Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:05 AM ET

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National Audio 4:05 AM ET

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NAT043 - (France-Attack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) STRASBOURG, France. x-23s. The Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France reopens today, days after an attack left three people dead and 13 injured. Ian Pannell reports French authorities say the man responsible for Tuesday's attack has been killed in a shootout with police. ("..and killed him.") (SOURCE: ABC)

TAG: Chekatt's motives remain vague. Authorities had put him on a watch list three years ago for suspected radicalism, but say they didn't detect signs he was ready to act on it. --

NAT044 - (BR-YEAR-Toys-Packaging) TORONTO. x-09s. Any kid knows that the toy box is the most fun, and a plethora of wacky packaging these days makes that especially true this holiday season. Industry experts credit online unboxing videos that feature dramatic descriptions of every aspect of a toy inside and out, along with a drawn-out ritual of rotating the unopened box for inspection and speculation on what's inside. Toys 'R' Us Canada president Melanie Teed-Murch says manufacturers are upping their design and creative flair when it comes to a toy's box or bag. ("..toy itself.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: She says the box is now innately part of the product -- in some cases, turning into an accessory, such as a ramp for a car or display case for collectibles. Toronto-based toymaker Spin Master has an "advanced concepts team" that not only looks at new toy technology, but new technology for unboxing. The company's lead on its robotics team, James Martin, says they're always looking for ways to stand out from the pack.

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NAT045 - (US-Obit-Nancy-Wilson) (FOR PRODUCTION) UNDATED. x-46s. Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died at the age of 81. Her manager says Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. …

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