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Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Worshippers at Ash Wednesday mass. AP Photo/Alan Diaz This coming Wednesday many Christians will arrive at work with a black cross smudged on their foreheads; countless more will slip into a church or a chapel during their lunch break or after work to receive the sign...
Baltimore police guilty of robbing citizens

Baltimore police guilty of robbing citizens

By Jessica Lussenhop BBC News, Baltimore, Maryland 12 February 2018 Image copyright Tom Chalkley Image caption Daniel Hersl (middle) and Marcus Taylor (right) were the only two members of the officers indicted who did not plead guilty A Baltimore jury has found two...
Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on

Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on

What's inside Olympians' skis? AP Photo/Luca Bruno Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they’re competing in. Skis, for...
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