Nancy Whitt

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Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.<p>Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of the King Abdullah, Mrs. Obama stepped off of Air Force …

An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island

Easy come, easy go<p>There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.<p>The new island is in the Tonga archipelago--a group of islands southeast of Fiji. Scientists discovered it on January 16, about a month into the volcano’s …

Missing group of students in Mexico are all dead, claim authorities

Mexican attorney general concludes the bodies of 43 students were incinerated on a huge pyre of tyres soaked in diesel<p>Mexican authorities believe that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were all killed by members of a drug cartel who believed that they had been infiltrated by a rival gang, …

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Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

The temptation of Christ in the desert forms the heart of this painterly film – but it is a meditation on fathers and sons as well as Father and Son<p>Jesus got his idea of teaching through parable somewhere, so who’s to say he couldn’t find inspiration from his own life? Last Days in the Desert, …

New Testament

Their Back Pages

Second-hand books don’t just tell the stories of their authors but of their former owners, too.<p>Patrick Leigh Fermor’s kidnapping of the German …

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