, electronic media, the idea is to celebrate (and provide online links to) long-form articles that have narrative drive and social impact.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Masaccio / Firedoglake:
A Hopeful Season's Greetings  —  My mother was a great piano player, and often while I was growing up we gathered around the piano to sing.  At Christmas, we sang from the von Trapp Family song book, a wonderful group of four-part arrangements of old carols.
Dan Nakaso / Honolulu Advertiser:
Obama will ‘recharge’ on Hawaii vacation  —  The first family touched down amid intense security in President Obama's hometown yesterday and settled in for what is expected to be a 10-day vacation in Kailua, with apparent plans to decorate an 8-foot Noble fir Christmas tree last night.
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Fannie, Freddie chiefs to get Wall Street-style compensation packages  —  The government announced Thursday that it had approved Wall Street-style, multimillion-dollar compensation packages for top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage companies that have become little more than arms of the federal government.
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This Christmas, 78% of Americans Identify as Christian
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