From left, actress Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Obama, first lady Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, react as they light the National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First family sends holiday wishes

In his weekly radio and video address, Obama says treating one another with love and compassion, caring for the sick, the hungry, the poor and the persecuted is what binds us together.

U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C.  (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Bowe Bergdahl arraigned at North Carolina Army base

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faced a military judge Tuesday for the first time since the U.S. Army decided to proceed with a military trial that could result in a life sentence for his disappearance in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Holiday gas prices the lowest since 2008

Prices at the pump are expected to tick slightly higher through the holiday travel period and then drift lower after the New Year according to GasBuddy.