Perhaps nothing defined 2016 more than the U.S. presidential election. In a showdown, which at one point included Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to secure the nomination on Nov. 9.
During services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Pope Francis, leader of 1.2 million Roman Catholics worldwide, called for peace in the world's conflict zones and also addressed the gap between the rich and poor.
Highlights from Week 15 action across the NFL including the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Los Angeles Rams, the Miami Dolphins traveling to the New York Jets, the New York Giants hosting the Detroit Lions, and more.
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