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The degrees in Fahrenheit that schoolchildren in the northern Alaska Inupiac community of Nuiqsut endured to see Santa. Operation Santa Claus, which began in 1956, involves Santa riding on an Alaska Air National Guard cargo plane to Nuiqsut to deliver gifts, supplies and, sometimes, Christmas itself to a few rural communities near the Arctic Circle.

(Associated Press — Dec. 9, 2022)

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