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Points of Interest: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Passenger with Stolen Passport was Iranian Asylum Seeker

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 11th 2014 08:16 AM
Malaysia Plane
Associated Press
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passenger with the stolen passport was an Iranian seeking asylum is among today's points of interest.
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Bunny Lady vs. the TSA

by Fran Golden. Posted Apr 11th 2011 11:00 AM
bunny lady tsa

Fox 4 Kansas City

Just in time for Easter comes the story of a Kansas clown who dresses up as a bunny and had a hassle with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over a basket of colorful, confetti-filled eggs.
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When is Easter 2011?

by Gerard Walen. Posted Feb 23rd 2011 12:00 PM
When is Easter 2011

US Army Africa, Flickr

If you want to calculate when Easter 2011 is celebrated, you'll need to look to the heavens – kind of.

Easter Sunday falls on a different date every year. It is determined by the phases of the moon and the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church, which considers it a "moveable feast."

In most Christian religions, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which they say occurred three days after his crucifixion (marked on Good Friday each year). In the Catholic Church, it marks the end of Lent, a 40-day (not counting Sundays) season of repentance, prayer and fasting that begins on Ash Wednesday.
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When is Ash Wednesday 2011?

by Gerard Walen. Posted Feb 4th 2011 04:00 PM
When is Ash Wednesday?

Photo by Maureen Lunn on Flickr

Ash Wednesday 2011 will mark the beginning of the season of Lent in the Catholic Church. The date of the observance differs each year; in 2011, Ash Wednesday falls on March 9. Lent is a season of repentance, prayer and fasting in the Catholic faith, and certain rituals take place for followers of the religion.
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