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How Michael W. Smith Landed Carrie Underwood & Bono for His Christmas Album

How Michael W. Smith Landed Some of Nashville's Biggest Stars – and Bono! – for His New Christmas Album

Originally posted 12/10/2014 02:45PM

Michael W. Smith had a wish list when he was putting together the lineup on his latest Christmas album, and toward the top was Carrie Underwood. Though the Grammy-winning Christian singer was already a fan, he was still blown away when Underwood actually stepped into the studio to record her part.

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An Insider's Guide to Tonight's CMA Country Christmas

UpdatePosted 12/01/2014 03:25PM

An Insider's Guide to Tonight's CMA Country Christmas

Originally posted 12/01/2014 12:00PM

The fifth annual CMA Country Christmas airs Monday night, and if you're planning to watch, get ready to see a steady, seamless stream of holiday musical magic.

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Angelina's Environmental Work Threatened | Angelina Jolie

Angelina's Environmental Work Threatened

Originally posted 02/08/2005 09:00AM

THREATENED: Angelina Jolie's work to protect an area of Cambodian land is reportedly being threatened by an influx of settlers. The land, located in northwest Cambodia, is forestland that a conservation group funded by the actress hopes to protect, and once belonged to the Khmer Rogue regime, which ruled the country in the 1970s. Jolie has donated $1.5 million to the conservation efforts, but some 1,000 people have recently settled in the area, cutting down the forest to grow crops. "The new settlers will attract more people to the area," a spokesman for the conservation group tells the Associated Press. "Any expansion of new settlement will affect our conservation work."

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