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Archaeology: Herod’s palace located just 3 miles from Bethlehem

Israeli archeologists have uncovered an impressive entrance to Herod’s palace at Herodium. Located only three miles southeast of Bethlehem, Herodium played an important part in the events surrounding the early life of Christ. The December announcement by Hebrew University archeologists …

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The ultimate guide for the smart traveler

Travel Smart

(Family Features) With Americans traveling more than ever today, both domestically and internationally, it’s important to develop smart traveling habits. Whether you are venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart is a must if you …

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Old Age, happiness, and virtue


When you hear the words “old age,” what comes to mind? In cultures gone by, it meant wisdom, sage, elder, respect. But today in our youth-obsessed culture, we tend to think of “decline,” “frailty,” “sickness,” and “death.” Many believe that …

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2014 Year in Review | What was hot

Laser tag, for real The U.S. Navy’s newest weapon is ready for deployment. A laser weapons system dubbed LaWS performed flawlessly in tests aboard a ship in the Arabian Gulf in late 2014. It can shoot down drones and helicopters, …

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2014 Year in Review | Back to the future

Now 14 years into a new millennium, the year jerked us back to a past we thought we’d left behind: Beheadings, race riots, Soviet-style conflict, and runaway epidemics. In the subterranean reaches of ancient churches in Mosul, Iraq—turned suddenly and …

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‘Unbroken’ misses story

Louis Zamperini

Many of the top films of 2014 did their best to promote secular significance while avoiding a spiritual component found in the greatest films of years past. Successes including “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Schindler’s List,” “Places in …

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