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China banned from buying donkeys

(CNN)Gelatin produced from donkey hide is a key ingredient of one of China’s favorite traditional remedies, known as ejiao, which is used to treat a range of ailments from colds to insomnia. But as the rising power shifts towards advanced … read more »

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The Biggest Myths About Jesus Christ

Was he really a pacifist? And what did he think about marriage? Oh, and there’s that whole thing about the color of his skin… 1. Jesus wasn’t tall and white. We’ve said it before but it bears repeating: Jesus was … read more »

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35 Mentions of Jesus in the Qur’an

Muslims acknowledge Jesus (peace be upon him) as one of the greatest prophets in Islam. In the Qur’an, God All-Mighty mentions Jesus by name no less than 35 times; 27 times as ‘Jesus’ or ‘عيسى’ in Arabic and 8 times … read more »

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Records: Mom solicited men to sexually assault daughter, 10

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl who was found dead and dismembered told police she looked for men online and at work to sexually assault her daughter, according to search warrants in the case. … read more »

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Snakes on a cell tower: T-Mobile photo full of nope nope nope

There are some things you just hope to never see while you’re working. A writhing bundle of snakes is one of those things (unless you’re a herpetologist). A T-Mobile field engineer climbed up a cell tower and made a discovery … read more »

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10 Truly Disgusting Facts About Ancient Roman Life

Ancient Rome holds a mythic place in our imaginations. It’s the land of historical epics like Ben-Hur and Gladiator, where men in golden armor ride chariots and emperors are fed grapes in reclining chairs. Real life in Rome, though, was … read more »

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Relic Believed to Be Fragment of ‘True Cross’ Missing From Catholic Church

San Francisco police are searching for a relic believed to trace back to 325 AD that went missing from a Catholic church on Thursday. According to ABC San Francisco affiliate KGO, officials are investigating the disappearance of what is believed … read more »

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Infertile man accused of cutting off wife’s hands as punishment for not bearing him children

A long scar on Jackline Mwende’s face travels from her temple, touches her left eyebrow, narrowly misses her eye and traverses her cheek to her lips. Its partner traces an even deeper arc in the center of her forehead. There are … read more »

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These Beautiful New Photos of Mars Will Make You Cry A Single, Solitary Tear

Thanks to a $720 million spacecraft called the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which maps the landscape of Mars, NASA has just released an incredible 1,000 new images of the red planet. The reason for such a big haul is that every … read more »

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