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In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A 140-Foot Cross

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:16pm

Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.

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Oklahoma Rain A Mixed Blessing For Drought-Stricken Ranchers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:12pm

It ended years of drought and will help foster hay growth, but floods also washed away infrastructure and dispersed herds.

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The Upside To Weeks Of Rain In Texas: Finally Emerging From Drought

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:06pm

Wichita Falls has finally lifted emergency water restrictions that were in place for four years, during its worst drought on record.

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Boy Who Lost Stuffed Tiger At Airport Finds Tiger Stayed Very Busy

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:34am

After he was found by a Tampa airport's janitorial crew, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes was taken out for some gelato and on a behind-the-scenes tours of the airport.

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When It Comes To SPFs And Sunscreens, We're Still In The Dark

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:31am

Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.

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Song Premiere: Craig Finn, 'Newmyer's Roof'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:27am

The lead singer of The Hold Steady has a new solo album, Faith In The Future, out this September. Like many of the songs on the album, "Newmyer's Roof" is a small slice of life filled with meaning.

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Too Much 'Word,' Not Enough 'Nerd' In This Scrabble Story

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:15am

Professional Scrabble fan John D. Williams' new memoir is chock full of interesting tidbits (like lists of important words with Q, X and J) but gets bogged down in tedious biographical detail.

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