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Shots - Health News
5:15 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

Courtesy Emily McDowell Studio

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 3:24 pm

When a friend or loved one gets sick — really, seriously sick — it's hard to know what to say. So some of us say nothing. Which seems better than saying the wrong thing, though people do that too.

Los Angeles graphic designer Emily McDowell's solution to this dilemma are what she calls Empathy Cards. When someone is seriously ill, she says, the usual "Get Well Soon" won't do. Because you might not, she says. At least not soon.

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Religion
7:55 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction

Jon Rogers is hugged by his wife, Maryellen, following services at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., in June 2014.
Jessica Rinaldi Boston Globe via Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 4:04 pm

When walking into the front vestibule of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in the seaside town of Scituate, Mass., it doesn't look or sound like the average church.

"What the hell are you doing?" an actor from The Young and the Restless says on a big-screen TV with two recliners set up in front of it. They're all arranged right next to a stained-glass window.

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Sports
5:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

I'm 'The Chief Worrying Officer': Ted Leonsis On Running Washington Sports

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:55 pm

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Sports
5:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

'More Probable Than Not' That Patriots Deflated Footballs, NFL Report Says

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:55 pm

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Africa
5:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Majority Of Rescued Boko Haram Captives Are Children

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 7:55 pm

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